Physics

Jefferson Lab Establishes New Fellowships In Nuclear Physics And Accelerator Science

The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is fostering innovation and growth in nuclear and accelerator physics by expanding its prestigious fellowship program for early career physicists. The lab is doubling the...

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Could An Astronaut Lost In Space Use Gravity To Get Around?

With some basic physics, there are several ways to figure it out in real time. Which is good, because you’re going to run out of air.
Related topics: Astronaut

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Scientists Develop A Lithium-ion Battery That Won't Catch Fire

A flexible lithium-ion battery designed by a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and built to operate under extreme conditions—including cutting, submersion, and simulated ballistic impact—can now add...
Related topics: Lithium

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Surfing On Waves In A One-dimensional Quantum Liquid

Physicists from the University of Luxembourg, together with international collaborators, have recently published an article in the internationally renowned journal Physical Review Letters. In this article, they demonstrate how quantum-mechanical...
Related topics: Quantum

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Quantum Spacetime On A Quantum Simulator

Quantum simulation plays an irreplaceable role in diverse fields, beyond the scope of classical computers. In a recent study, Keren Li and an interdisciplinary research team at the Center for Quantum Computing, Quantum Science and Engineering and...
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Researcher Invents An Easy-to-use Technique To Measure The Hydrophobicity Of Micro- And Nanoparticle

The scientific and industrial communities who work with micro- and nanoparticles continue to labor with the challenge of effective particle dispersion. Most particles that disperse in liquids aggregate rapidly, and eventually precipitate, thereby...

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Physicists Propose Listening For Dark Matter With Plasma-based “axion Radio”

Enlarge / The Bullet Cluster is widely viewed as a clear demonstration of the existence of dark matter. (credit: APOD) Dark matter is the mysterious substance that comprises about 23 percent of all the matter and energy in our universe, but thus...

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Weaving Quantum Processors Out Of Laser Light

Researchers open a new avenue to quantum computing with a breakthrough experiment: a large-scale quantum processor made entirely of light.
Related topics: Quantum, Laser

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Scientists Unwind Mystery Behind Dna Replication

The molecules of life are twisted. But how those familiar strands in DNA's double helix manage to replicate without being tangled up has been hard to decipher. A new perspective from Cornell physicists is helping unravel the mystery.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics

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Johns Hopkins Apl's Breakthrough Flexible, Cuttable Lithium-ion Battery Now Won't Catch Fire

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has realized another landmark achievement with their breakthrough lithium-ion battery technology. The flexible Li-ion battery that can operate under...
Related topics: Lithium

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Weaving Quantum Processors Out Of Laser Light

An international team of scientists from Australia, Japan and the United States has produced a prototype of a large-scale quantum processor made of laser light.
Related topics: Quantum, Laser

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What Is A Dimension? The Answer Will Bend Your Mind

Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains dimensions in ways that even a 5-year-old can understand.

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Scientists Discover Fractal Patterns In A Quantum Material

A fractal is any geometric pattern that occurs again and again, at different sizes and scales, within the same object. This “self-similarity” can be seen ... Read more
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Quantum

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Ultrafast Particle Interactions Could Make Quantum Information Devices Feasible

Energy is information. Lengthening the time during which a system is capable of retaining energy before losing it to the local environment is a key goal for the development of quantum information. This interval is called the "coherence time."...
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Discovery Leads To Ultrasensistive Way To Measure Light

A team of UO physicists has drummed up a new way of measuring light: using microscopic drums to hear light.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Nasa Engineer Has A Great Idea For A High-speed Spacedrive. Too Bad It Violates The Laws Of Physics

When a NASA engineer announces a new and revolutionary engine that could take us to the stars, it’s easy to get excited. But the demons are in the details, and when you look at the actual article things look far less promising. To begin with,...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Bringing Physics And Engineering To Life For Pk-12 Students

MIT senior Bahrudin Trbalic wants pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (pK-12) students around the world to love learning about physics and engineering as much as he does. As a young student in Bosnia, he participated in STEAM (science, technology,...

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Quantum Dots Technology To Revolutionize Healthcare And Sensing Technology

Researchers of the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit (OPEM) at the University of Oulu have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots,...
Related topics: Quantum, Scientific Discoveries

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Creating And Trapping Trions At Room Temperature

A team chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions at room temperature. Trions are quasi particles that can potentially carry more information than electrons in applications from bioimaging to chemical sensing and quantum...
Related topics: Nanotubes, Electrons, Quantum

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Faster-than-light Travel Could Explain Mysterious Signals Beaming Through The Cosmos

But don't worry, no laws of physics are being violated.

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