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ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering

3 days ago from Physorg

Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles of light...

Researchers achieve major improvement for lensless computational microscopy

3 days ago from Physorg

Scientists from ITMO University and Tampere University of Technology have improved computational imaging of optical signals in lensless microscopes. By employing special algorithms, they increased the resolution of obtained images...

X-ray imaging with a significantly enhanced resolution

3 days ago from Physorg

Physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY, Hamburg) have developed a method to improve the quality of X-ray images over conventional methods. The technique, incoherent diffractive imaging (IDI),...

Researchers obtain decacene, the largest acene synthesized ever

3 days ago from Science Daily

A research collaboration prepared stable decacene precursors by solution chemistry, while physicists used these precursors to prepare decacene on a gold surface under ultra-high vacuum, in order to stabilize this...

Mysterious metal object off Rhode Island beach to be removed

3 days ago from UPI

A mysterious metal object off the coast of Rhode Island has captured the imaginations of locals and they are now planning to pull it out of the water.

High-quality online video with less rebuffering

3 days ago from MIT Research

We’ve all experienced two hugely frustrating things on YouTube: our video either suddenly gets pixelated, or it stops entirely to rebuffer. Both happen because of special algorithms that break videos into small chunks...

Fundamentals of water repellency revealed

3 days ago from Science Daily

The frictional mechanism that resists the motion of drops on inclined surfaces and when affected by wind drag has now been revealed by a team of researchers. They have also...

Why Does Being in the Heat Make Us Feel Tired?

3 days ago from Live Science

If you're out and about on a sweltering day, it probably won't be long before you start to feel tired and sluggish. But why does being out in the heat...

System creates 3-D images of tissue samples without conventional lenses

4 days ago from Science Blog

A new system developed by UCLA researchers could make it easier and less expensive to diagnose chronic diseases, particularly in remote areas without expensive lab equipment. The technology uses extremely...

New SQUID-Based Detector Opens Up New Fields of Study With New Level of Sensitivity

4 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise detection of small...

General Dynamics receives submarine missile fire control contract

4 days ago from UPI

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is being awarded a $9.7 million contract for work on U.S. and United Kingdom submarine fire control systems.

BP starts new gas production from Trinidad, a major exporter

4 days ago from UPI

British energy company BP said it expected a ramp up in natural gas production from its second project to come online this year off the coast of Trinidad.

Engineer Looks to Owl Wings for Bio-Inspired Ideas for Quieter Aircraft, Wind Turbines

4 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Iowa State's Anupam Sharma is running computer simulations to learn how owl wings manipulate air flow, pressure and turbulence to create silent flight. He and his partners hope their studies...

China to strictly control new coal-fired power capacity

4 days ago from UPI

The construction of new coal-fired power plants will be "strictly controlled" in order to clean up the nation's economy, the Chinese government said Monday.

Flatter materials have fewer imperfections, which makes for better solar cells and light sensors

4 days ago from Physorg

Improving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2-D organic-inorganic hybrid materials feature far fewer...

Smart Shades: High-Tech Windows Can Turn Dark in Just 1 Minute

4 days ago from Live Science

New smart-window technology that can tint glass, changing it from fully transparent to dark in less than 1 minute, could help cut the costs of heating and cooling buildings by...

New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics

4 days ago from Physorg

Atoms behave much differently when squeezed to pressures more than a million—or even a billion—times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. Understanding how atoms react under such high-pressure conditions can lead...

Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

4 days ago from Physorg

In a recent paper in Light: Science & Applications, University of Rochester researchers Jannick Rolland and Jacob Reimers describe an optical device with potential applications ranging from improved satellite and...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer expected to return for start vs. Texas Rangers

4 days ago from UPI

The Detroit Tigers should be getting a valued member of their rotation back when a three-game series opens against the Texas Rangers on Monday in Arlington, Texas.

Backup quarterback Jake Rudock leads Detroit Lions over Indianapolis Colts

4 days ago from UPI

Backup quarterback Jake Rudock threw a pair of touchdown passes to rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay as the Detroit Lions posted a 24-10 win over the Colts.

Detroit Red Wings object to use of logo at rally

5 days ago from UPI

The Detroit Red Wings condemned the use of their logo by extremists at a white nationalist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

New battery material goes with the flow

5 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have engineered a new material to be used in redox flow batteries, which are particularly useful for storing electricity...

National recall of Maple Lodge Farms chicken frankfurters

6 days ago from CBC: Health

Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. is recalling their Zabiha Halal and Maple Lodge Farms Big Original Chicken Frankfurters.

What is an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)?

6 days ago from Live Science

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets to realign a body's atoms, which creates a magnetic field that a scanner uses to create a detailed image of the body.

Jacksonville Jaguars release Branden Albert, sign RB Grimes

6 days ago from UPI

Branden Albert decided to end his brief retirement this week and now he has been released.

Live embryos analysed with new microscopy method

6 days ago from Physics World

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Elusive Neutrinos Detected in Never-Before-Seen Interaction

6 days ago from Live Science

For the first time, scientists have proven a phenomenon, called coherent scattering, experimentally with the world's smallest neutrino detector.

Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94

6 days ago from NY Times Science

In one case, Dr. Morawetz’s work helped aerospace engineers minimize shock waves around the wings of airplanes flying below the speed of sound.