X-ray pulsars plot the way for deep-space GPS
New method could be autonomous, increasing the capabilities of future interstellar missions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physics meeting relocated due to discriminatory law
Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics conference will not take place in Charlotte, North Carolina (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 11, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Construction starts on huge Chinese cosmic-ray observatory
Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory will attempt to understand the origin of cosmic rays (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 10, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

US auditors question NASA Mars plans
Government Accountability Office raises concerns over ambitious timescale (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 8, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Lasers reconfigure the properties of novel metasurface
Switchable material can block or transmit particular wavelengths of light (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 6, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Job cuts loom at UK's National Physical Laboratory
Up to 15% of staff jobs threatened as lab shifts research priorities (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 5, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ion-trap quantum computer is programmable and reconfigurable
Five ions used to run a variety of algorithms including a quantum Fourier transform (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 4, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

First ever supercurrent observed at room temperature
Certain peers are sceptical of the results and say the claims are premature (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 3, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Single photon simultaneously excites two atoms
Process could be used as a qubit in future quantum-information processes (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tiny laser makes 'twisted light'
New device could allow orbital angular momentum to be used in telecommunication devices (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 30, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Great Red Spot powers up the heat on Jupiter
Jovian atmosphere above storm is hundreds of degrees hotter than elsewhere on the planet (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Radioactive decay of manganese-54 is not affected by the seasons, says physicist
New study suggests electron-capture process is not influenced by Earth's proximity to the Sun (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Palestinian Advanced Physics School is a first
Master's students gather for lectures on advanced topics in particle and synchrotron physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 27, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Delensing of cosmic microwave background could reveal ancient gravitational waves
New technique uses infrared observations to clean up microwave images (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 25, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

World's most sensitive dark-matter search comes up empty handed
"Nightmare scenario" looms as LUX sees no WIMPs (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 22, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Snell's law for spin waves measured at long last
Law deviates from that governing light and could lead to "magnonic" devices of the future (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 22, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

3D display exploits twisted light
Images are encoded in orbital angular momentum of photons (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 21, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Radiation friction' could make huge magnetic fields with lasers
Proposal for measuring poorly understood effect could boost laboratory astrophysics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 19, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nearby supernovae could have affected life on Earth
Events over the past nine million years may have altered evolution (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 19, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Dark-energy study maps 1.2 million galaxies in the early universe
Findings are consistent with the "Lambda-CDM" model of the universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Dark-energy study maps 1.2  million galaxies in the early universe
Findings are consistent with the "Lambda-CDM" model of the universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Blue is the colour of the universe's first supernovae
Research could help detect most distant and oldest supernovae in the universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Neural networks provide deep insights into the mysteries of water
Simulations reveal the importance of van der Waals interactions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 13, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Electrical waves travel through bioengineered tissue
Genetically modified cells could provide insights into heart disease and lead to biological computers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Relativistic electrons trapped within graphene quantum dots
New way to confine and control Dirac fermions could help make better nanoscale devices (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Thirty Meter Telescope may not be built in Hawaii, say astronomers
Officials will decide early next year whether to build the protest-hit telescope at new site (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 9, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Giant planet orbits three stars and enjoys multiple sunsets
Young gas giant is the smallest planet to be imaged directly (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 8, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Molecules break up under quantum control
New technique could provide entangled atoms for matter-wave experiments (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 7, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

NASA's Juno craft arrives at Jupiter
$1.1bn mission will study the origin and inner structure of the largest planet in our solar system (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 6, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New electron-microscopy technique measures magnetism at the atomic scale
Aberration of electron beam allows microscope to pick out magnetic moments (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 5, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tiny 3D-printed lens can pass through a syringe needle
High-quality compound lenses could be used on insect-sized drone aircraft (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 2, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum computer simulates fundamental particle interactions for the first time
Trapped ions model the creation and annihilation of electron–positron pairs (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

NIST-4 watt balance weighs in on Planck's constant
Most precise measurement of h is one step closer to redefining the kilogram (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 30, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Relativistic codes reveal a clumpy universe
Computer codes simulate the universe using Einstein's full theory for the first time (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 29, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

KM3NeT neutrino sea-scope takes shape
Collaboration unveils detailed plans for world's largest neutrino array (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

UK physics faces huge uncertainty after EU referendum result
Researchers voice concern over UK decision to leave the European Union (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 25, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How LIGO's merging black holes formed from two massive stars
Simulations give a backstory to the first ever detection of a gravitational wave (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 24, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Experiment is first to see kicking photons heat up nanoparticles
Breakthrough could lead to measurements of quantum-state evolution due to gravity (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 22, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

ITER fusion-reactor schedule slips by five years
US will retain membership in multi-billion euro collaboration (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 22, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Atomic clocks in space could detect gravitational waves
System could complement LISA and LIGO, say physicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 20, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Twisted light beams sent 143 km across the sea
Orbital angular-momentum states transmitted between Canary Islands (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 17, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

NASA hits back at millionaire in asteroid spat
Nathan Myhrvold at loggerheads with astrophysicists over asteroid analysis (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 16, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

LIGO detects second black-hole merger
"Boxing Day event" confirms the dawn of gravitational-wave astronomy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Chiral molecules spotted in interstellar cloud
Possible precursors of life detected outside of the solar system for the first time (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Lasers transform infrared into broadband white light
Emitted light is exceedingly directional and could be useful for high-resolution microscopes (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 13, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Google gains new ground on universal quantum computer
Combination of digital and analogue computing methods may be the route towards a quantum computer (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 10, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum simulator entangles hundreds of ions
Breakthrough could lead to better atomic clocks (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 10, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Soft hairs help resolve the black-hole information paradox
Stephen Hawking and colleagues claim partial solution to 40-year-old puzzle (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 9, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Bumble-bees use their fuzz to detect electric fields
Electrosensory capability helps insects to find flowers, say researchers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 7, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

UK physics faces EU choice
Simon Perks looks at how physics could be affected by the UK's referendum this month on its membership of the European Union (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 6, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news