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Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission
New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 23, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Japan ’s SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions
Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 22, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel
New material is made by compressing treated wood (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 21, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Sam Jarman Source Type: news

Three photons bind together to make a ‘molecule’ of light
Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 21, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last
Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 20, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Pistachio trees 'talk' to their neighbours, reveals statistical physics
Ising model could account for nut production of pistachio orchards (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 20, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Philip Ball Source Type: news

US National Science Foundation clamps down on misconduct
Agency will now require every grantee organization to report cases of sexual harassment (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 15, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Peter Gwynne Source Type: news

Simulations reveal how sharp boundaries endure in soft tissue
Research could help explain how cells organize into complex living systems (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 14, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets could harbour significant amounts of water
All seven worlds circling a red dwarf could be habitable, say astronomers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 13, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Heaviest element could have fascinating atomic and nuclear spectra
Simulations suggest oganesson has extremely smooth electron and nucleon distributions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 12, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Topological light makes a quantum connection
Research could lead to more robust quantum-information systems (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 10, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news

Quasar outflows may create molecules, as well as destroying them
Feedback in active galaxies is more complex than previously thought (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 9, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Keith Cooper Source Type: news

Shark inspired aerofoil improves lift and reduces drag
3D-printed structures create beneficial vortexes (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 7, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Unexpected friction found in superfluid helium-3
Discovery could shed light on neutron-star glitches (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 7, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Energy-time entanglement detected in photons
Sub-picosecond measurements reveal quantum correlations (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 6, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

American Institute of Physics names new CEO
Physicist and science advisor Michael Moloney takes over in March (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 6, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Has the muon magnetic moment mystery been solved?
Gravitational effect could be the cause of theory-experiment discrepancy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 3, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Rogue magnetic fields put the brakes on laser-driven protons
Upper limit on energy could be tough to beat (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 2, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Sam Jarman Source Type: news

Satellite galaxies of Centaurus A defy dark-matter model
Latest observation concurs with previous studies of the Milky Way and Andromeda (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 2, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists create droplets inside bubbles
New encapsulation structure could have industrial and medical applications (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 1, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How to eavesdrop on underwater conversations
Thin acoustic metasurface helps sound to cross from water to air (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 1, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Soft robots walk like caterpillars and swim like jellyfish
Highly mobile devices are controlled by magnetic fields (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 31, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Sam Jarman Source Type: news

Does general relativity violate determinism inside charged black holes?
Unpredictable future could be revealed by gravitational waves (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 30, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Cloud quantum computing calculates nuclear binding energy
Quantum simulations done remotely on systems at Rigetti and IBM (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 29, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Small modular nuclear reactors are a crucial technology, says report
UK think tank says reactors offer flexible way to decarbonize economy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 27, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Sonic tractor beam grabs hold of large objects
“Virtual vortex” beats the wavelength limit (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 26, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Display creates 3D images that can be viewed from many angles
New technique has advantages over holography (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 25, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Space drones will give satellites a new lease of life
Effective Space plans to launch fleet of spacecraft in 2020 (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 24, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

X-ray pioneers bag European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize
Giacomo Ghiringhelli and Lucio Braicovich win for developing inelastic scattering technique (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 24, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Gravitational-wave observation helps pinpoint neutron-star mass limit
Neutron stars can be as heavy as 2.16 solar masses, say astrophysicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 23, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tiny spikes give bird of paradise its super-black feathers
Specialized structures absorb up to 99.95% of incident light (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 23, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum mechanics provides new insights into active fluids
Physicists discover connection between self-propelling particles and spin-orbit coupling (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 22, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Sam Jarman Source Type: news

Neutron anomaly might point to dark matter
"Dark decay" could leave traces in existing experiments (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 20, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Intel unveils 49-qubit superconducting chip
Quantum processor named after Alaska ’s Tangled Lakes (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 19, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quadrupole topological insulator created in mechanical metamaterial
Vibrations point the way to 'corner states' (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 18, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

X-ray ‘GPS’ unveiled by NASA
System could use pulsars to guide spacecraft (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 18, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Chemists gear-up for 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table
UNESCO will celebrate 150th anniversary of iconic chart of the elements (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 18, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Neutrons fly left or right depending on size of colliding nuclei
Outcome of collision determined by electromagnetic and strong forces (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 17, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Optical ‘astrocomb’ could boost searches for Earth-like planets
Microresonator cavity operates at frequencies needed to make extremely precise observations (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 16, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum gravity could be probed by entangled masses
Physicists revisit thought experiment proposed by Richard Feynman (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 16, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How forests could limit earthquake damage to buildings
Calculations show that rows of trees can block Love waves (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 13, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

‘Quantum radio’ could improve communications in difficult environments
Atom magnetometers could boost GPS performance (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 12, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Bacteria engineered to have ultrasound signature
Gas vesicles make microbes stand-out in images (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 12, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

European astroparticle physicists release 10-year vision
Astroparticle Physics European Consortium calls for increased spending on future facilities (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 11, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Water supercooled to record-breaking low temperature
New optical technique improves accuracy of temperature measurements (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 11, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New Los Alamos boss insists US national security remains top focus for the lab
Geophysicist Terry Wallace takes over at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 10, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Wandering stars could reveal gravitational waves from supermassive black holes
Ultralow-frequency signals could be lurking in Gaia observations (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 9, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum Hall effect in 4D is created in the lab
Optical and atomic experiments synthesize extra dimensions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 9, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Boost needed for space-based Earth observation, say US academics
US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine plot course for next decade (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 9, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Supercooled water could exist in two liquid phases
X-ray scattering experiment suggests coexistence of high and low-density states (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 6, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news