ETH physicists have developed a silicon wafer that behaves like a topological insulator when stimulated using ultrasound. They have thereby succeeded in turning an abstract theoretical concept into a macroscopic product.
Physicists revisit thought experiment proposed by Richard Feynman
THIS COULD BE BETTER THAN THE MANNSCHENN DRIVE: Physicists Say They’ve Created a Device That Generates ‘Negative Mass.’. I think Bob Forward theorized about this some years ago.
(University of Chicago) You don't have to be perfectly organized to pull off a wave, according to University of Chicago scientists. Using a set of gyroscopes linked together, physicists explored the behavior of a material whose structure is arranged randomly, instead of an orderly lattice. Show More Summary
Some 10 years ago, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) entered a new field of research by starting to generate ultracold neutrons (UCN) for use in fundamental research in physics. The participating physicists and chemists now report another major breakthrough. Show More Summary
The common link between liquid-crystal TVs and the birth of the universe, when you look at the big picture, is that they are both characterized by the intriguing phenomenon in which matter abruptly changes states.
Scientists at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have explained the stability of nitrogen-doped fullerenes, which makes their industrial production and application easier. The article was published in Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures.
Stephen Hawking is one of the most well-known physicists on the planet, from his theories that have changed humanity’s collective understanding of life on Earth and the goings-on of space and time to his enduring spirit that has allowed...Show More Summary
Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description — the Standard Model of particle physics — constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for everything. It’s neat and it’s simple, but no one is entirely happy with it. What irritates physicists most is...
By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed the first experimental demonstration of an accelerating light beam in curved space. Rather than moving along a geodesic trajectory (the shortest path on a curved surface), the accelerating beam bends away from the geodesic trajectory as a result of its acceleration.
Astroparticle Physics European Consortium calls for increased spending on future facilities
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ? Albert Einstein Arguably the most renowned physicist in history, Albert Einstein was visiting the USA in 1933 when Adolph Hitler came to power in Germany, so as he was Jewish, he did not return, and instead settled in America through the war. Show More Summary
Even the people tasked with understanding the most fundamental pieces of our universe run into surprises. And a surprise has popped up in the data of a decommissioned experiment at America's largest atom smasher. More »
Wolfgang Panofsky, the National Medal of Science-winning physicist and son of the great art historian Erwin Panofsky, once
Knowing the mass of the proton is key to understanding matter, but nobody can agree on it. The latest, most precise measurement further muddies the waters
Commentary: In the second-ever episode of "Favorite Places," the famed physicist says Venus used to be like our Earth. Then it overheated.
Astroparticle physicists from across Europe have gathered today in Brussels, alongside their international colleagues and important guests from the European Commission, for the official announcement of the new strategy by the Astroparticle...Show More Summary
When it comes to body armor, lots of improvements and changes have occurred over the years, but nothing significant or truly game-changing. Well, with a recent research study performed by some physicists in New York that could all change. Show More Summary
Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar thanks to new wearable technology designed by physicists at the University of Sussex. And parents at home, concerned about the risk of cot death, could keep trackShow More Summary
(University of Sussex) Wearable monitor to detect heart and breathing abnormalities in babies. Data sent to mobile devices alerts parents, carers and medical response teams. Technology is affordable as it uses grapheme.