A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1 000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible Physicists at the University of Michigan have demonstrated ... - Read More
Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally but stars and planets are made of particles or matter and not antiparticles or antimatter That asymmetry which favors matter to a very small ... - Read More
Scientists searching for signs of elusive dark photons as an explanation for an anomaly in a groundbreaking physics experiment have nearly ruled out their role Though the postulated particles could still exist as carriers of ... - Read More
New laser driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super Earths and giant planet cores and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth like planets documenting the material properties that determined planet ... - Read More
Oil reservoirs are scattered deep inside Earth like far flung islands in the ocean so their inhabitants might be expected to be very different but a new study led by Dartmouth College and University of ... - Read More
Today's atmosphere likely bears little trace of its primordial self Geochemical evidence suggests that Earth's atmosphere may have been completely obliterated at least twice since its formation more than 4 billion years ago However it's ... - Read More
Released 7 Nov 2014 10 00 AM ESTEmbargo expired 11 Nov 2014 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More
About one fifth of Earth's atmosphere is oxygen pumped out by green plants as a result of photosynthesis and used by most living things on the planet to keep our metabolisms running But before the ... - Read More
In the beginning all was hydrogen and helium plus a bit of lithium Three elements in all Today's universe however has nearly a hundred naturally occurring elements with thousands of variants isotopes and more likely ... - Read More
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter The researchers are not shining light through crystal they are transforming light into ... - Read More
Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets such as Jupiter Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system Researchers ... - Read More
When beams with trillions of particles go zipping around at near light speed there's bound to be some chaos Limiting that chaos in particle colliders is crucial for the groundbreaking results such experiments are designed ... - Read More
Update May 27 2014 NASA successfully launched the Colorado High resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph or CHESS payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket at 3 35 a m EDT on May 24 2014 ... - Read More
A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum the terahertz range So called T rays which are light waves too long for human eyes ... - Read More
For years scientists have had an itch they couldn't scratch Even with the best microscopes and spectrometers it's been difficult to study and identify molecules at the so called mesoscale a region of matter that ... - Read More
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Sung Sik Lee is a condensed matter physicist but he has his eye on quantum gravity Lee lays out the problem Physics has one theory to describe how planets orbit the ... - Read More
Earth dodged a huge magnetic bullet from the sun on July 23 2012. According to University of California Berkeley and Chinese researchers a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections the most intense eruptions on the ... - Read More
The precise control of the rotational temperature of molecular ions opens up new possibilities for laboratory based astrochemistry Chemical reactions taking place in outer space can now be more easily studied on Earth An international ... - Read More
Massive terrestrial planets called super Earths are known to be common in our galaxy the Milky Way Now a Northwestern University astrophysicist and a University of Chicago geophysicist report the odds of these planets having ... - Read More
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