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American Physical Society: Physics

  • Focus: Glue or Ink Improves Soft Metal Cuts

    Focus: Glue or Ink Improves Soft Metal Cuts

    Author(s): Philip BallCoating a soft metal with any compound that adheres leads to smoother cuts because the coating makes the surface more brittle.[Physics 11, 72] Published Fri Jul 13, 2018
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Ideal Mergers for Measuring Cosmic Expansion

    Synopsis: Ideal Mergers for Measuring Cosmic Expansion

    Among gravitational-wave sources, the merger of a neutron star and a black hole may provide the most precise way to measure how fast the Universe is expanding.[Physics] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Beat Strong, My Liquid Gallium Heart

    Synopsis: Beat Strong, My Liquid Gallium Heart

    Applying a current across a drop of liquid gallium induces an oscillatory motion reminiscent of that of a beating heart.[Physics] Published Wed Jul 11, 2018
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: A Closer Look at Cosmic Dust

    Synopsis: A Closer Look at Cosmic Dust

    Simulations provide a detailed picture of the emission of dust grains in our Galaxy, which is known to interfere with measurements of the cosmic microwave background.[Physics] Published Tue Jul 10, 2018
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Viewpoint: A Hot Topic in the Quantum Hall Effect

    Viewpoint: A Hot Topic in the Quantum Hall Effect

    Author(s): Jason AliceaHeat transport studies of fractional quantum Hall systems provide evidence for a new phase of matter with potential applications in fault-tolerant quantum computation.[Physics 11, 70] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Collective Spin Behavior in an Ultracold Quantum Gas

    Synopsis: Collective Spin Behavior in an Ultracold Quantum Gas

    Researchers have spotted a never-before-seen collective spin oscillation in a Bose-Einstein condensate of chromium atoms.[Physics] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Measured Dissociation Energy Doesn’t Match Theory

    Synopsis: Measured Dissociation Energy Doesn’t Match Theory

    A precision measurement of the energy needed to break molecular hydrogen apart disagrees with recent calculations.[Physics] Published Tue Jul 03, 2018
    - 13 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Viewpoint: The First Stars May Shed Light on Dark Matter

    Viewpoint: The First Stars May Shed Light on Dark Matter

    Author(s): Abraham Loeb and Julián B. MuñozRecent observations of hydrogen absorption that occurred when the first stars turned on may give insights into the nature of dark matter, new analyses show.[Physics 11, 69] Published Mon Jul 02, 2018
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Focus: It’s the Heat <i>and</i> the Humidity—Two Ways a Crystal Shrinks

    Focus: It’s the Heat <i>and</i> the Humidity—Two Ways a Crystal Shrinks

    Author(s): Philip BallThe mechanisms by which a material contracts on heating and on absorbing water turn out to be intimately connected.[Physics 11, 68] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018
    - 17 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 6:00am -
  • Feature: Q&amp;A: Searching for the Quantumness of Gravity

    Feature: Q&amp;A: Searching for the Quantumness of Gravity

    Brian Swingle believes that quantum entanglement could explain the nature of spacetime—an idea that could lead to a quantum theory of gravity.[Physics 11, 67] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018
    - 17 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 6:00am -

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  • Neutrinos on Ice: Astronomers' Long Hunt for Source of Extragalactic "Ghost Particles" Pays Off

    Neutrinos on Ice: Astronomers' Long Hunt for Source of Extragalactic "Ghost Particles" Pays Off

    Along with gravitational waves, the find adds more options for “multimessenger” astronomy, which does not solely rely on light to gather data-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • The Human Eye Could Help Test Quantum Mechanics

    The Human Eye Could Help Test Quantum Mechanics

    Experiments to confirm we can see single photons offer new ways to probe our understanding of quantum reality-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 6:45am -
  • Triple-Star Test Shows Einstein Was Right, Again

    Triple-Star Test Shows Einstein Was Right, Again

    A natural stellar laboratory probes a prediction of general relativity to unprecedented precision-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • The Standard Model of Physics Is a Tyrant

    The Standard Model of Physics Is a Tyrant

    Its apparent infallibility saps the vitality of the field-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 10:00am -
  • How Physics Lost Its Way

    How Physics Lost Its Way

    Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder claims desire for beauty and other subjective biases have led physicists astray-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 15 days ago, 1 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Einstein's Greatest Theory Validated on a Galactic Scale

    Einstein's Greatest Theory Validated on a Galactic Scale

    Astronomers have used a pair of galaxies far beyond the Milky Way to test general relativity with unprecedented precision-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 24 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 8:00am -
  • How Does the Quantum World Cross Over?

    How Does the Quantum World Cross Over?

    The universe according to quantum mechanics is strange and probabilistic, but our everyday reality seems nailed down. New experiments aim to probe where—and why—one realm passes into the...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Jupiter Crackles with Polar Lightning

    Jupiter Crackles with Polar Lightning

    Juno spacecraft data suggest lightning on Jupiter is much more common than we thought—but it congregates near the poles, not the equator as on Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 28 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 7:15pm -
  • The Standard Model (of Physics) at 50

    The Standard Model (of Physics) at 50

    It has successfully predicted many particles, including the Higgs Boson, and has led to 55 Nobels so far, but there’s plenty it still can’t account for-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 31 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • A Theory with No Strings Attached: Can Beautiful Physics Be Wrong? [Excerpt]

    A Theory with No Strings Attached: Can Beautiful Physics Be Wrong? [Excerpt]

    A physicist decries the trend of chasing after aesthetically pleasing theories that lack empirical evidence-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 35 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 7:00am -
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  • Scientists trace high-energy cosmic neutrino to its birthplace

    Scientists trace high-energy cosmic neutrino to its birthplace

    A pair of results bring neutrinos into the new era of multi-messenger astronomy. On September 22, 2017, a tiny but energetic particle pierced Earth’s atmosphere and smashed into the planet near the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in A…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • Out in physics

    Out in physics

    LGBT+ scientists offer advice for promoting inclusivity in a guide written for the physics and astronomy community. Traveling to an important research conference or collaboration meeting is the kind of experience that can help launch a s…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 10:03am -
  • Higgs search alumni: Where are they now?

    Higgs search alumni: Where are they now?

    Meet four physicists who have found different ways to apply the skills they learned through their studies of the Higgs boson. The discovery of the Higgs boson, considered the missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics, was t…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 10:10am -
  • Think big, go small

    Think big, go small

    Nothing beats a small experiment for the breadth of experience it gives the scientist. In March, a team of astronomers made a shocking announcement: They appeared to have found a galaxy with a severe lack of dark matter. The finding, publ…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 1:18pm -
  • The LHC-watcher’s field guide

    The LHC-watcher’s field guide

    These are the event displays of Large Hadron Collider physicists’ dreams. Our current understanding of particle physics, known as the Standard Model, has been tremendously successful. Over the past 40 years, it has pointed experimentali…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • Waiting for a sign

    Waiting for a sign

    Some scientists spend decades trying to catch a glimpse of a rare process. But with good experimental design and a lot of luck, they often need only a handful of signals to make a discovery. In 2009, University of Naples physicist Giovann…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:32am -
  • Q&A: Planning Europe’s physics future

    Q&A: Planning Europe’s physics future

    Halina Abramowicz leads the group effort to decide the future of European particle physics. Physics projects are getting bigger, more global, more collaborative and more advanced than ever—with long lead times for complex physics machin…
    - 33 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 2:43pm -
  • New facility aims to shrink accelerators

    New facility aims to shrink accelerators

    Work has begun on an upgrade to the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has started to assemble a new facility for…
    - 34 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 12:28pm -
  • Intriguing news from MiniBooNE

    Intriguing news from MiniBooNE

    New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino: the sterile neutrino. New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino, a “sterile neutrino” particle. This particle will provide…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 2:48pm -
  • We're going to need a bigger blackboard

    We're going to need a bigger blackboard

    Watch SLAC theorist Lance Dixon write out a new formula that will contribute to a better understanding of certain particle collisions. Physicists on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider study the results of high-energy particle colli…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 2:13pm -

The Guardian: Physics

  • newCan you solve it? Head-spinning bicycle puzzles
    Run your brain through the gearsBonjour guzzleurs,As we are almost midway through the Tour de France, I thought it would be a good moment for some bicycle puzzles. Continue reading...
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 2:10am -
  • A particle physicist in Whitehall
    Adventures on the Royal Society Policy Secondment SchemeThe Royal Society has started a Policy Secondment Scheme: placing research fellows in Governmental departments to foster communication between scientists and science policy-makers. Dr Lily Asqui…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 2:15am -
  • First confirmed image of a newborn planet revealed
    Nascent planet seen carving a path through the disc of gas and dust surrounding the very young star PDS70It is a moment of birth that has previously proved elusive, but astronomers say they now have the first confirmed image of the formation of a pla…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 7:43am -
  • It’s alien life, Jim, but not as we know it | Letters
    Roger Oliver and Jef Pirie on the prospect of finding other life in the galaxyProfessor Jim Al-Khalili (Opinion, 27 June) says: “There are some who argue that life on Earth appeared pretty quickly after the right conditions emerged almost 4bn years…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 11:43am -
  • Scientists develop thermal camouflage that can fool infrared cameras
    Invention can make an object appear to have the same temperature as its backgroundScientists have developed a thin, lightweight and flexible film that can outfox infrared cameras, allowing hot bodies to appear cool and cold items to appear warm. The…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 8:20am -
  • Aliens may not exist – but that’s good news for our survival | Jim Al-Khalili
    A new study suggests that we could well be on our own in the universe. Yet loneliness might have its advantagesIn 1950 Enrico Fermi, an Italian-born American Nobel prize-winning physicist, posed a very simple question with profound implications for o…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 1:00am -
  • Celestial Motion: a virtual dance with the stars
    In the Guardian’s new VR 360 film, inspired by solar physics, contemporary dancers from the Alexander Whitley Dance Company explore movement across human and astronomical scalesCelestial Motion uses a combination of contemporary dance and motion-ca…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 3:00am -
  • Can you solve it? Mirror, mirror on the wall
    A puzzle to reflect onUPDATE: The solution to the puzzle can be read hereHi guzzlersHere’s a puzzle about something we do every day: gaze at ourselves in the mirror. Who says maths is not relevant to the real world? In fact, You may have often pond…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 2:10am -
  • £720m Large Hadron Collider upgrade 'could upend particle physics'
    Collider will be far more sensitive to anomalies that could lead to entirely new theories of the universeA massive project to supercharge the world’s largest particle collider launched on Friday in the hope that the beefed-up machine will reveal fr…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 6:33am -
  • Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space at final sendoff
    Message of peace will be broadcast into nearest black hole as physicist is laid to restThe voice of Stephen Hawking will be beamed into space in a message of peace and hope, his daughter said, as the British physicist is laid to rest on Friday during…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 5:33am -
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