Solid becomes liquid-like when irradiated
New insight could inform how nuclear waste is stored (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 29, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Jupiter's swirling poles, ordered droplets, no fifth force, topological magnetoelectric effect
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 26, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Diamond sensors boost NMR resolution
Megahertz frequencies measured with sub-millihertz (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 26, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Flytrap robot catches prey, doughnut-shaped 'planets', EU dishes out £55m for UK physics
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 25, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultracold atoms shed light on the Fermi-Hubbard model
Magnetic state seen for the first time (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 25, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Female academics do more admin than their male colleagues
Women's research suffers because of admin requests (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 23, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Silver boosts optical computers, debris ring orbits young star, Ernest Moniz joins fusion firm
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 23, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nanofibre measures forces from swimming bacteria
Beating heart cells detected by tiny probe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 20, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Particle-free quantum communication is achieved in the lab
Common-sense defying protocol used to send image (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 19, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Sandra Faber wins Gruber prize, transforming magnetic monopoles, vacuum scattering revealed
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 18, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Seeing exoplanets near multiple stars, flat immersion lenses, Caltech astrophysicist protest
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 18, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

SESAME synchrotron opens for users
Middle East facility overcomes political and funding challenges (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 17, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Sensors track eyes using electric fields
New technique keeps up with fast-moving pupils (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 17, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

TRAPPIST-1's seven exoplanets make music together
Orbits can remain harmonious for 50 million years, says supercomputer simulation (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 16, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Earth glints into space, quantum drum amplifies microwaves, mapping comet's charged particles
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 16, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Vibrots simulate granular gas, cosmic bridge is magnetic, Hydrogen bonds measured directly
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 15, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Space radiation brought down to Earth
Laser-plasma accelerator used to simulate space radiation (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 12, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Droplets map out tension, sensitive robot skin, Cockcroft Institute spins out beam monitor
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 12, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Single atoms feel tidal force
Experiment probes gravity on the quantum scale (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 11, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Quantum control of molecular ions, biophysicist to lead biology society, stretchy holograms
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 11, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

The easy way to make emulsions
New process could be applied to drug delivery (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 11, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Antiprotons from dark matter, lab visits do not inspire, CERN's new linac, Australia at ESO
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 10, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Diamonds emit randomly polarized photons, LHCb reveals flawed model, SETI names first fellows
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 10, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: A fridge for quantum computers, mimicking nature's colours, NASA launches quick-fire RAISE
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 9, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Triatomic molecules cooled with lasers
Strontium-monohydroxide molecules chilled to 750 μK using Sisyphus technique (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 5, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Matter-wave tractor beams, WiFi routers make holograms, nuclear-industry's Brexit plans
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 5, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum biometric targets the retina
Security proposal exploits our ability to see just a few photons (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 4, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Gigantic X-ray 'tsunami', first light at European XFEL, crucial UK –Europe science collaboration
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 4, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Optical chip gives microscopes nanoscale resolution
Low-cost device could boost the use of super-resolution microscopy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 4, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Cavity-cooling multiple atoms, space dust makes radio waves, UK creates funding super-body
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 3, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Making Martian bricks, open-and-shut earthquakes, US science unscathed in budget proposal
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Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 2, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Atom interferometry heats up with warm-vapour device
New technique could be used in compact atomic sensors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 1, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Cosmic-ray balloon, Tokamak Energy plasma, ripples in cosmic web, APS in open access scheme
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 29, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

The search is on for elusive particle decay
The Majorana Demonstrator is fully assembled and ready to run (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 27, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: LISA Pathfinder beats static electricity, nanodiamonds enhance MRI, quantum pioneer bags prize
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 27, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Competing claims over cause of cosmic cold spot
Voids are discounted as the source but some scientists disagree (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 27, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Self-gravitating midges, ALICE sees 'enhanced strangeness', single photon links quantum dots
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 26, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Sun ’s magnetic reach revised, committee gender quotas analysed, CERN gears up for restart
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 26, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Seeing through fog using noisy light
New method tracks objects in scattering media (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 25, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Thousands march for science in Washington
Protestors gather in the US capital and at almost 600 other places across the world (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 25, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Supernova appears in four places, spins galore in germanium, Chinese rocket docks with space lab
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 24, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Science not a priority in Trump White House, says physicist John Holdren
Former science adviser says Congress and industry will reject cuts to education and climate initiatives (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 22, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Exoplanet seekers are influential, how to see black-hole hair, alien life search comes up cold
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 21, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Computer model helps explain how LIGO's black holes formed
COMPAS points theory behind gravitational wave detections in the right direction (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 21, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: How to 3D print glass, more neutrons from laser fusion, cash for UK tokamak
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 20, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Super Earth 'is best place to look for signs of life'
Rocky exoplanet is in habitable zone just 39 light-years away (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 20, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Metallic space fabric, Standard Model deviation at LHCb, accelerator milestone at European XFEL
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 19, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How hurricanes replenish their vast supply of rainwater
Tropical cyclones devour moisture while on the move (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 19, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Drawing water from dry air, material glows under stress, physicist bags economics award
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 18, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Three-photon interference measured at long last
Two independent groups eliminate single- and two-photon effects (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 17, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news