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Atomic cloud is squashed and strained by light
Collective force could be used to fine-tune interatomic interactions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 24, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Concerns raised over NIST security breaches
US Government Accountability Office calls for increased measures (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 20, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Peter Gwynne Source Type: news

Atoms and Josephson junctions simulate 1D quantum liquid
Quantum simulators confirm Tomonaga–Luttinger theory (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 20, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

What happened to the GW170817 neutron stars after the merger?
Short-lived hypermassive neutron star could have been formed (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 18, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Spectacular collision of two neutron stars observed for first time
LIGO–Virgo collaboration and dozens of telescopes see gravitational waves and gamma rays from stupendous event, triggering new era in "multi-messenger astronomy" (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 16, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Ultracold molecules with electric and magnetic moments stick around
Long-lived molecules could shed light on the hyperfine interaction (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 14, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news

Mpemba effect could occur in granular fluids
Odd phenomenon that hot water freezes faster than cold appears to be mirrored in granular media (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 12, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Jennifer Ouelette Source Type: news

Experiments shed new light on how life-giving carbon is forged in stars
Physicists monitor decay of carbon-12's Hoyle state (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 12, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Do topological waves occur in the oceans?
Kelvin and Yanai waves share similarities with topological insulators (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 10, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Philip Ball Source Type: news

US nuclear-physics facility completes $338m upgrade
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility now runs at 12 GeV (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 10, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Light polarization modulated rapidly by gold nanorods
Effect could be used to make better pharmaceuticals (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 7, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news

X-ray laser takes 3D images of lopsided viruses
Ultra-bright pulses goes beyond conventional crystallography (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 6, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Physicists bag chemistry Nobel for cryo-electron microscopy
Technique revolutionized how biological molecules are imaged (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 5, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne win 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics
Trio win for their work on gravitational waves (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 3, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tushna Commissariat; Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Black-hole growth accelerated by supersonic gas
Did early supermassive objects get a boost from the early universe? (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 3, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Keith Cooper Source Type: news

Go-ahead for protest-hit telescope in Hawaii
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 2, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Beijing and Vienna have a quantum conversation
Academy presidents chat securely over QKD-protected satellite link (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 29, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Mechanical fluctuations track how bacteria respond to antibiotics
Piezoelectric sensor could help doctors prescribe the most effective drugs (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 29, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Allen Source Type: news

Virgo bags its first gravitational waves
Third detector helps pinpoint astronomical sources as fourth black-hole merger is detected (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 28, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston is editor of physicsworld.com Source Type: news

Australia to create space agency
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 27, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Physicists create and measure quantized mechanical oscillations
Techniques could lead to better quantum-information networks (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 26, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news

Collider serves up drop of primordial soup
Quark–gluon plasma produced at record low energies (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 23, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays have extra-galactic origins
Pierre Auger Observatory homes in on mystery sources (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 22, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

UK pledges $65m towards US neutrino facility
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 21, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

UK pledges £65m towards US neutrino facility
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 21, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Binary supermassive black hole system spotted in Seyfert galaxy
Observation backs up model of Z-shaped radio sources (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 21, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Budget crunch hits Brazilian physics
Scientists protest devastating spending cuts (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 20, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Henrique Kugler Source Type: news

How to make half-metals that contain no metals
Calculations predict new type of material for spintronics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 19, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Heroic Cassini makes the ultimate sacrifice
Grand Finale tour ends with deliberate plummet into Saturn's atmosphere (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 16, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: James Dacey Source Type: news

Does self-interacting dark matter explain galactic diversity?
Simulation predicts rotation curves of 30 galaxies (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 15, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Mechanism could stop deadly spiral waves in the heart
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 14, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Shape-shifting soft projectiles travel faster
Surprising result exploits objects ’ deformation (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 13, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Laser-spectroscopy pioneer Nicolaas Bloembergen dies at 97
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 13, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Electrons heat up in first observation of spin Nernst effect
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 12, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Single photons pinpoint objects inside living tissue
Laser-based technique could improve endoscopy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 12, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Ions and atoms react in magneto-optical trap
Study reveals quantum nature of chemical reaction (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 9, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Starting bell sounds for CHIME
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 8, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Levitating droplets go with the flow
Evaporation causes floating droplets to form 2D patterns (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 7, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

UK spells out post-Brexit science position
"Far-reaching" agreement sought, but long-term plans remain unclear (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 7, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Keeping buildings cool by sending heat into outer space
Photonic devices could cut air-conditioning bills (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 6, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Medium-sized black hole seen lurking in the Milky Way
Object 100,000 times more massive than the Sun could have arrived in a dwarf galaxy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 5, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

How to protect people and property from volcanic ballistics
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 5, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Ian Randall Source Type: news

Optical quantum memory shrinks to the nanoscale
Tiny device enhances interaction between matter and light (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 5, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news

First neutrons for Chinese spallation source
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 4, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

European X-ray facility officially opens
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 2, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Unusual electron behaviour seen in antiferromagnetic crystal
Broken symmetry could help identify new superconductors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 1, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Spin Hall effect is measured directly using light
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 31, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Artificial neural networks make short work of gravitational lenses
New technique could help map matter in the universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 31, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Distant galaxy sheds light on the magnetic universe
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 30, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Carbon-nanotube yarn converts motion into electricity
"Twistrons" might power remote sensors and tap small amounts of wave energy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 30, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news