- Molecules Get Hammered
How do you get information from a preparation that is transparent? How can you still see a three-dimensional image through a microscope? Dutch researcher Rajesh S. Pillai investigated a new way of illuminating preparations under the microscope. For exampl ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 3:26pm
- Disorder May Be In Order For 'spintronic' Devices
Physicists at JILA are using ultrashort pulses of laser light to reveal precisely why some electrons, like ballet dancers, hold their spin positions better than others—work that may help improve spintronic devices, which exploit the magnetism or "spi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 11:47pm
- Quantum Hall Effect Observed At Room Temperature
Using the highest magnetic fields in the world, an international team of researchers has observed the quantum Hall effect – a much studied phenomenon of the quantum world – at room temperature. The quantum Hall effect was previously believed to only be ob ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 11:52pm
- A Hidden Twist In The Black Hole Information Paradox
Professor Sam Braunstein, of the University of York's Department of Computer Science, and Dr Arun Pati, of the Institute of Physics, Sainik School, Bhubaneswar, India, have established that quantum information cannot be 'hidden' in conventi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 27 2007 - 11:57pm
- World's Smallest Transistor Revealed
Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor – a breakthrough that could spark the development of a new type of super-fast computer chip. Professor Andre Geim and Dr Kostya Novoselov from The Scho ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2007 - 1:43pm
- Physicists Reveal Water's Secrets
It's essential to all life, and numerous research papers are published about it every year. Yet there are still secrets to reveal about water, that seemingly simple compound we know as H2O. Equipped with high-speed computers and the laws of physics, ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2007 - 10:47pm
- 'Electronic Gridlock' That Blocks Higher Temperature Cuprate Superconductors Is Imaged By Cornell Researchers
Superconductivity-- the conduction of electricity with zero resistance-- sometimes can, it seems, become stalled by a form of electronic "gridlock." A possible explanation why is offered by new research at Cornell University. ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2007 - 12:59am
- Quantum Gravity In The Lab?
Quantum gravity is the holy grail of theoretical physics in the 21st century. The frustrating thing about the search for it is that the window in which we could experimentally access quantum effects of gravity is very far away from what we can reach. It w ...
Article - Anonymous - Mar 21 2007 - 10:44pm
- Creation Of A Magnetic Field In A Turbulent Fluid
Understanding the origin and behavior of the magnetic fields of planets and stars is the goal of research being carried out by many teams from all over the world. The VKS1 collaboration (CEA2, CNRS3,4, Ecole normale supérieure in Lyon3, Ecole normale supé ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2007 - 11:41am
- Bohr Refuted? Light Is A Particle And A Wave, Rowan Researchers Say
Work completed by a visiting research professor at Rowan University, physics professors and a student from the institution shows that light is made of particles and waves, a finding that refutes a common belief held for about 80 years. Shahriar S. Afshar, ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 11:14pm