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Theories describe dynamically disordered solid materials

3 days ago from Science Daily

Theoretical physicists have developed a computational method to calculate the transition from one phase to another in dynamically disordered solid materials. This is a class of materials that can be...

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics

3 days ago from Science Daily

Today, a new breed of electronic devices, bearing unique properties, is being developed. As ultra-miniaturization continues apace, researchers have begun to explore the intersection of physical and chemical properties occurring...

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics

3 days ago from Science Blog

Citing the startling advances in semiconductor technology of the time, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965 proposed that the number of transistors on a chip would double each year —...

SpaceX's Raptor Engine Hits Power Level for Starship Launches, Elon Musk Says

3 days ago from Space.com

A test fire of SpaceX's newest engine reached the power level necessary for the company's next round of rocket designs, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.

Lefty or righty molecules lend a hand to material structures

3 days ago from Physorg

As below, so above. That seems to be an operating principle for molecules that start with a basic chirality—or "handed-ness"—and pass it on as they combine into larger structures.

X-ray laser study identifies crystalline intermediate in our 'pathway to breathing'

3 days ago from Physorg

For the first time, scientists from ASU's School of Molecular Sciences in collaboration with colleagues from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City have captured snapshots of crystal...

Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials’ properties

3 days ago from MIT Research

Applying just a bit of strain to a piece of semiconductor or other crystalline material can deform the orderly arrangement of atoms in its structure enough to cause dramatic changes in its...

Chirality of Weyl fermions

3 days ago from Science Daily

Quasiparticles that behave like massless fermions, known as Weyl fermions, have been in recent years at the center of a string of exciting findings in condensed matter physics. Physicists now...

Puzzling sizes of extremely light calcium isotopes

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have measured for the first time the nuclei of three protein-rich calcium isotopes.

Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, a...

For the first time, scientists 'see' dual-layered scaffolding of cellular nuclei

3 days ago from Physorg

Our cells sometimes have to squeeze through pretty tight spaces. And when they do, the nuclei inside must go along for the ride. Using super-sensitive microscopic imaging, a team of...

Researchers examine puzzling sizes of extremely light calcium isotopes

3 days ago from Physorg

Michigan State University researchers have measured for the first time the nuclei of three protein-rich calcium isotopes, according to a new paper published in Nature Physics.

Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

3 days ago from Physorg

Quantum computers promise to be a revolutionary technology because their elementary building blocks, qubits, can hold more information than the binary, 0-or-1 bits of classical computers. But to harness this...

Next-generation optics in just two minutes of cooking time

4 days ago from Science Daily

One of the key building blocks of flexible photonic circuits and ultra-thin optics are metasurfaces. And engineers have now discovered a simple way of making these surfaces in just a...

X-rays used to understand the flaws of battery fast charging

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers imaged a battery as it was quickly charged and discharged, allowing for the observation of lithium plating behavior that can inhibit the battery's long-term function.

Scientists build the smallest optical frequency comb to-date

4 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have built a photonic integrated, compact, and portable soliton microcomb source. The device is less than 1 cm3 in size, and is driven by an on-chip indium phosphide laser...

Watch: Car with missing rear tire drives on highway

4 days ago from UPI

A surprised traveler on a Texas highway captured video of a car creating a trail of sparks by driving at a high speed with a tire missing.

Researchers use X-rays to understand the flaws of battery fast charging

4 days ago from Physorg

While gas tanks can be filled in a matter of minutes, charging the battery of an electric car takes much longer. To level the playing field and make electric vehicles...

Hulu orders new series starring Abigail Spencer, Elle Fanning

4 days ago from UPI

Hulu picked up "Reprisal," a revenge drama with "Timeless" alum Abigail Spencer, and "The Great," a show about Catherine the Great featuring Elle Fanning.

Flags that generate energy from wind and sun

4 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power.

Denver teachers strike for first time in 25 years; subs step in to keep schools open

4 days ago from UPI

Denver teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in a quarter-century after last-minute negotiations with the school board failed to avert the walkout.

Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers employ high-performance computing to help bring spray simulations to a commercial level.

Human enhancement: Is it good for society?

4 days ago from Science Daily

Human enhancement technologies are opening up tremendous new possibilities. But they're also raising important questions about what it means to be human. These technologies are currently geared towards upgrading or...

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics

4 days ago from Physorg

Noting the startling advances in semiconductor technology, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore proposed that the number of transistors on a chip will double each year, an observation that has been born...

The hardcore science of parkour

4 days ago from PopSci

Science And how to use physics principles to improve your skills. Our research shows that science can help you practise better parkour – through...

Acoustic waves can monitor stiffness of living cells

4 days ago from Physorg

MIT engineers have devised a new, noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of living cells using acoustic waves. Their technique allows them to monitor single cells over several generations and...

Boosting solid state chemical reactions

4 days ago from Science Daily

Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials.

Change the way you wash your hair to help save the environment

4 days ago from Physorg

When you hear about businesses with a high environmental impact or activities with a high carbon footprint, you are probably more likely to imagine heavy machinery, engines and oil rather...