Getting a better measure of spin with diamond
5 hours ago
Diamonds are one of the most coveted gemstones. But while some may want the perfect diamond for its sparkle, physicists covet the right diamonds to perfect their experiments. The gem is a key component in a novel system that ...
Split-second imaging reveals molecular changes involved in vision
6 hours ago
Every process that sustains life is carried out by proteins. But understanding how these complex molecules do their jobs depends on learning the arrangement of their atoms—and how the structure changes—as they interact. ...
Scientists watch bacterial sensor respond to light in real time
7 hours ago
A number of important biological processes, such as photosynthesis and vision, depend on light. But it's hard to capture responses of biomolecules to light because they happen almost instantaneously.
Physicists explore superconductivity at the two-dimensional limit
12 hours ago
Researchers at the University of Valencia show that the superconducting state can be maintained even when the material is reduced from three to two dimensions, making the efficiency gains needed for technologies like frictionless ...
What guitarfish and aircraft wings have in common
12 hours ago
Recent research by a team led by Jonathan Cox and Zhijin Wang shows how water flows through the nose of a guitarfish, a type of ray. The team discovered that vortex-like structures in their noses help the guitarfish to swim ...
Direct detection of nuclear transition in thorium-229 hints at possibility of nuclear based clock
12 hours ago report
(Phys.org)—A group of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany has developed a means for the direct detection of the nuclear transition in thorium-229 which opens the door to the development of a clock ...
Learning how to get computers to develop new and useful materials
13 hours ago report
(Phys.org)—Science journalist, Nicola Nosengo has published a News Feature in the latest issue of the journal Nature, outlining the work being done to figure out how to use computers and databases to take on the tasks associated ...
Molybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorption
13 hours ago
Mechanics know molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a useful lubricant in aircraft and motorcycle engines and in the CV and universal joints of trucks and automobiles. Rice University engineering researcher Isabell Thomann knows ...
IBM invites users to test its quantum computer
18 hours ago
IBM on Wednesday opened its quantum computer processor to anyone who wants to try what is expected to be a new kind of computing with enormously improved power and speed.
Engineers create a better way to boil water—with industrial, electronics applications
May 04, 2016
Engineers at Oregon State University have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last longer.