New gravimeter-on-a-chip is tiny yet extremely sensitive
Device can be made for one thousandth the cost of existing technologies (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 31, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New radio antenna avoids unwanted signals
Simple, low-cost device could also be used in energy harvesting (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 30, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists upend conventional wisdom of how paint dries
Analysis identifies how particles separate according to size (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nuclear contraband could be spotted using laser pulses
New technique can detect radioactive material at distances of a few hundred metres (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 25, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Alice and Bob have their quantum fingerprints checked
Files can be matched up more efficiently using quantum mechanics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 24, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Medical imaging could benefit from new X-ray detector
Boost in sensitivity could reduce radiation exposure during CT scans (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 23, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

CERN fails to confirm Fermilab tetraquark discovery
X(5568) does not appear in proton–proton collisions at LHCb (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 22, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Origami-inspired metamaterial changes shape and stiffness on command
Structure could have a range of applications, from architecture to medicine (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 19, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Quantum manifesto' for Europe calls for €1bn in funding
Programme could unlock the potential of quantum technologies, say physicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 18, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Rare-isotope decay links tiny grains to stellar explosions
Discovery helps to explain how elements are made in novae (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 16, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Bacteria act as tiny lenses to move towards light
Micro-organisms focus light much like the human eye (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 16, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Mission to Mars launches in search of signs of life
The Trace Gas Orbiter will study the red planet's atmosphere and test landing technologies (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Majorana 'zero modes' spotted in superconducting nanowires
Topological protection could lead to better quantum computers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Einstein meets the dark sector in a new numerical code that simulates the universe
Computer program applies general relativity on a huge scale (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 10, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Fermionic microscope watches individual atoms in transition
Ultracold lithium atoms imaged with single-site and single-particle resolution (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 10, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Simple interactions cause micro-organisms to follow the crowd
Model explains how groups of cells move towards chemicals even when single cells do not (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 8, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New forensic shoeprint system relies on total internal reflection
Imaging technology does away with ink and paper (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 7, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Shor's algorithm is implemented using five trapped ions
Quantum-computing scheme could be scaled-up to perform practical calculations (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 5, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tapping into graphene-oxide's antibacterial properties to fight infections
Material can cut bacterial membranes acting as a "nano-knife" (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 4, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

P-wave interactions accidentally spotted in ultracold atoms
Serendipitous measurement opens the door to new physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 2, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Where to look for signals from alien astronomers with a good view of Earth
Zoning in on a narrow band of sky where Earth's transits across the Sun can be detected (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 2, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Fermilab bags a tetraquark
Particle made of four different quark flavours is a first (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Surreal behaviour spotted in photon experiment
Physicists bring Bohmian trajectories to life and resolve 25-year-old debate (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Fixing the Sun's magnetic sway on cosmic rays
New formula accounts for seasonal changes in solar-wind's effects on cosmic rays (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 26, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Computer program dreams up new quantum experiments
Algorithm uses chance to devise scenarios that are beyond human imagination (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 24, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

World's deepest lab targets neutrinos
Experiment at China Jinping Underground Laboratory would measure solar and geoneutrinos (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 23, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ring laser reveals subtle seismic motion
Underground gyroscope tracks rotational movement in the Earth's crust (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 23, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How LIGO will change our view of the universe
Gravitational waves could look back to a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 20, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultrathin lens is free of chromatic aberrations
Anomalous and conventional dispersion cancel each other out (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 19, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Indian gravitational-wave observatory wins governmental approval
LIGO-India will join global network of observatories, including those in the US, Germany, Italy and Japan (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 18, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Chinese lab confirms antineutrino anomalies
Daya Bay energy spectrum is the best ever (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 18, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Japanese X-ray observatory launches
ASTRO-H will study galaxy clusters, active galactic nuclei and supernova remnants (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 17, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ground-penetrating radar boosts asparagus production
Technology could yield longer spears while protecting future crops (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 17, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New insights emerge from LIGO’s gravitational-wave data
Second candidate gravitational-wave signal already being probed (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Theorists disentangle particle identity
New view on entanglement could boost quantum technology (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 14, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

LIGO detects first ever gravitational waves – from two merging black holes
Momentous discovery marks start of a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Trees break at fixed wind speed, irrespective of size or species
Critical speed is derivable from a few simple scaling laws (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 10, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists plan to seek Higgs force in atomic spectra
Isotope shift could provide a table-top test of how the Higgs boson couples to matter (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 9, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum-limited heat conduction smashes long-distance record
Ultra-efficient heat transfer could keep quantum computers cool (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 9, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physics of brain folding recreated in the lab
Study verifies mechanical explanation for how the human brain folds (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 6, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Diamond defects and quantum logic give NMR a boost
New technique can home in on single molecules (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 4, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Polarized light throws birds' magnetic compass off course
Birds are completely disorientated when light is polarized perpendicularly to the direction of the magnetic field (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 4, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Sweatband measures tiny electrical signals in perspiration
Wearable sensors monitor physiology and health in almost real time (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 3, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

CERN gives thumbs up to new sterile-neutrino detector
Proposed experiment to undergo further design report (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Single-photon source is efficient and indistinguishable
New device could find use in "boson-sampling" quantum computers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 31, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Babylonian astronomers used abstract geometry to track Jupiter
Geometry may have been applied to astronomy far earlier than most historians think (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 29, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

ALPHA confirms antihydrogen is neutral as charged
Latest result is 20 times more precise than previous measurements (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

X-ray laser images nanoclusters on femtosecond timescale
Technique offers high spatial and temporal resolution (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New type of atmospheric waves seen high above Antarctica
"Endless and uninterrupted" oscillations could affect climate and communications (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 27, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Mini metal blanket foils lithium-battery freeze
Cheap solution helps with power loss at sub-zero temperatures, allowing for "all-climate battery" (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 26, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news