Physicists create a magnetic wormhole in the lab
Spherical device might have very down-to-Earth applications (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Imaging the polarity of individual chemical bonds
New variation of atomic force microscopy can observe subtle charge imbalances (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 19, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

GRAND plans for new neutrino observatory
Vast radio array would observe universe via high-energy neutrinos (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 19, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists get a surprise when watching quasicrystals grow
Error-correction process maintains complicated structure (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists isolate neutrinos from Earth's mantle for first time
Italy's Borexino detector provides further insights into radioactive heating of the Earth (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 15, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Neutrino-mass measurements could benefit from holmium-trapping result
Resolution of nuclear-decay quandary is important step forward, say physicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 13, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicist nominated to lead US Department of Energy's Office of Science
Barack Obama has chosen Cherry Murray for top science role (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 13, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Eye shape reveals whether animal is predator or prey
Horizontal pupils keep grazers safe, vertical pupils help predators to ambush prey (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 12, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tiny particles dance around each other in near-zero gravity
$20,000 camera is dropped 3 m to understand how planets are formed (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 11, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New sunspot analysis shows rising global temperatures not linked to solar activity
Complete 400-year sunspot history recalibrated for the first time (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Could quantum 'clocks' tread two different paths to general relativity?
"Self-interacting" atomic clock put in a quantum superposition (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 7, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Buckyballs give copper a magnetic attraction
Non-magnetic metals become ferromagnetic when in contact with carbon molecules (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 6, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Giant Magellan Telescope Organization president resigns
Management upheaval hits governing body as Ed Moses steps down (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 5, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Plan for supersized entanglement is unveiled by physicist
Two 100 g mirrors could behave as quantum-mechanical objects (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 4, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Brown dwarf's powerful auroras shine bright
Radio and optical emissions suggest that the sub-stellar objects behave more like planets than stars (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Reservoir of ultracold atoms is filled continuously
Device could lead to better quantum accelerometers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 30, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Stretchable graphene transistors inspired by kirigami
Japanese art of paper cutting used to make micron-sized electronic and mechanical devices (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 30, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Electron spins cross over in femtoseconds
New measurements could lead to better spintronics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 29, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Pushy bacteria create their own superfluids
Collective motion of bacterial swimming could power tiny motors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 28, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Metal foams could make promising radiation shields
Environmentally friendly foams could be used in everything from space travel to nuclear reactors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 24, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Weyl fermions are spotted at long last
Solution to the Dirac equation detected 85 years after it was predicted (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 23, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Metasheet' blocks a narrow band of radiation, letting the rest pass
Material made of metal helices could be used for radar cloaking (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 23, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Spain and Chile will host next-generation gamma-ray observatory
Cherenkov Telescope Array will study the most energetic events in the universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists build universal optics chip
New photonic device could serve as basis for quantum computers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Leading UK scientific organizations urge governments to tackle climate change head on
New statement says that governments must act now to avert serious climate risks (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicist who brought symmetry breaking to particle physics dies at 94
Yoichiro Nambu shared the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 17, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Bountiful buckyballs resolve interstellar mystery
C60 molecules might abound in the universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

US astronomers call for a new space telescope with a giant 12 m mirror
Proposed Hubble successor would launch in the 2030s (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

LHCb claims discovery of two pentaquarks
Result is best evidence yet for bound states of five quarks (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 15, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Computer-chip features shrink to 7 nm
Silicon-germanium and extreme ultraviolet lithography keep Moore's law on track (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 14, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Crystal phase-transitions keep babies in third-world countries warm
Researchers develop non-electric incubating blankets for use in villages (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 11, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Pluto comes into focus as New Horizons nears the dwarf planet
Spacecraft will soon be just 12,500 km from Pluto (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

X-ray analysis sheds light on fading Modernist paintings
Whitening of yellow pigments linked to degradation of cadmium sulphide (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Reptile skin inspires super-slippery steel surfaces
Copying patterns found on snakes and lizards could reduce friction in tiny machines (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Graphene coating boosts battery performance
Carbon layers allows silicon nanoparticles to expand and contract without damage (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 7, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

US survey reveals high value of physicists to industry
"First systematic study" of PhD physicists in the private sector (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 4, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Spectrometer made from quantum dots is compact and low cost
Devices could someday be used in household appliances (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 3, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Bringing the human eye into focus
New imaging technique resolves the rods and cones at the back of the eye (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Astroparticle physics funding in the UK is 'critically low', says Institute of Physics
Report says British researchers should expand leadership roles in international projects (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum cryptography set for lift-off
Satellite transmits qubits to the Earth's surface (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 30, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Could lasers guide and control the path of lightning?
New method to steer electric discharges around an obstacle uses laser beams (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 27, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Frequency combs smooth out optical-fibre signals
Research could mean higher bandwidth for optical fibres, and so more data (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 26, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Kirigami patterns make composite materials more stretchy, while staying strong
Method could be used to make flexible electronics and optoelectronic devices (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 24, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Thin semiconductors go through the Mott transition
Research could help build photonic devices from novel 2D transition metals (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 24, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Upgraded LIGO will begin hunt for gravitational waves soon
First data from Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory expected in September (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 23, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Does time dilation destroy quantum superposition?
Interplay between gravity and quantum mechanics should be observable on Earth (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 19, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Graphene light bulb shines bright
Devices could be used to make transparent, flexible displays of the future (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Getting the best glimpse of first-generation stars in the universe
VLT sees the brightest distant galaxy and signs of 'population III' stars (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

US cosmic-ray observatory set for expansion
Telescope Array in the Utah desert plans to quadruple in size (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 17, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Philae comet lander wakes up from hibernation mode
Probe could restart science operations soon (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news