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American Physical Society: Physics

  • Synopsis: A Laser Steers Electrons Inside Graphene

    Synopsis: A Laser Steers Electrons Inside Graphene

    Orthogonally polarized laser pulses produce a controllable, variable current whose direction can be reversed in less than a femtosecond.[Physics] Published Wed Nov 14, 2018
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Throwing Dust at Planet Formation

    Synopsis: Throwing Dust at Planet Formation

    Astrophysicists dropped beads onto clumps of dust to better understand how planets coalesce from particulates.[Physics] Published Tue Nov 13, 2018
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Cloud Drops Stick Together

    Viewpoint: Cloud Drops Stick Together

    Author(s): Rudie P. J. KunnenAn imaging probe on an airplane observes the clustering of water droplets in clouds, confirming a predicted effect that is correlated with rainfall.[Physics 11, 114] Published Mon Nov 12, 2018
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Focus: How to Locate a Nanoparticle with Sub-angstrom Precision

    Focus: How to Locate a Nanoparticle with Sub-angstrom Precision

    Author(s): Phil DooleyLaser tricks allow nanoparticle position measurements with a record 0.6-angstrom uncertainty, which will be useful in future nanotech devices.[Physics 11, 115] Published Fri Nov 09, 2018
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Ion Suppresses Rydberg Creation

    Synopsis: Ion Suppresses Rydberg Creation

    Forming an ion in an ultracold atomic cloud delays the subsequent creation of a Rydberg atom until the ion wanders away.[Physics] Published Thu Nov 08, 2018
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Dark Matter Blowing Like a Hurricane  

    Synopsis: Dark Matter Blowing Like a Hurricane  

    The dark matter in our stellar neighborhood may be moving at high speed, which might produce a signature that future dark matter searches could detect.  [Physics] Published Wed Nov 07, 2018
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Detecting Nuclear Decay with Recoil

    Synopsis: Detecting Nuclear Decay with Recoil

    Small particles levitated in an optical trap can recoil from radioactive decays in a way that identifies their nuclear composition, a new theoretical study suggests.[Physics] Published Tue Nov 06, 2018
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Record Distance for Quantum Cryptography

    Viewpoint: Record Distance for Quantum Cryptography

    Author(s): Marco LucamariniAn optical-fiber-based quantum cryptography scheme works over a record distance of 421 km and at much faster rates than previous long-distance demonstrations.[Physics 11, 111] Published Mon Nov 05, 2018
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Focus: How Cracks Interact with the Sounds They Make

    Focus: How Cracks Interact with the Sounds They Make

    Author(s): Matteo RiniThe acoustic waves emitted by a propagating crack can affect the crack’s motion and the marks it leaves behind.[Physics 11, 113] Published Mon Nov 05, 2018
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Gravity-Driven Flows in Two-Fluid Drops

    Synopsis: Gravity-Driven Flows in Two-Fluid Drops

    The direction in which fluid circulates in binary drops doesn't change when the drops are tilted, implicating gravity—not surface tension—as the driver of flow in these systems.[Physics] Published Thu Nov 01, 2018
    - 14 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 6:00am -

Nature: Physics

  • newOpen is not enough

    Open is not enough

    Open is not enoughOpen is not enough, Published online: 15 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0342-2The solutions adopted by the high-energy physics community to foster reproducible research are examples of best practices that could be embraced mo…
    - 17 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Design and characterization of electrons in a fractal geometry

    Design and characterization of electrons in a fractal geometry

    Design and characterization of electrons in a fractal geometryDesign and characterization of electrons in a fractal geometry, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0328-0Electrons are confined to an artificial Sierpiński triangl…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Quantum fractals

    Quantum fractals

    Quantum fractalsQuantum fractals, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0327-1Electrons with fractional dimension have been observed in an artificial Sierpiński triangle, demonstrating their quantum fractal nature.
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Complete reconstruction of bound and unbound electronic wavefunctions in two-photon double ionization

    Complete reconstruction of bound and unbound electronic wavefunctions in two-photon double ionization

    Complete reconstruction of bound and unbound electronic wavefunctions in two-photon double ionizationComplete reconstruction of bound and unbound electronic wavefunctions in two-photon double ionization, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.103…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Signatures of the many-body localized regime in two dimensions

    Signatures of the many-body localized regime in two dimensions

    Signatures of the many-body localized regime in two dimensionsSignatures of the many-body localized regime in two dimensions, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0339-xLarge-scale numerical examination of a disordered Bose–Hu…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Neutrino tomography of Earth

    Neutrino tomography of Earth

    Neutrino tomography of EarthNeutrino tomography of Earth, Published online: 05 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0319-1Geophysical properties of the Earth’s interior have been inferred by looking at the absorption of neutrinos as they pass thro…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Plasmonic dynamics measured with frequency-comb-referenced phase spectroscopy

    Plasmonic dynamics measured with frequency-comb-referenced phase spectroscopy

    Plasmonic dynamics measured with frequency-comb-referenced phase spectroscopyPlasmonic dynamics measured with frequency-comb-referenced phase spectroscopy, Published online: 05 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0330-6By means of a novel referenci…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Made visible by the invisible

    Made visible by the invisible

    Made visible by the invisibleMade visible by the invisible, Published online: 05 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0332-4Using data from the IceCube telescope, a study presents the first attempt at obtaining geophysical information about Earth’…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 18, 7:00pm -

Phys.org: Physics News

  • newFullerene compounds made simulation-ready
    What in the smart nanomaterials world is widely available, highly symmetrical and inexpensive? Hollow carbon structures, shaped like a football, called fullerenes. Their applications range from artificial photosynthesis and nonlinear optics to the pr…
    - 2 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 10:38am -
  • newTerahertz laser pulses amplify optical phonons in solids

    Terahertz laser pulses amplify optical phonons in solids

    A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg/Germany presents evidence of the amplification of optical phonons in a solid by intense ter…
    - 2 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:50am -
  • newDesigner emulsions

    Designer emulsions

    ETH material researchers are developing a method with which they can coat droplets with controlled interfacial composition and coverage on demand in an emulsion in order to stabilise them. In doing so they are fulfilling a long-held dream of research…
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:20am -
  • newThe kilogram is being redefined – a physicist explains

    The kilogram is being redefined – a physicist explains

    How much is a kilogram? 1,000 grams. 2.20462 pounds. Or 0.0685 slugs based on the old Imperial gravitational system. But where does this amount actually come from and how can everyone be sure they are using the same measurement?
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:10am -
  • newCold neutrons used in hot pursuit of better thermoelectrics

    Cold neutrons used in hot pursuit of better thermoelectrics

    Thermoelectric devices are highly versatile, with the ability to convert heat into electricity, and electricity into heat. They are small, lightweight, and extremely durable because they have no moving parts, which is why they have been used to power…
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:00am -
  • newThe weak force—life couldn't exist without it

    The weak force—life couldn't exist without it

    David Armstrong studies a phenomenon that is ubiquitous in nature, yet only a few non-scientists know what it is.
    - 4 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 8:43am -
  • newResearch uncovers the spontaneous polarization of novel ultrathin materials

    Research uncovers the spontaneous polarization of novel ultrathin materials

    Many materials exhibit new properties when in the form of thin films composed of just a few atomic layers. Most people are familiar with graphene, the two-dimensional form of graphite, but thin film versions of other materials also have the potential…
    - 4 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 8:38am -
  • newBursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air

    Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air

    Wherever there's water, there's bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous, indoors and out.
    - 4 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 8:36am -
  • newChinese fusion tool pushes past 100 million degrees

    Chinese fusion tool pushes past 100 million degrees

    The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), nicknamed the "Chinese artificial sun," achieved an electron temperature of over 100 million degrees in its core plasma during a four-month experiment this year. That's about seven times great…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 7:20am -
  • newQuantum science turns social

    Quantum science turns social

    Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to optimize a quantum gas experiment through multiplayer collabora…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 7:02am -

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Scientific American: Physics

  • The Search for the Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe

    The Search for the Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe

    Astronomers have found some of the most distant galaxies in the universe, opening a window on a previously unknown period of cosmic history-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 9:00am -
  • Illicit Nuclear Bomb Tests Get Pinned Down

    Illicit Nuclear Bomb Tests Get Pinned Down

    Illicit nuclear detonations are anything but secret-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 9:00am -
  • Philosophy Has Made Plenty of Progress

    Philosophy Has Made Plenty of Progress

    Philosopher Tim Maudlin sees advances in free will, morality and the meaning of quantum mechanics-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Pushing the Boundaries in Quantum Electronics

    Pushing the Boundaries in Quantum Electronics

    So-called “topological insulators” could revolutionize computing-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 12 days ago, 3 Nov 18, 12:00pm -
  • Europe Shows First Cards in €1-billion Quantum Bet

    Europe Shows First Cards in €1-billion Quantum Bet

    One of the most ambitious EU ‘Flagship’ schemes yet has picked 20 projects, aiming to turn weird physics into useful products-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 16 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • "Schrödinger's Bacterium" Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone

    "Schrödinger's Bacterium" Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone

    A recent experiment may have placed living organisms in a state of quantum entanglement-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 17 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • Redefining the Kilogram

    Redefining the Kilogram

    Officials will vote to overhaul the SI system of measurements, basing units such as the kilogram not on physical objects but on fundamental constants-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 17 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • Measurement Shows the Electron's Stubborn Roundness

    Measurement Shows the Electron's Stubborn Roundness

    Once again, a major experiment reveals no deviations in the fundamental particle’s shape, complicating the search for new physics-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 28 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
  • Making the Church Taller

    Making the Church Taller

    We should not accept our notions of reality as given, but always make them better-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 28 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
  • Planet Formation? It's a Drag

    Planet Formation? It's a Drag

    The way worlds form from dust may also explain other phenomena throughout the universe—and right here on Earth-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 28 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 6:45am -
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  • newPhysics footage from a Monkee

    Physics footage from a Monkee

    1970s video footage recorded by musician Micky Dolenz when he visited the then-nascent Fermilab is now available on YouTube. You probably know the band the Monkees (of “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” and “Hey, h…
    - 4 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 8:08am -
  • Gravitational lenses

    Gravitational lenses

    Predicted by Einstein and discovered in 1979, gravitational lensing helps astrophysicists understand the evolving shape of the universe. On March 29, 1979, high in the Quinlan Mountains in the Tohono O’odham Nation in southwestern Arizo…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 9:46am -
  • From GED to PhD

    From GED to PhD

    Physicist Kira Burt dropped out of school at 16. Now she teaches students that anyone can be a scientist. At the age of 16, Kira Burt dropped out of high school in Spokane, Washington, and started working odd jobs in food service and reta…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 10:13am -
  • The quest to test quantum entanglement

    The quest to test quantum entanglement

    Quantum entanglement, doubted by Einstein, has passed increasingly stringent tests. Over 12 billion years ago, speeding particles of light left an extremely luminous celestial object called a quasar and began a long journey toward a plane…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 9:34am -
  • They did the smash – they did the Proton Smash

    They did the smash – they did the Proton Smash

    Add some science to your Halloween! The unofficial song of Halloween, Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash, starts with a narrator working in a lab—but that’s where the science ends. So a few Fermilab singers got together and recorded a ne…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 10:56am -
  • Already beyond the Standard Model

    Already beyond the Standard Model

    We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much? Tested and verified with ever increasing precision, the Standard Model of particle physics is a remarkably elegant way of understanding the rela…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Oct 18, 10:06am -
  • The building boom

    The building boom

    These international projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10 years. A mile below the surface at Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, c…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 10:38am -
  • Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

    Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

    Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe. The Standard Model is a thing of beauty. It is the most rigorous theory of particle physics, incredibly precise and accurate in its predictions. It mathemat…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 11:05am -
  • Studying the stars with machine learning

    Studying the stars with machine learning

    To keep up with an impending astronomical increase in data about our universe, astrophysicists turn to machine learning. Kevin Schawinski had a problem.In 2007 he was an astrophysicist at Oxford University and hard at work reviewing sev…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 9:00am -
  • Looking for dark matter using quantum technology

    Looking for dark matter using quantum technology

    Fermilab scientists are harnessing quantum technology in the search for dark matter. For decades, physicists have been searching for dark matter, which doesn’t emit light but appears to make up the vast majority of matter in the univers…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 8:51am -

The Guardian: Physics

  • John Large obituary
    Consulting engineer known for his work on nuclear safety who was never afraid to take on such a powerful industryJohn Large’s working life was split into two halves, the first spent designing civil and military nuclear reactors and the second tryin…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 10:01am -
  • UK scientists’ part in redefining the kilogram | Letters
    Ian Robinson on the two versions of the Kibble balance he built with Dr Bryan Kibble, and David Thorpe on the key role played by Professor Ian MillsThe Kibble balance at the heart of the redefinition of the kilogram (Report, 10 November) was invented…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 12:47pm -
  • In the balance: scientists vote on first change to kilogram in a century
    The weight is defined by a lump of metal in a Paris vault - which could make Earth ‘laughing stock of universe’For the band of specialists in the much-overlooked arena of metrology, it will be the most profound moment in more than a century. Sinc…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 7:48am -
  • The future of the kilo: a weighty matter
    A lump of metal in a building near Paris has long served as the global standard for the kilogram. That’s about to change…In a vault inside the elegant Louis XIV Pavillon de Breteuil, outside Paris, a small metal cylinder rests on a shelf beneath…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Paul O’Brien obituary
    Materials chemist who perfected nanoscientific techniques and enabled important advances in electronicsIn 1995 the leading British materials chemist Paul O’Brien, who has died aged 64 after suffering from brain cancer, began to use chemical synthes…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 2:04pm -
  • Stephen Hawking PhD thesis and wheelchair to sell in online auction
    Lots include A Brief History of Time signed with thumbprint and Simpsons scriptPersonal items belonging to Stephen Hawking, including his medals and one of his wheelchairs, are to be sold at an online auction.The British physicist, best known for his…
    - 15 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 7:32am -
  • Has new ghost particle manifested at Large Hadron Collider?
    ‘Something terribly new’ goes bump in data yet to be confirmed by Atlas detectorScientists at the Cern nuclear physics lab near Geneva are investigating whether a bizarre and unexpected new particle popped into existence during experiments at th…
    - 15 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 2:00am -
  • Witches, goblins and the quest to solve the mystery of dark matter
    This Halloween, scientists across the globe will celebrate the mysterious material they believe holds the universe togetherLovers of the dark and the unseen will soon have a new cause to celebrate. They will be able to honour, on Halloween, the hunt…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 4:37pm -
  • Nobel laureate Donna Strickland: ‘I see myself as a scientist, not a woman in science’
    The Canadian professor is only the third female recipient of the physics prize in its 118-year history, but she is nonplussed by the focus on her genderWhen you win a Nobel prize, you can expect a fair bit of attention. When you are a woman and you w…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 2:00am -
  • Robin Ince's top 10 books about the human condition
    From Douglas Adams to Oliver Sacks, the standup comedian reveals some of the writers that have helped him try to work out what makes us tickMost of my standup shows, whether about the behaviour of the bonobo ape or my addiction to celebrity narrowboa…
    - 29 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 7:14am -
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