- Mimicking The Sun- Using Sound Waves To Create A Ring Of Fire
Sound waves escaping the sun's interior create fountains of hot gas that shape and power a thin region of the sun's atmosphere which appears as a ruby red "ring of fire" around the moon during a total solar eclipse, according to new res ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2007 - 10:56am
- Nanoscale Imaging Reveals Unexpected Behaviors In High-temperature Superconductors
Recent discoveries regarding the physics of ceramic superconductors may help improve scientists' understanding of resistance-free electrical power. Tiny, isolated patches of superconductivity exist within these substances at higher temperatures than p ...
Article - News Staff - May 30 2007 - 1:50pm
- XMM-Newton Deciphers The Magnetic Physics Around Forming Stars
The large molecular gas cloud in the constellation of Taurus is the nearest star formation region and a star formation test environment for expert theorists and observers alike. The XMM-Newton project has provided by far the most sensitive and comprehensiv ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 10:40am
- Gravitomagnetic Testing Not Effective, Says Physicist
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity has fascinated physicists and generated debate about the origin of the universe and the structure of objects like black holes and complex stars called quasars. A major focus has been on confirming the existenc ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2007 - 8:41pm
- Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity Using Sound
University of Utah physicists developed small devices that turn heat into sound and then into electricity. The technology holds promise for changing waste heat into electricity, harnessing solar energy and cooling computers and radars. "We are convert ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2007 - 12:49am
- Superconductivity Breakthrough- The Metallic Nature Of High-temperature Materials
Transporting energy without any loss, travelling in magnetically levitated trains, carrying out medical imaging (MRI) with small-scale equipment: all these things could come true if we had superconducting materials that worked at room temperature. Today, r ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 6 2007 - 9:32am
- Silicon Nanowires Upgrade Data-storage Technology
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with colleagues at George Mason University and Kwangwoon University in Korea, have fabricated a memory device that combines silicon nanowires with a more traditional type of dat ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2007 - 11:16pm
- Watching Electrons Surf- At One Billion Per Second
By precisely controlling billions of individual electrons every second, they hope to develop new computing systems and increase the security of digital communication. Much like the conveyor belt in a production plant, NPL’s electron surf machine delivers e ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 1:04am
- Fermi Physicists Discover New Heavy Particle
Physicists of the DZero experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a new heavy particle, the Î b (pronounced "zigh sub b") baryon, with a mass of 5.774±0.019 GeV/c 2, approximately six time ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 11:25pm
- Weird Physics Theory Of The Month- Unparticle Stuff
At some level, all types of matter that we usually deal with have at least one thing in common- they're made of particles. The solids, liquids, gases and plasmas that surround us are built of atoms, which are made of electrons, protons and neutrons. P ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2007 - 4:42pm