Physics

Finding Solutions Amidst Fractal Uncertainty And Quantum Chaos

Semyon Dyatlov calls himself a “mathematical physicist.” He’s an associate editor of the journal Probability and Mathematical Physics. His PhD dissertation advanced understanding of wave decay in black hole spacetimes. And much of his...
Related topics: Quantum, Mathematics, Black Holes

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Failed: Air Umbrella

About five years ago, a Kickstarter popped up for the air umbrella. It wasn’t long before the project fell apart and the company made at least some refunds. Old news, we know. But [The Action Lab] recently explored the physics behind the air...
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Nsf Career Grant Recipient Advances Physics Research, Outreach Efforts At Mississippi State

With help from a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Grant, a Mississippi State faculty member is working to advance his nuclear physics research and provide a new summer school experience for Mississippi students with Autism Spectrum...
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A New Twist On Quantum Communication In Fiber

New research done at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Huazhang University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, has exciting implications for secure data transfer across optical fiber networks. The team...
Related topics: Quantum, Optical Fibers

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Why Can’t I Remember? Model May Show How Recall Can Fail

Enlarge (credit: Serdar Acar / EyeEm) Physicists can create serious mathematical models of stuff that is very far from physics—stuff like biology or the human brain. These models are hilarious, but I'm still a sucker for them because of the hope...
Related topics: Mathematics

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Researchers Explain How Disorder In Tiny Crystals Enables Heat-therapeutic Systems

A new research study at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) finds that minute crystals, many thousand times smaller than a particle of dust, when they are dressed by...
Related topics: Laser

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Will Einstein’s Theory Of General Relativity Soon Be Proved False?

Years ago, one of the world’s brightest physicists, Stephen Hawking predicted that quantum particles will slowly escape black holes, which went against Albert Einstein’s hypothesis that nothing can leave the gravity of these space objects. Fresh...
Related topics: Albert Einstein, Relativity, Stephen Hawking, Quantum, Black Holes

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Improving The Manipulation Of Microparticles By Sound

A simple but accurate theory of how sound interacts with small particles has been developed by theoretical physicists at RIKEN. This advance will help to improve the manipulation of microparticles by sound.

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Negative Co2 Emissions

by Kevin Kilty An article in the January 2020 Issue of Physics Today (1) presents an interesting and very readable overview of methods to capture and store away CO2 emissions. The purpose of this guest blog is to summarize a few key points the paper...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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Quantum Experiments Explore Power Of Light For Communications, Computing

Quantum researchers have conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum networking and quantum computing, which could lead to practical applications in cybersecurity and other...
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Researchers Obtain Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Films On Large-area Substrates

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have managed to grow atomically thin films of molybdenum disulfide spanning up to several tens of centimeters square. It was demonstrated that the material's structure can be modified...

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Former Pppl Intern Honored For Outstanding Machine Learning Poster

The American Physical Society (APS) has recognized a former PPPL summer intern for producing an outstanding research poster at the world-wide APS Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) gathering last October. The student used machine learning to...

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How Millennial Leaders Will Change America

Love ’em or hate ’em, this much is true: one day soon, millennials will rule America. This is neither wish nor warning but fact, rooted in the physics of time and the biology of human cells. Millennials–born between 1981 and...

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Creating And Observing Current Vortices In 2-d Materials

Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new method to measure how photocurrents flow in a 2-D material—a result that could have implications for developing quantum...
Related topics: Quantum

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Study Investigates Enhancements In The Superconductivity Of Electronic Nematic Systems

High-temperature superconductors, materials that become superconducting at unusually high temperatures, are key components of a variety of technological tools, including MRI machines and particle accelerators. Recently, physicists have observed that...
Related topics: Superconductors

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Physicists Trap Light In Nanoresonators For Record Time

An international team of researchers from ITMO University, the Australian National University, and Korea University have experimentally trapped an electromagnetic wave in a gallium arsenide nanoresonator a few hundred nanometers in size for a...

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Mars’ Water Was Mineral-rich And Salty

New study finds surface waters on early Mars may have been habitable for microbial life Tokyo Institute of Technology Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to...
Related topics: Mars, Space, Nobel Prize

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There Is No Dark Matter. Instead, Information Has Mass, Physicist Says

Researchers have been trying for over 60 years to detect dark matter. There are many theories about it, but none are supported by evidence. The mass-energy-information equivalence principle combines several theories to offer an alternative to dark...

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Transformative 'green' Accelerator Achieves World's First 8-pass Full Energy Recovery

Scientists from Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have successfully demonstrated the world's first capture and reuse of energy in a multi-turn particle accelerator, where electrons are...
Related topics: Electrons

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Live From Davos: Henry Blodget Leads A Panel On How Technology Will Shape The Next Decade

The past decade saw technological advancements that transformed how we work, live, and learn. The next one will bring even greater change as quantum computing, cloud computing, 5G, and artificial intelligence mature and proliferate. These changes...
Related topics: Quantum

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