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single-atom data storage

A Step Closer to Single-Atom Data Storage

Despite the rise of solid-state drives, magnetic storage devices such as conventional hard drives and magnetic tapes are still very common. But as our...
silicon device

Generating Electrical Power from Waste Heat

Directly converting electrical power to heat is easy. It regularly happens in your toaster, that is, if you make toast regularly. The opposite, converting...
Higgs Boson Coupling

Researchers Detect Higgs Boson Coupling with Top Quark

The much anticipated Higgs boson-top quark coupling has finally been observed in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, at...
laser

Laser Bursts Generate Electricity Faster Than Any Other Method

Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. Hit it with a...
graphene

Physicists Solve the Mystery of Vanishing Particles in Graphene

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Tohoku University (Japan) have explained the puzzling phenomenon of particle-antiparticle annihilation in graphene, recognized by specialists as...
laser

NIF Achieves Record Double Fusion Yield

An experimental campaign conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) has achieved a total fusion neutron yield of 1.9e16 (1.9x1016)...
Quantum Puddles

Making Quantum Puddles

A team of physicists at the University of Vermont have discovered a fundamentally new way surfaces can get wet. Their study may allow scientists...
optical sensor

New UCF Optical Sensor Can Determine if Molecules are Left or...

A University of Central Florida team has designed a nanostructured optical sensor that for the first time can efficiently detect molecular chirality – a...
particle accelerators

Controlling Chaos in Particle Accelerators

The use of particle accelerators is not confined to basic research in high-energy physics. Large-scale accelerators and gigantic devices, such as the Large Hadron...
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A Laser That Smells like a Hound

University of Adelaide researchers have created a laser that can “smell” different gases within a sample. Applications for the new device lie not just in...
water waves

Making Waves: New Study Proves Long-Standing Physics Theory

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Sydney, has used the famous 'Schrödinger equation' to prove the existence of a wall...
quantum particles

Spooky Quantum Particle Pairs Fly Like Weird Curveballs

Curvy baseball pitches have surprising things in common with quantum particles described in a new physics study, though the latter fly much more weirdly. In fact,...
solar wind drops

How Solar Wind Drops from Gale to Gentle Breeze as It...

As Earth orbits the sun at supersonic speed, it cuts a path through the solar wind. This fast stream of charged particles, or plasma,...
radiation damage phenomena

Researchers Discover Cause of Radiation Defects

A team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Texas A&M University got a step closer to understanding radiation damage phenomena. They found that...
face recognition

From Face Recognition to Phase Recognition

If you want to understand how a material changes from one atomic-level configuration to another, it’s not enough to capture snapshots of before-and-after structures....
magnetization

Almost Instant Magnetization of Matter by Light

The production of devices to store or transmit information is one of the most frequent technological applications of magnetism. An experimental and theoretical study...
quantum computing

The Right Squeeze for Quantum Computing

Scientists at Hokkaido University and Kyoto University have developed a theoretical approach to quantum computing that is 10 billion times more tolerant to errors...
flux capacitor

Back to the Future as Researchers Invent Real-Life Flux Capacitor

The "Back to the Future" time machine runs on an imaginary flux capacitor but could the movie invention become reality? In the popular movie franchise Back...
quantum computing

Nuclear Physicists Leap into Quantum Computing with First Simulations of Atomic...

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The...
spintronics

One-Way Roads for Spin Currents

The spin is a type of angular momentum which is intrinsic to particles, grosso modo as if they were spinning on themselves. Particles can...