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A step closer to an ultra precise atomic clock

A step closer to an ultra precise atomic clock

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 16, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (11) | comments 5

A clock that is so precise that it loses only a second every 300 million years - this is the result of new research in ultra cold atoms. The international collaboration is comprised of researchers from the ...


Putting the squeeze on an old material could lead to 'instant on' electronic memory

Putting the squeeze on an old material could lead to 'instant on' electronic memory

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 16, 2009 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (11) | comments 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- The technology of storing electronic information - from old cassette tapes to shiny laptop computers - has been a major force in the electronics industry for decades.


Coke Bottle Quantum Physics

Coke Bottle Quantum Physics

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 16, 2009 | popularity 3.8 / 5 (8) | comments 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- Don't be fooled by the collection of empty soda bottles in James Cryan's office at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Cryan isn't a caffeine fiend—the cola bottles are for science. As a ...




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Life Expectancy on the Rise - Even for Quantum States

Life Expectancy on the Rise -- Even for Quantum States

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (5) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, scientists have succeeded in measuring and controlling the lifetime of quantum states with potential use in optoelectronic chips. This achievement is highly significant ...


Scientists hope to unlock mysteries of proteins

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (4) | comments 1

Proteins, the work-horse molecules necessary for virtually every human action from breathing to thinking, have proved an almost ghostly presence, daring scientists to fully grasp their structure and behavior. Now, physicists ...



Scientists demonstrate laser with controlled polarization

Scientists demonstrate laser with controlled polarization

Physics / Optics & Photonics

created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 3.6 / 5 (13) | comments 3

Applied scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in collaboration with researchers from Hamamatsu Photonics in Hamamatsu City, Japan, have demonstrated, for the first time, ...


Researchers Explore Magnetic Properties of Iron-Based Superconductors

Researchers Explore Magnetic Properties of Iron-Based Superconductors

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have proposed theoretical models to explain the normal magnetic properties in iron-based superconductors. This research was published in the December ...


In Memoriam: Martin J. Klein, Historian of Modern Physics, Edited Einstein Papers

In Memoriam: Martin J. Klein, Historian of Modern Physics, Edited Einstein Papers

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 10, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (6) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Martin Jesse Klein, a historian of modern physics and former senior editor of "The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein," passed away on March 28. He was 84 years old.


The Physics of Pizza Tossing

The Physics of Pizza Tossing

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 09, 2009 | popularity 3.5 / 5 (11) | comments 7

(PhysOrg.com) -- As dough flies through the air, transforming from a ball into a disk in the chef’s experienced hands, pizza tossing can definitely be thought of as an art. But, as a recent study shows, pizza ...


Physicists discover important step for making light crystals (w/Videos)

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 09, 2009 | popularity 4.9 / 5 (13) | comments 3

Ohio State University researchers have developed a new strategy to overcome one of the major obstacles to a grand challenge in physics.


Entangled Light in Bose-Einstein Condensates

Entangled Light in Bose-Einstein Condensates

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (15) | comments 8

(PhysOrg.com) -- When physicists entangle light, they usually use nonlinear crystals as the source. However, it’s difficult to control the entanglement generation process in a bulk crystal, and so scientists ...


Quantum computers will require complex software to manage errors

Quantum computers will require complex software to manage errors

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity 3.4 / 5 (8) | comments 3

(PhysOrg.com) -- Highlighting another challenge to the development of quantum computers, theorists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown* that a type of software operation, proposed ...


Nano changes rise to macro importance in a key electronics material

Physics / Condensed Matter

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity 3 / 5 (1) | comments 0

By combining the results of a number of powerful techniques for studying material structure at the nanoscale, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, working with colleagues in other ...


Magnetic Vortex Switch Leads to Electric Pulse

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity 4.7 / 5 (7) | comments 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Arkansas have shown that changing the chirality, or direction of spin, of a nanoscale magnetic vortex creates an electric pulse, suggesting that such a pulse might be of use ...


X marks the spot: Ions coldly go through NIST trap junction

X marks the spot: Ions coldly go through NIST trap junction

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a new ion trap that enables ions to go through an intersection while keeping their cool. Ten million times ...


Cheap and efficient white light LEDs new design described in AIP's Journal of Applied Physics

Cheap, efficient white light LEDs new design

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 4.9 / 5 (25) | comments 5

Roughly 20 percent of the electricity consumed worldwide is used to light homes, businesses, and other private and public spaces. Though this consumption represents a large drain on resources, it also presents ...


From three to four: a quantum leap in few-body physics

From three to four: a quantum leap in few-body physics

Physics / General Physics

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (9) | comments 3

Scientists from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, led by Rudolf Grimm offer new insights into the extremely complex few-body problem. For the first time, the quantum physicists provide evidence of universal ...


Scientists Discover Pentagonal Ice

Scientists Discover Pentagonal Ice

Physics / Condensed Matter

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 4.2 / 5 (11) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a five-sided ice chain structure that could be used to modify future weather patterns.