In the eyes of physicists magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate like spinning tops may intuitively be difficult to achieve However Russian physicists have just ... - Read More
A team from Princeton University and the University of Florence in Italy has discovered a quasicrystal so named because of its unorthodox arrangement of atoms in a 4.5 billion year old meteorite from a remote ... - Read More
Researchers from General Atomics and the U S Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory PPPL have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled ... - Read More
Shortly following the Big Bang the Universe was filled with a chaotic primordial soup of quarks and gluons particles which are now trapped inside of protons and neutrons Study of this quark gluon plasma requires ... - Read More
In 1941 Russian physicist Andrey Kolmogorov developed a theory of turbulence that has served as the basic foundation for our understanding of this important naturally occurring phenomenon Turbulence occurs when fluid flow is characterized by ... - Read More
A puzzling observation pursued through hundreds of experiments has led Stanford researchers to a simple yet profound discovery under certain circumstances droplets of fluid will move like performers in a dance choreographed by molecular physics ... - Read More
Rivers drive the evolution of Earth's surface by eroding and depositing sediment But for nearly a century geologists have puzzled over why theoretical models which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport ... - Read More
As a novel energy storage device supercapacitors have attracted substantial attention in recent years due to their ultra high charge and discharge rate excellent stability long cycle life and very high power density Imagine charging ... - Read More
New clinical trial findings provide further evidence that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low grade form of brain cancer The findings come from a phase II study ... - Read More
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris have identified a method for manufacturing longer lasting and stronger forms of glass The ... - Read More
An international team of researchers has used infinitely short light pulses to observe ultrafast changes in the electron level properties of superconductors setting a new standard for temporal resolution in the field The scientists from ... - Read More
With more than five times the thermal conductivity of copper diamond is the ultimate heat spreader But the slow rate of heat flow into diamond from other materials limits its use in practice In particular ... - Read More
At the origin of the properties of high temperature superconductors lies a phenomenon that is too fast to be observed experimentally with conventional methods A team of scientists from different research centres including the Milan ... - Read More
In the race to miniaturize electronic components researchers are challenged with a major problem the smaller or the faster your device the more challenging it is to cool it down One solution to improve the ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material intended to generate electric power from waste heat from a vehicle tailpipe for example or an industrial smokestack with greater efficiency and higher ... - Read More
The mechanical basis of mitosis has only been understood in fragments so far Scientists at Technische Universität Dresden have now been able to add another piece to the puzzle of cell biological mechanisms as they ... - Read More
Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence funded by the National Institutes of Health the next generation magnetic nanoparticles MNPs may soon be treating deep ... - Read More
Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path This movement occurs entirely without loss and could provide a basis for ... - Read More
Here's the rub with friction scientists don't really know how it works Sure humans have been harnessing the power of friction since rubbing two sticks together to build the first fire but the physics of ... - Read More
Organic light emitting diodes OLEDs which are made from carbon containing materials have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies making low power displays so thin they'll wrap or fold around other structures for instance ... - Read More
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