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To address climate change, nothing substitutes for reducing carbon dioxide emissions

The politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all according to a comprehensive new study by University of Chicago climatologist Raymond Pierrehumbert Among the climate pollutants humans put into the ... - Read More

Princess and the Pea? Invisibility cloak prevents an object from being felt

In the past years invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses Objects can be hidden from light heat or sound However hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accomplished KIT scientists ... - Read More

Scientists use X-rays to look at how DNA protects itself from UV light

The molecular building blocks that make up DNA absorb ultraviolet light so strongly that sunlight should deactivate them yet it does not Now scientists have made detailed observations of a relaxation response that protects these ... - Read More

Long-range tunneling of quantum particles

One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding ... - Read More

Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials: May lead to very high performance spintronic components

It is the breakthrough that physicists and chemists around the world have long anticipated and it will play a pivotal role in information technology in coming years Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU have ... - Read More

'Onion' vesicles for drug delivery developed

One of the defining features of cells is their membranes Each cell's repository of DNA and protein making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins Scientists have attempted to replicate these ... - Read More

No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath How does human activity ... - Read More

Unmasking viral invaders with mass spectrometry

If you have it you probably don't know it Cytomegalovirus or CMV is perhaps one of the biggest pathogens you've never heard of big both proportionately and epidemiologically It contains approximately 200 genes compared to ... - Read More

Method of synthesizing new type of nickel-carbon heterofullerenes

Scientists from several British Spanish and Russian research centers MIPT Institute for Spectroscopy RAS Kurchatov Institute and Kintech Lab Ltd have come up with a method of synthesizing a new type of nickel carbon compound ... - Read More

Quantum criticality observed in new class of materials

Quantum criticality the strange electronic state that may be intimately related to high temperature superconductivity is notoriously difficult to study But a new discovery of quantum critical points could allow physicists to develop a classification ... - Read More

60-year-old prediction of atomic behavior confirmed: New experimental path to superfast quantum computing

Researchers at Washington State University have used a super cold cloud of atoms that behaves like a single atom to see a phenomenon predicted 60 years ago and witnessed only once since The phenomenon takes ... - Read More

Optical invisibility cloak built for diffusive media (like fog or milk)

Real invisibility cloaks are rather complex and work in certain situations only The laws of physics prevent an optical invisibility cloak from making objects in air invisible for any directions colors and polarizations If the ... - Read More

Making artificial vision look more natural

In laboratory tests researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object Although more work remains this is a step ... - Read More

Vanishing da Vinci: Nondestructive way to determine state of degradation of ancient works of art

One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self portrait is in extremely poor condition Centuries of exposure to humid storage ... - Read More

Proteins 'ring like bells': Quantum mechanics and biochemical reactions

As far back as 1948 Erwin Schrödinger the inventor of modern quantum mechanics published the book What is life In it he suggested that quantum mechanics and coherent ringing might be at the basis of ... - Read More

Just add water: 3-D silicon shapes fold themselves when wetted by microscopic droplets

Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale Using only a drop of water the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ... - Read More

Solving the puzzle of ice age climates: Southern Ocean and explanation for 'Last Glacial Maximum'

The paleoclimate record for the last ice age a time 21 000 years ago called the Last Glacial Maximum LGM tells of a cold Earth whose northern continents were covered by vast ice sheets Chemical ... - Read More

Exciton detected in metal for first time: Microscopic quantum mechanical description of how light excites electrons in metals

University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light matter interaction in metals the exciton The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics Humankind has ... - Read More

World's best thermometer made from light

University of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence Published in the journal Physical Review Letters the researchers from the University's Institute ... - Read More

Creating tabletop light sources in the lab: Physicist builds useful light source from harmonic generation

A Kansas State University physicist's proposal may lead to a new way of creating tabletop light sources in the laboratory Cheng Jin research associate in physics Chii Dong Lin university distinguished professor of physics and ... - Read More
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