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.
The ghostly flickering of the Northern Lights is caused by explosions of magnetic energy, say astronomers. Until now, nobody knew why the aurora sometimes shifted and danced across the sky. And all it took was a fleet of five satell... Read Post
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
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