- The Story Of A Life-Long Bump Hunter
John Conway says, "I’ve been looking for the Higgs boson for almost 20 years" which sounds like a long time if you are a young scientist but I have a watch missing for 35, so it isn't that impressive. What is impressive his description of wh ...
Article - Anonymous - Jan 28 2007 - 2:17am
- Chaos On A Chip
For the first time physicists have shown that well structured chaos can be initiated in a photonic integrated circuit. Furthermore, this represents the first time scientists have been able to study optical chaos at gigahertz rates. The output of a semicon ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 31 2007 - 6:39pm
- Endless Universe Made Possible By New Model
A new cosmological model demonstrates the universe can endlessly expand and contract, providing a rival to Big Bang theories and solving a thorny modern physics problem, according to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill physicists. The cyclic model ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 31 2007 - 7:21pm
- Sound Might Drive Supernovae Explosions
Scientists have made the astonishing discovery that sound might drive supernovae explosions. Their computer simulations say that dying stars pulse at audible frequencies – for instance, at about the F-note above middle C – for a split second before they b ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 31 2007 - 11:44pm
- Physicists Find Way To 'See' Extra Dimensions
Peering backward in time to an instant after the big bang, physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised an approach that may help unlock the hidden shapes of alternate dimensions of the universe. A new study demonstrates that the shapes ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 12:07pm
- Using Nano-magnets To Enhance Medical Imaging
Nanoscale magnets in the form of iron-containing molecules might be used to improve the contrast between healthy and diseased tissue in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--as long as the concentration of nanomagnets is carefully managed--according to a new ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 2:40pm
- Measurements Recast Usual View Of Casimir-Polder Force In Quantum Mechanics
Physicists at JILA have demonstrated that the warmer a surface is, the stronger its subtle ability to attract nearby atoms, a finding that could affect the design of devices that rely on small-scale interactions, such as atom chips, nanomachines, and micr ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 7:46pm
- Frequency Comb' Technique Reveals Colors And Intensity Of All Lightwaves Simultaneously
Physicists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken the first ever two-dimensional pictures of a "frequency comb," providing extra information that enhances the comb's usefulness in o ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 10:05pm
- Fermions Do Not Travel Together: Physicists Demonstrate Expected Effect Of Quantum Theory
Fermions tend to avoid each other and cannot "travel" in close proximity. Demonstrated by a team at the Institut d'optique (CNRS/Université Paris 11, Orsay-Palaiseau), this result is described in detail in the January 25, 2007 issue of Natu ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2007 - 10:19pm
- Rapid Method For Judging Nanotube Purity Developed
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a sensitive new method for rapidly assessing the quality of carbon nanotubes. Initial feasibility tests show that the method not only is faster than the standard analy ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2007 - 6:53pm