Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise for example the phenomenon that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures or that others become superconductors at unexpectedly high temperatures In ... - Read More
Earth is the only known planet that holds water in massive quantities and in all three of the main phase states But the earthly omnipresent compound water has very unusual properties that become particularly evident ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor Loh Kian Ping Head of the Department of Chemistry at the NUS Faculty of Science has successfully altered the properties of ... - Read More
In a step toward understanding and exploiting an exotic form of matter that has been sparking excitement for potential applications in a new genre of supercomputers scientists are reporting the first identification of a naturally ... - Read More
The first experimental observation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene based electronic devices Working with microscopic artificial atomic nuclei fabricated on ... - Read More
A continental scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U S and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity The study which measures ... - Read More
When a crystal is hit by an intense ultrashort light pulse its atomic structure is set in motion A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics MPQ the Technischen Universität München ... - Read More
According to Finnish Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions The results were reported in ... - Read More
Order tends towards disorder This is also true for quantum states Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our ... - Read More
People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power that it's one of the most scalable power sources says Harvard applied physicist David Keith After all gusts and breezes don't seem likely to ... - Read More
During an expedition to the South Pacific Ocean scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen along with their colleagues from the GEOMAR and Christian Albrechts University in Kiel discovered that organic ... - Read More
Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth ... - Read More
DNA just like hair has a tendency to become knotted thus it may be useful to disentangle it Unfortunately it is not possible to actively choose at random or better in one solution the filaments ... - Read More
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More
Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a world renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application has invented and developed a powerful material that could revolutionize biomedicine spherical nucleic acids SNAs Share This See Also Genes ... - Read More
Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a leader in nanotechnology research and its application has developed a completely new set of building blocks that is based on nanoparticles and DNA Using these tools scientists will be ... - Read More
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More
The greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years it isn't over yet and until now no one knew it existed scientists reported February 13 in the journal ... - Read More
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges but act as an insulator inside These materials called organic topological insulators could shuttle information ... - Read More
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