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New hunt for dark matter

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Dark matter is only known by its effect on massive astronomical bodies, but has yet to be directly…
Nano bulb lights novel path

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What may be viewed as the world’s smallest incandescent lightbulb is shining in a Rice University engineering laboratory…
Hyperbolic Paraboloid Origami Harnesses Bistability to Enable New Applications

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While perhaps not as iconic as the paper crane, the hypar origami with its sweeping opposing arcs and…
Lab scholar makes impact on new diagnostic at NIF

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When Peter Nyholm became a NIF&PS Summer Scholar, he was following family tradition. Both of his parents had…
The magic wavelength of cadmium

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Researchers experimentally determined a property of cadmium called the magic wavelength which is considered essential for the development…
Researchers discover new topological phases in a class of optical materials

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These unique topological phases provide a pathway for future optical-electronic applications such as telecommunications devices and quantum computers.…
Study: ‘Traffic light’ brings quantum waves to a halt

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Stop! In the name of quantum science and engineering. The familiar refrain relates to a new achievement in…
New research gives breakthrough for transparent conductors

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Researchers at the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), NSG Group (Pilkington) and Diamond Light Source have…
Seeing infrared: Sandia’s nanoantennas help detectors see more heat, less noise

2 days ago

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that “see” heat deliver…
KATRIN Cuts the Mass Estimate for the Elusive Neutrino in Half

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Berkeley Lab researchers, supercomputing center contribute to latest results. An international team of scientists that includes researchers at…
Scientists illuminate secrets of a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

3 days ago

A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists…
Colloidal nanotweezers are new tool for advanced particle manipulation

6 days ago

Tools for manipulating small suspended particles such as cells, micro-particles and nanoparticles play an essential role in the…
Spin devices get a paint job

6 days ago

Physicists created a new way to fabricate special kinds of electronic components known as spintronic devices. These high-performance,…
Students make neutrons dance beneath Berkeley campus

6 days ago

In an underground vault enclosed by six-foot concrete walls and accessed by a rolling, 25-ton concrete-and-steel door, University…
World’s largest optical lens shipped to SLAC

6 days ago

When the world’s newest telescope starts imaging the southern sky in 2023, it will take photos using optical…
A Metal Unlike Itself

September 11, 2019

One of the most fundamental rules physics students learn in college is that metals cannot possess an internal…
Sandia experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems

September 11, 2019

Sandia’s Z machine helps reconcile sun’s energy and composition Experimenting at 4.1 million degrees Fahrenheit, physicists at Sandia…
Stretchy Plastic Electrolytes Could Enable New Lithium-Ion Battery Design

September 10, 2019

The growing popularity of lithium-ion batteries in recent years has put a strain on the world’s supply of…
Gravitational Wave Detectors Might be Able to Detect Dark Matter Particles Colliding With Their Mirrors

September 10, 2019

The field of astronomy has been revolutionized thanks to the first-ever detection of gravitational waves (GWs). Since the…
Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

September 9, 2019

An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly observed for…
Using gravity to map the radio emission beams of neutron stars

September 9, 2019

Researchers have been successful in mapping the topography of both magnetic poles of a pulsar for the first…
Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

September 9, 2019

If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on…
Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

September 9, 2019

A unique new facility launched at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse…
Scientists couple magnetization to superconductivity for quantum discoveries

September 6, 2019

By coupling magnetic behavior to a superconducting circuit, Argonne scientists pave the way for quantum information systems. Quantum…
Planetary Collisions Can Drop the Internal Pressures in Planets

September 5, 2019

Researchers present a new paradigm for understanding how pressures in planets evolve. A new study from Caltech shows…
A New Model of Heat Transfer in Crystals Was Developed by Russian Scientists

August 30, 2019

Today’s physicists mostly focus either on massive objects like black holes or on atom-sized objects. In both cases,…
Technique uses magnets, light to control and reconfigure soft robots

August 30, 2019

National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded researchers from North Carolina State and Elon Universities have developed a technique that…
First report of superconductivity in a nickel oxide material

August 30, 2019

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first nickel…
Going small can help determine where nuclear material came from and how it was made

August 30, 2019

Until recently, the analysis and identification of nuclear fuel pellets in nuclear forensics investigations have been mainly focused…
New, fundamental limit to ‘seeing and believing’ in imaging

August 29, 2019

Answers to big questions increasingly require access to the realm of the very small. As researchers continue to…
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