For the observation of cold matter in the interstellar medium astronomers need instruments for the detection of terahertz radiation Specific high resolution instruments are based on terahertz quantum cascade lasers but operate only at cryogenic ... - Read More
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare earth elements in iron These properties are observed in a new iron based compound that does ... - Read More
A new version of spaser technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small efficient and flexible they could be printed on clothing A team of researchers from Monash University's Department of Electrical ... - 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
University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof of concept experiment that will aid the future development of programmable quantum computers Many complex problems are difficult and slow ... - Read More
Inspired by natural materials such as bone a matrix of minerals and other substances including living cells MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles ... - Read More
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high energy laser optics X ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels ... - Read More
Thermal conduction is a familiar everyday phenomenon In a hot sauna for instance you can sit comfortably on a wooden bench that has a temperature of 100C 212F but if you touch a metallic nail ... - Read More
A team of University of Toronto physicists led by Alex Hayat has proposed a novel and efficient way to leverage the strange quantum physics phenomenon known as entanglement The approach would involve combining light emitting ... - Read More
The term a brighter future might be a cliché but in the case of ultra small probes for lighting up individual proteins it is now most appropriate Researchers at the U S Department of Energy ... - Read More
The first room temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens Unlike comparable mid and far infrared detectors currently on the ... - Read More
When it comes to analyzing cell components or body fluids or developing new medications there is no way around mass spectrometry Mass spectrometry is a highly sensitive method of measurement that has been used for ... - Read More
Researchers have created a new type of ultracold molecule using lasers to cool atoms nearly to absolute zero and then gluing them together a technology that might be applied to quantum computing precise sensors and ... - 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
When the sun sets on a remote desert outpost and solar panels shut down what energy source will provide power through the night A battery perhaps or an old diesel generator Perhaps something strange and ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science CEMS in Japan has identified unexpected dynamic properties of a type of light wave called evanescent waves These surprising findings contrast sharply with ... - Read More
Radio waves are used for many measurements and applications for example in communication with mobile phones MRI scans scientific experiments and cosmic observations But 'noise' in the detector of the measuring instrument limits how sensitive ... - Read More
Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals exotic materials and even human tissue University of California Berkeley ... - Read More
Colorful see through solar cells invented at the University of Michigan could one day be used to make stained glass windows decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity The cells believed ... - Read More
As smartphones tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated the heat they generate while in use increases This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail ... - Read More
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