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American Physical Society: Physics

  • Focus: Drops Falling in Clouds Make More Drops

    Focus: Drops Falling in Clouds Make More Drops

    Author(s): Mark BuchananExperiments with a simplified version of the atmosphere show that falling drops seed many smaller droplets in their wake.[Physics 10, 104] Published Fri Sep 22, 2017
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Tackling Electronic Correlations

    Synopsis: Tackling Electronic Correlations

    A new “first principles” simulation method could broaden the range of strongly correlated materials whose properties can be theoretically predicted.[Physics] Published Thu Sep 21, 2017
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: A Lens to Focus Spins

    Synopsis: A Lens to Focus Spins

    A quantum bit stored in the spin excitation of an atomic cloud could be “focused” onto the quantum state of a single atom.[Physics] Published Wed Sep 20, 2017
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: The Softness of an Atom’s Touch

    Synopsis: The Softness of an Atom’s Touch

    Two spectroscopic probes are combined to measure the “softness” of collisions between cold atoms.[Physics] Published Tue Sep 19, 2017
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Hydrogen Hides Surprises at High Pressure

    Viewpoint: Hydrogen Hides Surprises at High Pressure

    Author(s): Peter M. Celliers and Jon H. EggertMeasurements of the melting curve of hydrogen at unprecedentedly high pressures call for a refinement of the theories describing the material.[Physics 10, 101] Published Mon Sep 18, 2017
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Focus: Vortices of Light on the Cheap

    Focus: Vortices of Light on the Cheap

    Author(s): Michael SchirberA simple laser setup has spontaneously produced nonuniform polarization patterns called vector vortices.[Physics 10, 102] Published Fri Sep 15, 2017
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Quantum Annealers Limited by Temperature

    Synopsis: Quantum Annealers Limited by Temperature

    Calculations show that quantum annealing—the quantum computing method used in a commercially available device—is hampered by thermal effects.[Physics] Published Thu Sep 14, 2017
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Squeezed Environment Boosts Engine Performance

    Viewpoint: Squeezed Environment Boosts Engine Performance

    Author(s): James MillenA tiny engine can surpass the Carnot limit of efficiency when researchers engineer the thermal properties of the environment.[Physics 10, 99] Published Wed Sep 13, 2017
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Self-Interacting Dark Matter Scores Again

    Synopsis: Self-Interacting Dark Matter Scores Again

    Dark matter that interacts with itself provides a better description of the speeds of stars in galaxies than dark matter that doesn’t self-interact.[Physics] Published Wed Sep 13, 2017
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Searching for Neutron Star Gravitational Waves

    Synopsis: Searching for Neutron Star Gravitational Waves

    The first run of LIGO and Virgo’s gravitational-wave search shows no evidence of spinning asymmetric neutron stars, but recent upgrades could make the detection possible.[Physics] Published Tue Sep 12, 2017
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 6:00am -

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  • Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties

    Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties

    Pure diamond consists of carbon atoms in a perfect crystal lattice. But remove a few carbons and swap some others for nitrogen, and you get a diamond with special quantum-sensing properties. These properties are useful for quantum information applica…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:50pm -
  • A way to measure and control phonons

    A way to measure and control phonons

    (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Vienna in Austria and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a technique using photons for controlling and measuring phonons. In their paper published in the journal S…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:50am -
  • Concrete applications for accelerator science

    Concrete applications for accelerator science

    Particle accelerators are the engines of particle physics research at Fermilab. They generate nearly light-speed, subatomic particles that scientists study to get to the bottom of what makes our universe tick. Fermilab experiments rely on a number of…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • The superconducting magnets of the future

    The superconducting magnets of the future

    The superconducting magnets of the future are under development and CERN is on the front line. To increase the energy of circular colliders, physicists are counting on ever more powerful magnets, capable of generating magnetic fields way beyond the 8…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:40am -
  • Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe

    Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe

    The University of Oxford's Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global science facility that could change our understanding of the universe.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:50am -
  • Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

    Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

    A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:36am -
  • Quantum data takes a ride on sound waves

    Quantum data takes a ride on sound waves

    Yale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:35am -
  • New technique accurately digitizes transparent objects

    New technique accurately digitizes transparent objects

    A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3D rendering methods. The ability to create detailed, 3D digital versions of real-world obje…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 3:11pm -
  • Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away

    Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away

    In an article published today in the journal Science, the Pierre Auger Collaboration has definitively answered the question of whether cosmic particles from outside the Milky Way Galaxy. The article, titled "Observation of a large-scale anisotropy in…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • Physicists publish new findings on electron emission

    Physicists publish new findings on electron emission

    Even more than 100 years after Einstein's explanation of photoemission the process of electron emission from a solid material upon illumination with light still poses challenging surprises. In the report now published in the journal Science ultrashor…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:00pm -

Physics Today Magazine

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  • Concrete applications for accelerator science

    Concrete applications for accelerator science

    A project called A2D2 will explore new applications for compact linear accelerators. Particle accelerators are the engines of particle physics research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. They generate nearly light-speed, subatomi…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:18pm -
  • 50 years of stories

    50 years of stories

    To celebrate a half-century of discovery, Fermilab has been gathering tales of life at the lab. Science stories usually catch the eye when there’s big news: the discovery of gravitational waves, the appearance of a new particle. But beh…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • SENSEI searches for light dark matter

    SENSEI searches for light dark matter

    Technology proposed 30 years ago to search for dark matter is finally seeing the light. In a project called SENSEI, scientists are using innovative sensors developed over three decades to look for the lightest dark matter particles anyone…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Clearing a path to the stars

    Clearing a path to the stars

    Astronomers are at the forefront of the fight against light pollution, which can obscure our view of the cosmos. More than a mile up in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County sits the Mount Wilson Observatory, once one of the cor…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Detectors in the dirt

    Detectors in the dirt

    A humidity and temperature monitor developed for CMS finds a new home in Lebanon. People who tend crops in Lebanon and people who tend particle detectors on the border of France and Switzerland have a need in common: large-scale humidity…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 12:40pm -
  • What can particles tell us about the cosmos?

    What can particles tell us about the cosmos?

    The minuscule and the immense can reveal quite a bit about each other. In particle physics, scientists study the properties of the smallest bits of matter and how they interact. Another branch of physics—astrophysics—creates and tests…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 10:18am -
  • Neural networks meet space

    Neural networks meet space


    - 25 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 1:08pm -
  • The dance of the particles

    The dance of the particles

    In collaboration with a scientist, an Iranian dancer is working to communicate the beauty of particle physics through dance.  Although CERN physicist Andrea Latina had always been interested in the arts, he had never really thought abo…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 1:26pm -
  • Mega-collaborations for scientific discovery

    Mega-collaborations for scientific discovery

    DUNE joins the elite club of physics collaborations with more than 1000 members. Sometimes it takes lot of people working together to make discovery possible. More than 7000 scientists, engineers and technicians worked on designing and co…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 11:45am -
  • Expanding the search for dark matter

    Expanding the search for dark matter

    At a recent meeting, scientists shared ideas for searching for dark matter on the (relative) cheap. Thirty-one years ago, scientists made their first attempt to find dark matter with a particle detector in a South Dakota mine. Since th…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 10:13am -

The Guardian: Physics

  • newUK invests £65M in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in US
    There were a lot of happy neutrino physicists around the UK and the US on Wednesday, as the long-standing partnership between the two countries in particle physics was bolstered by a new agreement DUNE is one of the better particle physics acronyms.…
    - 43 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 7:37am -
  • Rupture within tectonic plate is probable cause of Mexico earthquakes
    Mexico’s most recent earthquakes did not directly involve two tectonic plates clashing, as is commonly the case. Seismologist Dr Stephen Hicks explains We are often reminded about the force and devastation from earthquakes that occur around the Pac…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:53am -
  • Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way
    Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a tox…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Experiment reveals evidence for a previously unseen behaviour of light
    Beams of light do not, generally speaking, bounce off each other like snooker balls. But at the high energies in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN they have just been observed doing exactly thatLight is useful, versatile and perplexing. We see with i…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Sep 17, 8:56am -
  • Europe unveils world's most powerful X-ray laser
    Facility in Hamburg will help recreate conditions deep inside the sun, unravel ways to make new antibiotics and even create a new form of diamondThe world’s most powerful X-ray laser has begun operating at a facility where scientists will attempt t…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Four of seven Earth-sized exoplanets may have large quantities of water
    Hubble telescope readings suggesting watery outer planets of Trappist-1 – including three in habitable zone – boosts hope for life beyond our solar system Four of seven mysterious worlds orbiting a nearby star might bear large quantities of water…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Martin Aitken obituary
    My father, Martin Aitken, who has died aged 95, was a scientist who pioneered the application of physics to archaeology. He coined, with the archaeologist Christopher Hawkes, the term archaeometry, helping to make huge advances in dating finds from a…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 1:23pm -
  • Astro-bling: scientists recreate 'diamond rain' of Neptune and Uranus
    Using lasers and polystyrene, researchers say they have mimicked the high temperatures and pressures thought to cause diamond rain within ice giants Diamond rain might sound like the stuff of poetry, but deep within the ice giants of our solar system…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 12:31pm -
  • Newly discovered particles, and what's in them
    Quarks, basically. But more charming than usualLast month the LHCb experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), reported the discovery of a new particle. While this received a reasonable amount of attention, it didn’t really cause as much e…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 3:30am -
  • Silver linings: the climate scientist who records cloud behaviour
    Clouds cool the planet by reflecting solar energy back to space and also trap heat and radiate it back to Earth. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, physicist Kate Marvel discusses the double-edged effect clouds have on rising temperaturesClouds per…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 1:23pm -
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