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New insights into the energy levels in quantum dots

Researchers have experimentally proven the theoretically predicted Auger effect in quantum dots. The findings help to understand the structures that form the basis of...

Researchers shed new light on solar flares

Solar flares are explosions on the surface of the Sun that release an enormous amount of energy, equivalent to a trillion 'Little Boy' atomic...

Physicists propose a new table-top experiment for detecting dark matter

Since the 1980s, researchers have been running experiments in search of particles that make up dark matter, an invisible substance that permeates our galaxy...

A key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting...

Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism...

‘Whispering gallery’ effect controls electron beams with light

When you speak softly in one of the galleries of St Paul’s cathedral, the sound runs so easily around the dome that visitors anywhere...

Scientists iron out the physics of wrinkling

When we think of wrinkles, we usually envision the lines etched into our skin, for some an unwelcome reality and for others a proud...

Intense Flash From Milky Way’s Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside...

About 3.5 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy unleashed an enormous burst of energy. Our...

Seeing the Universe Through New Lenses

Like crystal balls for the universe’s deeper mysteries, galaxies and other massive space objects can serve as lenses to more distant objects and phenomena...

NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations

Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The...

New data explains how Pluto’s haze is formed from the faint...

When the New Horizons spacecraft passed by Pluto in 2015, one of the many fascinating features its images revealed was that this small, frigid...

Researchers have unraveled how such a plasma emits EUV light at...

Extreme ultraviolet light (EUV light) does not naturally occur on earth, but it can be produced. In the latest nanolithography machines, that is realized...

New study shines light on mysterious giant viruses

In recent years, giant viruses have been unearthed in several of the world’s most mysterious locations, from the thawing permafrost of Siberia to locations...

Researchers have taken a new step in designing omnidirectional invisible materials

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), belonging to the Nanophotonics Technology Center, have taken a new step in designing omnidirectional invisible materials....

Researchers has now succeeded in develop an “artificial chloroplast”

For hundreds of millions of years plants have had the ability to harness carbon dioxide from the air using solar energy. The Max Planck...

Light propulsion of graphene-on-grid sails in microgravity

Overseas exploration and trade during the Age of Discovery (15th-17th centuries) were possible by sail technology, and deep-space exploration will require the same for...

The world’s first metasurface laser that produces super-chiral light

Researchers have demonstrated the world’s first metasurface laser that produces “super-chiral light”: light with ultra-high angular momentum. The light from this laser can be...

New technology optimize 3D metal printing with regard to construction time

Selective LED based Melting (SLEDM) - the targeted melting of metal powder using high-performance LED light sources - is the name of the new...

Researchers found a further mystery: Crystal jellies glow green, not blue

What makes a jellyfish glow? For scientists, asking that simple question led to a powerful new tool that’s completely transformed medicine — and won...

The ultraviolet light emitted by the star formation in very massive...

The sparsely distributed hot gas found today between galaxies, the intergalactic medium (IGM), is ionized. The early universe started off hot, but then it...

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...

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...

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...

Carbon dioxide sensor can lower energy use, reduce utility costs

Walk in a room, the light goes on. Most people are familiar with the motion sensors that detect activity and then turn on the...

LIGO and Virgo detectors catch first gravitational wave from binary black...

The expectations of the gravitational-wave research community have been fulfilled: gravitational-wave discoveries are now part of their daily work as they have identified in...

Unprecedented 3D images of live cells plus details of molecules inside

The insides of living cells can be seen in their natural state in greater detail than ever before using a new technique developed by...

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...

A ‘bucket full of photons’ may yield clues about the Sun’s...

The first images from the National Science Foundation’s 4-meter Inouye Solar Telescope, released in late January, revealed the Sun in jaw-dropping detail. The telescope’s...

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...

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...

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