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spinvideo

Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

Imagine playing a game of billiards, putting a bit of counter-clockwise spin on the cue ball and watching it deflect to the right as...
quantum sensorvideo

‘Quantum Material’ Has Shark-like Ability to Detect Small Electrical Signals

A “quantum material” that mimics a shark’s ability to detect the minute electric fields of small prey has been shown to perform well in...
proton

New Proton Record: Researchers Measure Magnetic Moment with Greatest Possible Precision

The magnetic moment of an individual proton is inconceivably small, but can still be quantified. The basis for undertaking this measurement was laid over...
antibiotics

New Model Reveals Possibility of Pumping Antibiotics into Bacteria

Researchers in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a cellular pump known to move drugs like antibiotics out of E....
matter

Riddle of Matter Remains Unsolved: Proton and Antiproton Share Fundamental Properties

Scientists are still in search of a difference between protons and antiprotons which would help to potentially explain the existence of matter in our...
forgetsvideo

Forget About It

Even as the power of our modern computers grows exponentially, biological systems — like our brains — remain the ultimate learning machines. By finding...
catalystsvideo

New Efficient Catalyst for Key Step in Artificial Photosynthesis

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step...
tornado

Whirling Particles Are Fastest Ever Detected

The spin of the strongest tornado is a pale shadow of the vortex seen at the heart of matter colliding into a nearly perfect...
Radiation therapy

Testing the Limits for the Patients’ Benefit

Antony Lomax really only wanted to stay for two years, carry out intensive research and then return—home to Manchester. But protons exert a special...
plants

From the Cell into the Veins

Pressed into cubes, in the form of small crystals, in fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or in our coffee – we use sugar in vast...
magnetic resonance imaging

MRI Without Contrast Agents? Yes, with Sugar!

In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), contrast agents are used to enhance the imaging of tissue structures. While they enhance signals in blood vessels and...
Injector

Injector 2: A Pre-accelerator for Protons

Three accelerators arranged in series make up the facility for proton acceleration at PSI: It starts with the mushroom-shaped, roughly 10-metre tall Cockcroft-Walton accelerator,...
hydrogen

When Is a Nucleus Not a Nucleus?

The ScienceThe nuclei of atoms found in nature typically have about the same number of protons and neutrons, and are stable – that is...
primordial soup

The Roadmap to Quark Soup

Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today.
Neutrons Protons Nucleus

Neutrons Play the Lead to Protons in Dance around “Double-Magic” Nucleus

Electric and magnetic properties of a radioactive atom provide unique insight into the nature of proton and neutron motion.
diamond stripper foils

SNS-CNMS Partnership May Yield More Advanced Diamond Stripper Foils for Improved...

It may be hard to believe that fragile, ultrathin pieces of material as light as a feather and about the size of a stick...
proton

How did the Proton Get Its Spin?

Calculating a proton's spin used to be an easy college assignment. In fact, Carl Gagliardi remembers answering that question when he was a physics...
Nanostructures

Nanostructures Give Directions to Efficient Laser-Proton Accelerators

Nanostructured surfaces have manifold applications. Among others they are used to selectively increase aborption of light. You can find them everywhere, where light harvesting...
nickel

Rare Nickel Atom Has “Doubly Magic” Structure

The ScienceHow atoms form different elements tells us about the nature of our world and the universe beyond. Within an atom, the number of...
protons

OLYMPUS Experiment Sheds Light on Structure of Protons

A mystery concerning the structure of protons is a step closer to being solved, thanks to a seven-year experiment led by researchers at MIT.For...