- Fleming Rules Not-OK
FLEMING DOES NOT RULE OK! These could be what Physics World calls Lateral Thoughts, because I originally wrote this horizontally with my leg in plaster. Here follow some snapshots of my journey through Physics, which is not a straightforward one like that ...
Article - Robert H Olley - Aug 22 2008 - 6:58pm
- Researchers Shape Waveform Of Light And It Even Goes Through White
Materials such as milk, paper, white paint and tissue are opaque because they scatter light, not because they absorb it, but no matter how great the scattering, light was always able to get through the material in question, went the theory. Researchers Ivo ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2008 - 8:54am
- Large Hadron Collider- May The "Z*" Be With You?
In one week from today, the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) will take its first step 'back in time.' What is mass? What happened at the beginning of the universe? Are there other dimensions? We'll be on the way to finding out. It's taken abo ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 3 2008 - 10:37am
- LHC Is Not a Fast Reactor (But Is It Also Safe?)
Safety has to be based on evidence. Should probing the secrets of the universe create a global threat? Is it relevant to bring up Marie Curie in safety arguments for unkown or complicated physics? How about the past nuclear fission research? Fast reactors ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Oct 19 2008 - 1:45pm
- Putting Chaos To Good Use- In Magnetic Sensors
University of Chicago scientists have discovered how to make magnetic sensors capable of operating at the high temperatures that ceramic engines in cars and aircraft of the future will require for higher operating efficiency than today's internal com ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2008 - 5:14pm
- Quantum Conundrum- If Superconductivity Can Induce Magnetism...
When an electrical current passes through a wire it emanates heat – that's where we get toasters and the light bulbs Al Gore hates- but some materials violate this rule at low temperatures and carry current without any heat loss. That's where we ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2008 - 9:51pm
- What Is The Kondo Effect?
With all the hype surrounding the Large Hadron Collider, it's easy to forget that there are lots of other puzzles in physics still being tackled every day. The Kondo effect, one of the few examples in physics where many particles collectively behave a ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 22 2008 - 9:59am
- Graphite, Scotch Tape And Some Silicon Equals World's Thinnest Balloon
It sounds like an episode of MacGyver. What can you make from a lump of graphite, a piece of Scotch tape and a silicon wafer? Cornell researchers didn't fly out off a cliff or blow up a door, they created the world's thinnest balloon- a membrane ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 23 2008 - 4:05pm
- Quantum Stabilized Atom Mirror- The Smoothest Surface Ever Created
Get ready for the world's first atomic microscope. A team of physicists from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and the Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA-Nanociencia) has created the “quantum stabilized atom mirror”, th ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2008 - 9:09pm
- American Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi And Toshihide Maskawa Of Japan, Share 2008 Nobel Prize In Physics
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2008 with one half to Yoichiro Nambu of the Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, IL, USA "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symm ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2008 - 1:39pm