Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Textbook formulas for describing heat flow characteristics

Whether it’s water flowing across a condenser plate in an industrial plant, or air whooshing through heating and cooling ducts, the flow of fluid...

This new opportunite makes try to pin down the boundary between...

The quantum world blatantly defies intuitions that we’ve developed while living among relatively large things, like cars, pennies and dust motes. In the quantum...

Optoelectronic devices make optical fiber communications more energy efficient

Researchers say a new discovery on a U.S. Army project for optoelectronic devices could help make optical fiber communications more energy efficient. The University of...

Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful...

Tar, the everyday material that seals seams in our roofs and driveways, has an unexpected and unappreciated complexity, according to an MIT research team:...

The study expands the use of quantum impurity theory

A Monash-led study develops a new approach to directly observe correlated, many-body states in an exciton-polariton system that go beyond classical theories. The study expands...

Researchers constructed the symmetries of quantum electrodynamics

The fundamental laws of physics are based on symmetries that, among other things, determine the interactions between charged particles. Using ultracold atoms, researchers at...

A bunch of electrons zooms through the middle of a ring-shaped...

A team of scientists has come up with a way to improve electron bunches and produce brighter X-ray beams: Put a ring on them....

Non-invasive imaging technique could reduce need for repeat cancer surgeries

A team of University of Alberta engineers is refining a new imaging technique that could reduce the number of repeat surgeries patients undergo to...

The dynamics of plasmonic skyrmions made from light on ultra-smooth gold...

The destructive force of a tornado occurs due to the extremely high rotational speeds in its center, which is called “vortex”. Surprisingly, similar effects...

Controlling ion transport for energy, environment

Understanding and controlling ion transport in porous materials and at hydrophobic interfaces is critical to a wide variety of energy and environmental technologies, ranging...

Researchers discover ferroelectricity at the atomic scale

As electronic devices become progressively smaller, the technology that powers them needs to get smaller and thinner. One of the key challenges scientists face in...

How Lasers Can Help with Nuclear Nonproliferation Monitoring

Mountains. Shipping containers. The surface of Mars. There are times when it’s complicated or impossible to bring a sample into a laboratory to test...

Quantum research unifies two ideas offering an alternative route to topological...

A pencil shaped semiconductor, measuring only a few hundred nanometers in diameter, is what researches from the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute,...

Diamonds shine in energy storage solution

QUT researchers have proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from diamond nanothreads that could one day be used for mechanical energy...

Quantum Computers are Hotter Than Ever — Literally

Two separate groups of researchers, one from University of New South Wales in Australia and one from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands,...

Catalyst enables reactions with the help of green light

For the first time, chemists at the University of Bonn and Lehigh University in Bethlehem (USA) have developed a titanium catalyst that makes light...

Cosmic Understanding from Miniscule Particles

At the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, in a side room off the ATLAS nuclear particle accelerator, Jason Clark sits on an upper...

Quantum Entanglement Offers Unprecedented Precision for GPS and More

Your phone's GPS, the Wi-Fi in your house and communications on aircraft are all powered by radio-frequency, or RF, waves, which carry information from...

OCT Shines with a New Type of Contrast

A diagnostic workhorse, optical coherence tomography (OCT), provides high-resolution 3D imaging of subsurface tissue structures. Most likely, for your last eye exam, the ophthalmologist...

Optical Communications and Sensing Extended with a Twist

By passing information at rates of a 200Gbit/s via a drone, US researchers have pushed the limits of "twisted light" communications. Alan Willner's University...

New discovery settles a long-standing debate about photovoltaic materials

Scientists have theorized that organometallic halide perovskites— a class of light harvesting “wonder” materials for applications in solar cells and quantum electronics— are so...

Under Pressure: New Bioinspired Material Can ‘Shapeshift’ to External Forces

Inspired by how human bone and colorful coral reefs adjust mineral deposits in response to their surrounding environments, Johns Hopkins researchers have created a...

Researchers uncover the art of printing extremely hard steels flawlessly

For millennia, metallurgists have been meticulously tweaking the ingredients of steel to enhance its properties. As a result, several variants of steel exist today;...

Olive oil sheds new light on universality in phase transitions

A simple drop of olive oil in a system of photons bouncing between two mirrors, has revealed universal aspects of phase transitions in physics....

Advance could enable remote control of soft robots

Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities...

Pushing the Limits of 2D Supramolecules

Scientists at the University of South Florida have reached a new milestone in the development of two-dimensional supramolecules – the building blocks that make...

Applying mathematics to accelerate predictions for capturing fusion energy

A key issue for scientists seeking to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth is forecasting the performance of the...

KIST develops nanometer-thick electromagentic shielding film using MXene

A Korean research team has developed a technology to fabricate an ultrathin material for electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding. The research team, led by Koo...

Physics: Frankfurt researchers solve puzzle of Compton scattering

Light can be used to knock electrons out of atoms, with light particles and electrons bouncing off each other like two billiard balls –...

Novel 3D imaging technology to make fluorescence microscopy more efficient

Scientists have been using fluorescence microscopy to study the inner workings of biological cells and organisms for decades. However, many of these platforms are...

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