Leading universities form funding 'clique'
Study finds that institutions occupy "brokerage positions" (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 31, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Sonic tractor beam can manipulate objects in mid-air
Miniature loudspeakers create acoustic holograms, which levitate particles (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 29, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Swarming fire ants show solid and liquid properties
New research delves into the mechanics of aggregated fire ants (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 29, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultracold atoms put a new spin on neutron dipole measurements
Neutron charge imbalance could explain lack of antimatter (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 28, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Light-based quantum computers will come at a great cost
Linear optical systems will need 100,000 times as many components as matter-based technologies (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 27, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Chirality affects current flow in graphene transistors
Novel findings could lead to new field of "chiraltronics" (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 24, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Chinese president to visit UK's graphene hub
National Graphene Institute set for presidential visit tomorrow (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Spectroscopy technique offers a new way to define temperature
Lasers could be used to measure Boltzmann's constant (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Lasers burn holes in quantum security systems
Hackers can create "loopholes on demand", say physicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists crack mystery of the spectacular stones of the Giant's Causeway
Basalt columns are formed when cracking becomes a collective process (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 20, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

European superscope reveals its three 'first-light' instruments
Agreements signed for E-ELT's phase 1 instruments with the UK, France, Germany and other European states (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 17, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

NASA finds Pluto steeped in flowing glaciers and kilometre-high mountains
Dwarf planet is colourful and rich in active geology (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Genetic engineering boosts energy transport in artificial photosynthesis
Viral scaffolding allows excitons to travel faster and further (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 14, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Berkeley astronomers question future of Geoffrey Marcy after harassment charge
Exoplanet hunter apologizes for "unwelcomed" behaviour with women (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 14, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tiny terahertz accelerator could rival huge free-electron lasers
Thumbnail-sized modules could improve materials research if output can be boosted (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 13, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Silicon quantum logic gate is a first
Device uses electron spin and is made by conventional semiconductor manufacturing processes (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultrathin transistor can be turned on with a tiny voltage
New tunnelling device gets around fundamental limit on performance (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Dark matter may power supernovae
Claim could be put to the test by new detectors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 7, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Art McDonald and Takaaki Kajita win 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics
Pair win for their discovery of neutrino oscillations (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 7, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Superconductor induces magnetism in non-magnetic gold
Surprising effect could be a boon to superconducting spintronics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 6, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Pulsars speed up by tapping into superfluid core
New study explains glitches in cosmic timekeepers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 3, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ferroelectricity discovered on the nanoscale
Surprise result could lead to new electronic materials (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New laser could spot signs of cancer in exhaled breath
High-power infrared device captures molecular fingerprints (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - October 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

India launches ASTROSAT mission
Country's first dedicated astronomy satellite will survey the skies in a range of wavelengths (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 30, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New magnetic memory devices are difficult to corrupt
Permeability holds the key to stability in magnetic fields (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 29, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Where is the cosmic rumble from merging black holes?
Silent supermassive binaries thwart attempt to detect gravitational waves (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 25, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultrafast detector spies on multiple electrons in quantum dots
New device could lead to more efficient solar cells (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 24, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How to put neutrons into a twist
Particle beam with orbital angular momentum could test the foundations of quantum mechanics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 23, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Earthquakes could be triggered by sound waves that 'fluidize' faults
New experiments could also explain why some aftershocks occur (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Could 'Schrödinger's bacterium' be placed in a quantum superposition?
Physicists explain how to bring a famous thought experiment to life (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Ring of exceptional points' appears on a Dirac cone
Exotic optical phenomenon could lead to better lasers and chemical sensors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 19, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Chinese-American physicist cleared of spying allegations
Charges against Xiaoxing Xi dropped after experts say secret design was not passed to Chinese researchers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists defend against Trojan-horse quantum hackers
Simple devices can protect quantum cryptography from eavesdroppers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Are Faraday cages less effective than previously thought?
Calculations suggest that electric field does not drop off exponentially (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Solar wind casts a reddish hue over rocky objects
Ion-accelerator experiment could explain why many asteroids are dark red (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 12, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Kirigami solar cells follow the Sun
Simple new design cheaply increases solar-cell efficiency (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New laser sweeps out its own frequency
Technology could reduce the cost of LIDAR and retinal imaging systems (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Levitating diamonds could improve motion sensors
Hybrid quantum system combines light, motion and spin (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Do general anaesthetics trigger a phase transition in the brain?
Model suggests tiny change in communication could have large effect on neuron interaction (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Protein pulling reveals a new way that molecules resist external forces
Atomic-force-microscopy study could help in the development of protein-inspired machines (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 5, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Galactic shape-shifting signals a decrease in star formation across cosmic history
Study suggests that most stars are born in spiral galaxies but end up in elliptical ones (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 3, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists claim 'loophole-free' Bell-violation experiment
Photons and diamonds used to simultaneously close detection and locality loopholes for the first time (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 3, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Antimatter 'surfs' to higher energies on a plasma wave
New positron acceleration technique could boost energies in next-generation colliders (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 2, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nanotubes energize laser-accelerated ions
A layer of carbon nanotubes can triple the energy of laser-accelerated carbon ions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 31, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Decorated' graphene is a superconductor
Depositing lithium on 2D material generates Cooper pairs (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 28, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

World's thinnest diffraction gratings made from graphene
Ultrathin nano-gratings produce high-contrast interference patterns of massive molecules (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 27, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Could radon and one of its radioactive isotopes reliably predict an earthquake?
Radon–thoron isotope concentrations may peak before an earthquake (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 26, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Single photons see the light
Photon–photon interactions pave the way to all-optical quantum computers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 25, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Joint quantum-computing venture is a first for China
Online retail giant Alibaba and the Chinese Academy of Sciences open lab in Shanghai (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 24, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Hydrogen sulfide is warmest ever superconductor at 203 K
"Holy grail" discovery is first major step for conventional room-temperature superconductivity (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news