New study could help predict floods caused by atmospheric rivers
"Amazon rivers in the sky" could be driven by coherent structures in the wind (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 13, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists blow magnetic bubbles
Skyrmions on demand could enable ultra-dense memory (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 12, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How to make a better quantum thermometer
Physicists develop theoretical framework for measuring heat in tiny objects (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Table-top spectroscopy technique tracks phonons
Ultrafast optical measurements could lead to cooler computer chips (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Liquid droplets create logic circuits
Magnetic fluids could drive large-scale parallel chemical analysis (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultracold ions put friction to the test
Experiment shows how "stick–slip" processes can be finely tuned (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 6, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Single-molecule diode has record-breaking current
Highest rectification ratio ever measured for such a device (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 5, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Lasers reveal previously unseen fossil details
New palaeontological imaging method is cheap and non-destructive (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 3, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tiny probe reveals electrical conductance of individual atoms
Measurements could boost our understanding of superconductivity (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 2, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Improving PET monitoring of proton therapy
New model could provide a patient-specific way to improve proton therapy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Infrared detector to free up Internet of tomorrow
Silicon-based device would boost optical bandwidth (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 31, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Go-ahead for protest-hit Thirty Meter Telescope, but with fewer future sites on Mauna Kea
A quarter of existing facilities to be decommissioned before new telescope is operational (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 29, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Do atoms going through a double slit ‘know’ if they are being observed?
Wheeler's "delayed choice" gedanken done with single helium atom (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 28, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nascent 'Kuiper belt' seen encircling nearby star
Discovery could help us understand how the early solar system evolved (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 27, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New maze-like beamsplitter is world's smallest
Device could be used for "light-speed" photonic computing (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 26, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nanomachine pumps molecules 'uphill'
New molecular machine is inspired by those found in nature (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 23, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Extraordinary magnetic shield could reveal neutron's electric dipole moment
System reduces ambient field by a factor of more than one million (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Spin currents endure at room temperature in germanium
Magnetic measurement could boost the fortunes of spintronics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Fermionic microscope sees first light
How to clearly image 1000 individual ultracold atoms in a cloud (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 20, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

E-mail triggers row over Hawaii telescope
American Astronomical Society president calls for "respectful discourse" (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Polariton refrigerator could chill tiny semiconductor devices
Physicists show that quasiparticles are very good at removing heat (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Electron pairing without superconductivity seen at long last
Tiny transistor reveals electrons marching two by two (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 14, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Atomic gas puts the brakes on light in optical fibres
New realization of "slow light" could make quantum memories easier to manufacture (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 14, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Swirling light beams carve intricate patterns
Logarithmic spirals could further our understanding of light (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 13, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

IceCube neutrinos do come in three flavours after all
New analyses suggest that there is no new physics in high-energy neutrino data (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 12, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Clap your eyes on the first 'images' of thunder
Acoustically imaged profile of triggered lightning captured using microphone array (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Silicon 'nanoneedles' deliver nanodots and nucleic acids
Biocompatible structures could help reconstruct damaged tissue and nerves (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Highly charged ions could measure changes in fine-structure constant
Measurements on Earth could help us understand light from distant quasars (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 6, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New state of matter found in crystal made from buckyballs
Molecular lattice also harbours unconventional superconductor (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 6, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

UK beats Italy to host SKA headquarters
Giant radio telescope's HQ will be at Jodrell Bank, despite a "compelling" bid from its rival (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 4, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Fiery end for MESSENGER mission
Craft crashes into Mercury after running out of fuel (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Portable 'battlefield MRI' comes out of the lab
Ultralow-field device could aid soldiers and developing-world field hospitals (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 30, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Cosmic rays illuminate the electric fields that cause lightning
"Throwaway data" from radio telescopes help physicists peer into clouds (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 29, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Trail runs cold on alien hotspots, for now
Search of 100,000 galaxies fails to find waste heat of advanced civilizations (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 28, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Cyclotron radiation from a single electron is measured for the first time
Technique could help measure neutrino mass (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 28, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Secret of record-breaking superconductor explained
Conventional electron–phonon superconductivity endures to a temperature of 190 K in hydrogen sulphide (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 25, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Tunable plasmon laser could sniff out cancer
Liquid gain material could turn tiny lasers into chemical and biological sensors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 23, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Carbon nanotubes bring aircraft manufacturing out of the oven
Technique efficiently cures large industrial parts made of polymeric materials (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 23, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

First visible light detected directly from an exoplanet
New method can pick up extremely faint reflected light despite low signal-to-noise ratio (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists generate electrical currents from noise
Quantum dots put voltage fluctuations to work (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 22, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Protests halt telescope construction on Hawaiian mountain
Work crews blocked from Thirty Meter Telescope site on Mauna Kea (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

ALMA debuts its high-resolution results
Radio telescope makes new discoveries in its long-baseline configuration (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 17, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How to efficiently capture carbon dioxide out of thin air
New membrane is a thousand times more adept at absorbing the gas than trees (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

XENON1T will join the hunt for dark matter this autumn
World's largest direct-detection experiment will be more than 10 times more sensitive than current detectors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Rosetta's bouncing probe finds no magnetic field on comet 67P
Null result suggests early solar system lacked strong magnetic fields (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 15, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Cosmic shear' reveals dark matter in new high-resolution map
Large-scale map from the Dark Energy Survey pinpoints clumps and filaments (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 14, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Scientists reveal how a sea sponge gets its remarkable strength
Fibres made of concentric cylinders help creature cling to the sea floor (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 11, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Dark matter and muons are ruled out as DAMA signal source
New simulations show that signal is very difficult to explain by any known model (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Diamond cavity boosts magnetic-field detection
New sensor could be used to study the brain and heart (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Mysterious baryon resonance is a subatomic molecule, say physicists
Strange quark does not contribute to magnetic moment of lambda 1405 (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news