- New Form Of Matter-antimatter Transformation Observed For The First Time
For the first time, scientists of the BaBar experiment at the Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) have observed the transition of one type of particle, the neutral D-meson, into its antimatter particle. This observation w ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2007 - 11:36am
- Physicists Wipe Away Complexity For A Clearer View Of Heavy Nuclei
Despite advances in experimental nuclear physics, the most detailed probing of atomic nuclei still requires heavy doses of advanced nuclear theory. The problem is that using theory to make meaningful predictions requires massive datasets that tax even hig ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2007 - 11:59am
- New JILA Apparatus Measures Fast Nanoscale Motions
A new nanoscale apparatus developed at JILA—a tiny gold beam whose 40 million vibrations per second are measured by hopping electrons—offers the potential for a 500-fold increase in the speed of scanning tunneling microscopes (STM), perhaps paving the way ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2007 - 11:52pm
- A Google Supercomputer Division?
As an electromagnetics guy I stay in touch with a lot of what is happening in that segment of physics by subscribing to plain, ol' email lists. People who need info just fire off a question to the group and someone helps. Occasionally recruiters spam ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Mar 23 2007 - 11:13am
- Controversial Astrophysics- Scientists Compute Death Throes Of White Dwarf Star?
University of Chicago scientists will demonstrate how to incinerate a white dwarf star in unprecedented detail at the “Paths to Exploding Stars” conference on Thursday, March 22, in Santa Barbara, Calif. White dwarf stars pack one and a half times the mas ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2007 - 12:06pm
- Molecular Scissors Open/Close In Response To Light
Researchers in Japan have developed a pair of molecular-scale scissors that open and close in response to light. The tiny scissors are the first example of a molecular machine capable of mechanically manipulating molecules by using light, the scientists s ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 3:23pm
- Researchers Find A New Way To Read Nanoscale Vibrations
Nanomechanical oscillators-- tiny strips of vibrating silicon only a few hundred atoms thick-- are the subject of extensive study by nanotechnology researchers. They could someday replace bulky quartz crystals in electronic circuits or be used to detect a ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 6:18pm
- Magnetic Fields Get Reconnected In Turbulent Plasma Around Earth
Using measurements of the four ESA's Cluster satellites, a study published this week in Nature Physics shows pioneering experimental evidence of magnetic reconnection also in turbulent 'plasma' around Earth. This image provides a model of m ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2007 - 12:00pm
- LHC, World's Largest Particle Accelerator, Completed
The last quadripolar magnet was brought down into the tunnel of the world’s largest particle accelerator; the CERN’s1 LHC, or Large Hadron Collidor. This magnet is part of a series of 392 units which will ensure that the beams are kept on track all along ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2007 - 1:55am
- Researchers Move Closer To Switching Nuclear Isomer Decay On And Off
Livermore researchers have moved one step closer to being able to turn on and off the decay of a nuclear isomer. The protons and neutrons in a nucleus can be arranged in many ways. The arrangement with the lowest energy is called the ground state and all ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2007 - 11:49pm