The discovery of topologically protected electrical conductivity on the surface of some materials whose bulk interior acts as an insulator was among the most sensational advances in the last decade of condensed matter physics with ... - Read More
A quantum network requires efficient interfaces over which information can be transferred from matter to light and back In the current issue of Physical Review Letters Innsbruck physicists led by Rainer Blatt and Tracy Northup ... - Read More
Computer simulations at OIST suggest new applications in industry by harnessing active microscopic particles in fluids Previous research has already demonstrated that substantial quantities of self motile or active agents such as bacteria in a ... - Read More
A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST offers a surprising view of what happens when you pour ... - Read More
It is easy to measure electric current But it is extremely hard to watch the individual electrons which make up this current Electrons race through the metal with a speed of several million meters per ... - Read More
Often enough it is human nature to conform This tendency makes us follow the lead of computers even if the machines give us the wrong advice This is the finding of a study in Springer's ... - Read More
Silicene is the thinnest form of silicon It is metallic has graphene like mobile carriers and can behave like a semiconductor The wonder material could lead to even smaller electronics but challenges remain in this ... - Read More
Snow is not as white as it looks Mixed in with the reflective flakes are tiny dark particles of pollution University of Washington scientists recently published the first large scale survey of impurities in North ... - Read More
How much energy was used to heat the water for your morning shower is probably the least of your groggy uncaffeinated thoughts However some homeowners are discovering they have even less need to think about ... - Read More
Topology a branch of mathematics classifying geometric objects has been exploited by physicists to predict and describe unusual quantum phases the topological states of matter These intriguing phases generally accessible at very low temperature exhibit ... - Read More
Scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100. The team's record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data ... - Read More
In a world first achievement published in Nature scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan along with colleagues from the National Institute of Material Science and the University of Tokyo have ... - Read More
Everything that eats must excrete and microbes are no exception Microbes have dominated Earth's ecology for at least the past 3.5 billion years They play a vital role in the planet's carbon cycle by digesting ... - Read More
Metamaterials have extraordinary properties when it comes to diverting and controlling waves especially sound and light for instance they can make an object invisible or increase the resolving power of a lens Now researchers at ... - Read More
Released 24 Dec 2014 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 25 2014 Daniel Kaplan and Peter ... - Read More
The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars SAM instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars Organic molecules are the building blocks of all ... - Read More
New work from Carnegie's Ivan Naumov and Russell Hemley delves into the chemistry underlying some surprising recent observations about hydrogen and reveals remarkable parallels between hydrogen and graphene under extreme pressures Their work is the ... - Read More
Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent This finding comes from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and ... - Read More
Ever wonder what's in the black cloud that emits from some semi trucks that you pass on the freeway Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab scientist Thomas Kirchstetter knows very precisely what's in there having ... - Read More
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane but the principles behind the paper folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood ... - Read More
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