Scientists have reached a milestone in describing how the northern lights work by way of a process called "magnetic reconnection." The process is best imagined as untangling twisted strands of spaghetti.
Studying simple metallic chromium, scientists have discovered a pressure-driven quantum critical regime and has achieved the first direct measurement of a "naked" quantum singularity in an elemental magnet.... Read Post
Two NASA spacecraft have provided the most comprehensive movie ever of a mysterious process at the heart of all explosions on the sun: magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection happens when magnetic field lines come together, bre... Read Post
A University of Iowa researcher wants you to visualize a plate of spaghetti when you think of the northern lights. That's because Jack Scudder, UI professor of physics and astronomy, and his colleagues have reached a milestone in de... Read Post