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American Physical Society: Physics

  • newSynopsis: Reflectivity of Ultrathin Mirror Switches with Voltage

    Synopsis: Reflectivity of Ultrathin Mirror Switches with Voltage

    Researchers designed an atomically thin mirror with electronically switchable reflectivity that could be useful in optoelectronic circuits.  [Physics] Published Thu Jan 18, 2018
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • newSynopsis: Snowflake Topological Insulator

    Synopsis: Snowflake Topological Insulator

    A two-dimensional array of holes shaped like snowflakes could route acoustic waves along an internal edge without any wave backscattering.[Physics] Published Thu Jan 18, 2018
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: A Possible Failure of Determinism in General Relativity

    Viewpoint: A Possible Failure of Determinism in General Relativity

    Author(s): Harvey ReallA numerical analysis of perturbations of a charged black hole suggests that the usual predictability of the laws of physics can fail in general relativity.[Physics 11, 6] Published Wed Jan 17, 2018
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Spin Gyroscope is Ready to Look for New Physics

    Viewpoint: Spin Gyroscope is Ready to Look for New Physics

    Author(s): Derek F. Jackson KimballAn enhanced version of a magnetometer based on atomic spins could be used to search for theoretically predicted exotic fields with ultrahigh sensitivity.[Physics 11, 5] Published Tue Jan 16, 2018
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Eyeing the Storm

    Synopsis: Eyeing the Storm

    Numerical simulations of a hurricane-like system have determined the conditions necessary for the formation of a calm “eye” in the center of the storm.[Physics] Published Fri Jan 12, 2018
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Space Measurements of Secondary Cosmic Rays

    Synopsis: Space Measurements of Secondary Cosmic Rays

    New data from the International Space Station shed light on how secondary cosmic rays propagate through space.[Physics] Published Thu Jan 11, 2018
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: An Atlas for 2D Metals

    Synopsis: An Atlas for 2D Metals

    A new “atlas” lists the predicted properties of two-dimensional materials that could be formed from many metallic elements in the periodic table.[Physics] Published Wed Jan 10, 2018
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Feature: Meetings: Travel Advice for a Trip to the Red Planet

    Feature: Meetings: Travel Advice for a Trip to the Red Planet

    Artificial intelligence could help scientists choose the best landing spots for rovers on Mars.[Physics 11, 4] Published Tue Jan 09, 2018
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Plasmon Thermometers for Silicon

    Synopsis: Plasmon Thermometers for Silicon

    Electron oscillations in silicon may be used to map, with nanometer resolution, the temperatures across a silicon device.[Physics] Published Tue Jan 09, 2018
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: X-Ray Probe Targets Interfaces

    Viewpoint: X-Ray Probe Targets Interfaces

    Author(s): Anders NilssonA new spectroscopy technique employs x rays from a free electron laser to measure the properties of interfaces that may be hidden within a material.[Physics 11, 2] Published Mon Jan 08, 2018
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 5:00am -

Nature: Physics

  • Amorphous topological insulators constructed from random point sets

    Amorphous topological insulators constructed from random point sets

    Amorphous topological insulators constructed from random point setsAmorphous topological insulators constructed from random point sets, Published online: 15 January 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0024-5Whether spatial order is required for structures t…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • Superconductivity in few-layer stanene

    Superconductivity in few-layer stanene

    Superconductivity in few-layer staneneSuperconductivity in few-layer stanene, Published online: 15 January 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0031-6Stanene is a single sheet of tin atoms. Here, it is shown that a few stacked layers of stanene can be a supe…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • Three-component fermions with surface Fermi arcs in tungsten carbide

    Three-component fermions with surface Fermi arcs in tungsten carbide

    Three-component fermions with surface Fermi arcs in tungsten carbideThree-component fermions with surface Fermi arcs in tungsten carbide, Published online: 08 January 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0021-8Triply degenerate electronic structure—three-c…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • Destabilizing turbulence in pipe flow

    Destabilizing turbulence in pipe flow

    Destabilizing turbulence in pipe flowDestabilizing turbulence in pipe flow, Published online: 08 January 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0018-3Turbulence in pipe flows causes substantial friction (and therefore economic) losses. An experimental and nume…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • Threes company

    Threes company

    Threes companyThrees company, Published online: 08 January 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0032-5Enabled by recent advances in symmetry and electronic structure, researchers have observed signatures of unconventional threefold degeneracies in tungsten c…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • Peace in the pipeline

    Peace in the pipeline

    Peace in the pipelinePeace in the pipeline, Published online: 08 January 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0037-0Turbulence in pipe flows causes substantial friction and economic losses. The solution to appease the flow through pipelines might be, counter…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • Non-Hermitian physics and PT symmetry

    Non-Hermitian physics and PT symmetry

    Non-Hermitian physics and PT symmetryNon-Hermitian physics and PT symmetry, Published online: 05 January 2018; doi:10.1038/nphys4323This Review Article outlines the exploration of the interplay between parity–time symmetry and non-Hermitian physics…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • Economic complexity: From useless to keystone

    Economic complexity: From useless to keystone

    Economic complexity: From useless to keystoneEconomic complexity: From useless to keystone, Published online: 05 January 2018; doi:10.1038/nphys4337Technological innovation seems to be dominated by chance. But a new mathematical analysis suggests we…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 7:00pm -

Phys.org: Physics News

  • newContinuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility delivers beam to all four of its experimental areas simultaneously

    Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility delivers beam to all four of its experimental areas simultaneously

    Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered its next technological success: For the first time, the Contin…
    - 20 mins ago, 19 Jan 18, 2:28am -
  • newNew instrument lets doctors view the entire eye with unprecedented level of detail

    New instrument lets doctors view the entire eye with unprecedented level of detail

    Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye. By incorporating a lens that changes optical parameters in response to an electric current, the innovative technology can produce higher quality imag…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • newResearchers at Sandia work on new way to image brain

    Researchers at Sandia work on new way to image brain

    Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that's simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now used.
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:55am -
  • newLong-lived physics

    Long-lived physics

    New particles produced in the LHC's high-energy proton-proton collisions don't hang around for long. A Higgs boson exists for less than a thousandth of a billionth of a billionth of a second before decaying into lighter particles, which can then be t…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:51am -
  • newPhysicists find clues to the origins of high-temperature superconductivity

    Physicists find clues to the origins of high-temperature superconductivity

    Ever since cuprate (copper-containing) superconductors were first discovered in 1986, they have greatly puzzled researchers. Cuprate superconductors have critical superconducting temperatures—the point at which their electrical resistance drops to…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • newPhysicists create quantum state detector

    Physicists create quantum state detector

    Physicists from MIPT have teamed up with their colleagues in Russia and Great Britain and developed a superconducting quantum state detector. The new device can detect magnetic fields at low temperatures and is useful to both researchers and quantum…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:56am -
  • newDrastic phase changes in topologically engineered planar absorbers improve sensitivity of optical sensors

    Drastic phase changes in topologically engineered planar absorbers improve sensitivity of optical sensors

    Non-invasive optical temperature sensing is essential for remote monitoring of fabrication processes, in situations where the sample needs to be insulated from the environment, at extreme or rapidly changing temperatures, and in the presence of stron…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:45am -
  • newScientists study the powers of tiny crystals

    Scientists study the powers of tiny crystals

    When it comes to the way scientists react to their discoveries, "That's interesting" falls somewhere between "Eureka!" and "Uh-oh."
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:07am -
  • newThe world's first all-silicon laser

    The world's first all-silicon laser

    Integrated silicon photonics incorporates microelectronics and optoelectronics, a combination expected to revolutionize a variety of fields such as communication, sensing, lighting, displays, imaging and detection. Silicon lasers are the key to achie…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 5:33am -
  • Political corruption scandals may be predicted by network science

    Political corruption scandals may be predicted by network science

    According to the World Bank, corruption scandals siphon more than $2 trillion per year from the global economy, making corruption one of the major causes of slow economic growth and socioeconomic inequality. Now in a new study, researchers have demon…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 10:30am -

Physics Today Magazine

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Scientific American: Physics

  • The Puzzle of the First Black Holes

    The Puzzle of the First Black Holes

    How could the oldest black holes have grown so big so early in the universe?-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:15am -
  • Searching for the Dark: The Hunt for Axions

    Searching for the Dark: The Hunt for Axions

    The Axion Dark Matter Experiment just entered the most sensitive phase yet in its search for invisible particles to explain the universe's hidden mass-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:30am -
  • Build a Rubber Band–Powered Car

    Build a Rubber Band–Powered Car

    A stretchy science activity from Science Buddies-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • You Live in a Strange Solar System

    You Live in a Strange Solar System

    Astronomers found that other star systems tend to host similarly sized exoplanets—far different from ours. Christopher Intagliata reports.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 8:30pm -
  • You Traveled Far Last Year

    You Traveled Far Last Year

    Getting around the sun in 2017 was a memorable trip.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 16 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 8:33pm -
  • Spincredible Dreidel Tips and Tricks

    Spincredible Dreidel Tips and Tricks

    Become a dreidel “spinologist” and compete for the longest time of spin.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 35 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 10:15am -
  • Oldest Supermassive Black Hole Found from Universe's Infancy

    Oldest Supermassive Black Hole Found from Universe's Infancy

    The object grew to more than 800 million times the mass of the sun when the cosmos was only 5 percent its present age-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 44 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Computers Learn to Use Sound to Find Ships

    Computers Learn to Use Sound to Find Ships

    Researchers trained machine-learning algorithms to pinpoint the location of a cargo ship simply by eavesdropping on the sound of its passing. Christopher Intagliata reports.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 44 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • Universe's Baby Picture Wins $3 Million

    Universe's Baby Picture Wins $3 Million

    Image joins 13 other winners in lucrative Breakthrough Prizes-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 46 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • Inflating the Universe with Prize-Winning Cosmologist David Spergel

    Inflating the Universe with Prize-Winning Cosmologist David Spergel

    This year’s Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the team behind NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, a space telescope that launched in 2001 to map...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 46 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 11:00am -
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest

symmetry magazine

  • newThe biggest little detectors

    The biggest little detectors

    The ProtoDUNE detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment are behemoths in their own right. In one sense, the two ProtoDUNE detectors are small. As prototypes of the much larger planned Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment,…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 3:34pm -
  • Voyage into the dark sector

    Voyage into the dark sector

    A hidden world of particles awaits. We don’t need extra dimensions or parallel universes to have an alternate reality superimposed right on top of our own. Invisible matter is everywhere. For example, take neutrinos generated by the…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:58pm -
  • Rivers in the sky

    Rivers in the sky

    Local communities named newly discovered stellar streams for bodies of water close to home. Most of the time, the Dark Energy Camera in Chile stares out into the deepest regions of space, measuring light from distant galaxies. But this gi…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 12:52pm -
  • Not an ugly sweater party

    Not an ugly sweater party

    University College London scientists make physics festive with sweaters and songs at their annual holiday gathering. Every year, postdocs in high-energy physics at University College London are asked to give a short, light-hearted talk ab…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 1:56pm -
  • The 12 Days of Physicsmas

    The 12 Days of Physicsmas

    Add some science to your holiday carols. There are plenty of songs about snow, decking the halls and holiday cheer—but where are the festive songs of science? For those singers who prefer curling up by the Bunsen burner (or a fiery ball…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 1:14pm -
  • Machine evolution

    Machine evolution

    Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future. Around the world, there’s an ecosystem of large particle accelerators where physicists gather to study the most intricate…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 11:42am -
  • A trip into totality

    A trip into totality

    This summer, physics students were offered a unique opportunity to study cosmic rays during the total solar eclipse. August’s Great American Eclipse brought at least a partial eclipse to most of the United States, and 14 states experien…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 12:59pm -
  • Physics books of 2017

    Physics books of 2017

    Gravitational waves take the top spot in Symmetry writer Mike Perricone’s yearly round-up of popular science books related to physics and astrophysics. In 2017, we were treated to books about gravitational waves; unsung women critical t…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 2:52pm -
  • The PhD pioneers

    The PhD pioneers

    Wenzhao Wei and Dan Rederth are the first to earn physics PhDs within the state of South Dakota. Completing a PhD in physics is hard. It’s even harder when you’re one of the first to do it not just at your university, but at any unive…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 11:29am -
  • Radio lab

    Radio lab

    Have a question for Fermilab? Tune in to a Fermilab frequency over the next two weeks. Calling all amateur radio operators: Fermilab employees are taking to the air waves.From December 2-17, the Fermilab Amateur Radio Club, whose member…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 11:01am -

The Guardian: Physics

  • Astronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio bursts
    Pulses may be from a neutron star cocooned by a strong magnetic field – though experts are not ruling out more unorthodox explanations such as alien shipsAstronomers appear to be closing in on the source of enigmatic radio pulses emanating from spa…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • Will 2018 be a year of scientific breakthroughs – or frustrations? | Philip Ball
    From quantum computers that’ll make conventional machines redundant to a map of the brain, these are some of the key issues for science in the coming yearThis will be the year when we see a quantum computer solve a computational problem that conven…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 6:30am -
  • After 40 years of studying the strong nuclear force, a revelation
    This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear forceIn the mid 1970s, four Soviet physicists, Batlisky, Fadin, Kuraev and Lipatov, made some pred…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 12:30pm -
  • Laughing parrots, backflipping robots and saviour viruses: science stories of 2017
    Leading scientists pick the dozen most significant discoveries and developments of 2017 – from a steep decline in flying insects to a virus that can kill bacteria Continue reading...
    - 26 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 4:15am -
  • Bryan Aves obituary
    My father, Bryan Aves, who has died aged 92, established a successful career as a radiographer and radiotherapist despite having left school at 14 without qualifications. At one point he worked as an assistant for the physicists Otto Frisch and Josep…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 7:03am -
  • End of the smashed phone screen? Self-healing glass discovered by accident
    New type of polymer glass that can mend itself when pressed together is in development by University of Tokyo after a student discovered itJapanese researchers say they have developed a new type of glass that can heal itself from cracks and breaks.Gl…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 6:17am -
  • Iter nuclear fusion project reaches key halfway milestone
    After a series of set backs the international project is back on track, say scientists, giving tentative hope for a major new source of clean power by 2025An international project to generate energy from nuclear fusion has reached a key milestone, wi…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Cheap fizz or luxury champagne: can you hear the difference?
    The sound of bubbles forming in a glass of fizz might reveal their size – often linked to quality – but choice of receptacle also plays a part, research suggestsWith the bubbly flowing freely over the festive period, you may well wonder if you ar…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Researchers share $22m Breakthrough prize as science gets rock star treatment
    Glitzy ceremony honours work including that on mapping post-big bang primordial light, cell biology, plant science and neurodegenerative diseaseThe most glitzy event on the scientific calendar took place on Sunday night when the Breakthrough Foundati…
    - 46 days ago, 3 Dec 17, 11:23pm -
  • Clockwise captions causing confusion | Brief letters
    MPs as private landlords | Dowsing | Coming out | Picture captions | Rodney BewesStephanie Lovett asks why “crippling private rent” is not being addressed by politicians (Letters, 28 November). The answer could lie in reports following the Grenf…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 2:15pm -
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