Newfound small white dwarf most massive known
This illustration highlights a newfound small white dwarf that is somewhat larger than Earth's moon (shown next to each other for size comparison). The hot young white dwarf is the most massive white dwarf known, weighing 1.35 times as much as our sun. [Research supported by U.S. National ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Artistic image inspired by black hole-neutron star merger
An artistic image inspired by a black hole-neutron star merger event. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant PHY 0969820.] Learn more in the NSF Research News story Astrophysicists detect first black hole-neutron star ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Quantum logic gate takes advantage of new form of light
Engineering researchers have developed a deterministic, high-fidelity, two-bit quantum logic gate that takes advantage of a new form of light. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants ECCS 1608049 and ECCS 1838996.] Learn more in the Washington University in St. Louis ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Planet partially hidden in glare of host star and nearby companion star
This illustration depicts a planet partially hidden in the glare of its host star and a nearby companion star. [NOIRLab is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.] Learn more in the NOIRLab news story Are we ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Oh, snap! There's more to a finger snap than you ever knew.
Finger snapping is one of the fastest things the human body can do. Researchers studying the physics of finger snapping have learned that friction plays an intricately important role in the process. Such research could lead to the design of prosthetics that mimic the broad functionality of the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Pseudogap phenomenon explains superconducting temperature change
Cornell University researchers have discovered a rare "pseudogap" phenomenon that helps explain how the superconducting transition temperature can be greatly boosted in a single monolayer of iron selenide. [Researchers used the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility, supported by the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculate with symbiotic algae Philozoon medusarum
The jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculate from Naples, Italy, hosts the symbiotic algae Philozoon medusarum. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OCE 1636022.] Learn more in the Princeton University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt
Researchers have developed an ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt that relies on a metasurface studded with 1.6 million cylindrical posts and produced much like a computer chip. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants CMMI 1825308, ECCS 2025489 and ECCS ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Equations of motion of electrons
The cones in this image illustrate the equations of motion of electrons when an external magnetic field is applied to the bismuth alloy engineered for the study. Green lines and purple lines represent electrons that generate and absorb energy, respectively. [Research supported by U.S. National ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Two coupled resonators form a figure eight-like structure
In the top device in this illustration, two coupled resonators form a figure eight-like structure. Input light travels from the waveguide through the resonators, entering as one color and emerging as another. The bottom device uses three coupled resonators: a small ring resonator, a long oval ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Jellyfish in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
A jellyfish in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. The observation tube at the far right allows researchers to observe the marine environment under the ice. Learn more about the U.S. Antarctic Program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. (Date image taken: ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Parts of the U.S. are scarred with one-shot volcanoes.
Some volcanoes are short-lived, erupting only once over their lifetime. Yet, that eruption can last for days, years or even decades. Called monogenetic or “one birth” volcanoes, scientists believe an active one represents a major environmental threat and see the tortured terrain they leave behind ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 10, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Body heat fuels a new device that detects fever in crowds.
Imagine! The body's own heat powering a simple medical device you wear to take your temperature! Researchers have developed battery technology that uses thermal energy, produced by body heat, to power a low-profile, wearable device that detects if you have a fever. It could also do temperature ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Self-assembled germanium pyramid
A self-assembled germanium "pyramid" (base 10 nanometers x 10 nanometers) on silicon. The nanoscale pyramid of germanium atoms is formed spontaneously atop a ground of silicon. Each small sphere represents an atom. This finding could help researchers develop new generations of tinier electronic ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Cells within lateral geniculate nucleus
A model of cells within the lateral geniculate nucleus, a structure deep within the brain that relays visual information obtained from the retina onto the visual cortex located near the back of the head. More about this Image This still image was derived from animations ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video