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Siemens to Build Power Grid of the Future Using Superconductors

Siemens to Build Power Grid of the Future Using Superconductors

When fed into medium-voltage power grids, large loads of renewable or other decentralized energies – which are generated when winds are strong or the sun is very bright – can produce short circuits that endanger the power supply. Superconducting network technologies can ensure reliable grid operation even under these conditions. [More]
Astronomers Determine Mass of Very Young, Distant Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers Determine Mass of Very Young, Distant Galaxy Cluster

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have made the first determination of the mass and other properties of a very young, distant galaxy cluster. [More]
Niels Bohr Institute Researchers Awarded ERC Starting Grants

Niels Bohr Institute Researchers Awarded ERC Starting Grants

Two younger researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, Albert Schliesser, Assistant Professor in Quantum Optics and Oliver Gressel, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Science has received grants totalling more than 21 million kroner from the European Research Council, ERC for research projects. The coveted ERC Starting Grants provide young talented researchers a unique opportunity to speed up an already promising research career. [More]
Physics World Recognizes Creation of Tiny Supernova Explosions in the Lab

Physics World Recognizes Creation of Tiny Supernova Explosions in the Lab

Physics World recognised the work of Gianluca Gregori and Jena Meinecke of the University of Oxford in the UK and an international team, "for using one of the world's most powerful laser facilities to create tiny versions of supernova explosions in the laboratory." [More]
Quantum Dots Pose a Significant Competitive Threat to OLED Technology

Quantum Dots Pose a Significant Competitive Threat to OLED Technology

Glen Allen: According to "Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots: 2015 to 2022," a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, quantum dots have now progressed far enough down the curve to pose a significant competitive threat to OLED technology. [More]
Role of Ostwald Ripening in Bubble Formation May Help Address Future Energy Needs

Role of Ostwald Ripening in Bubble Formation May Help Address Future Energy Needs

Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense of smaller ones. [More]
All Stars Appear to be About the Same Age in Large Middle-Aged Clusters

All Stars Appear to be About the Same Age in Large Middle-Aged Clusters

An examination of middle-aged star clusters reveals an unexpectedly narrow age range among their stars, suggesting that large groups of stars evolve differently than previously understood [More]
Black Holes Don't Have to be Very Powerful to Shut Down Star Formation

Black Holes Don't Have to be Very Powerful to Shut Down Star Formation

High-energy jets powered by supermassive black holes can blast away a galaxy's star-forming fuel, resulting in so-called "red and dead" galaxies: those brimming with ancient red stars yet containing little or no hydrogen gas to create new ones. [More]
New Way to Emit and Control Quantum Light Generated Using a Silicon Chip

New Way to Emit and Control Quantum Light Generated Using a Silicon Chip

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light generated using a chip made from silicon—one of the most widely used materials for modern electronics. [More]
Exact Solution to Model Galactic Structure, Supernova Explosions and High-Energy Particle Collisions

Exact Solution to Model Galactic Structure, Supernova Explosions and High-Energy Particle Collisions

Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems. [More]
Possible Method to Determine Involvement of Higgs Boson in Matter-Antimatter Imbalance

Possible Method to Determine Involvement of Higgs Boson in Matter-Antimatter Imbalance

Several experiments, including the BaBar experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, have helped explain some – but not all – of the imbalance between matter and antimatter in the universe. Now a SLAC theorist and his colleagues have laid out a possible method for determining if the Higgs boson is involved. [More]
Voyager 1 Experiences Three "Tsunami Waves" in Interstellar Space

Voyager 1 Experiences Three "Tsunami Waves" in Interstellar Space

The "tsunami wave" that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft began experiencing earlier this year is still propagating outward, according to new results. It is the longest-lasting shock wave that researchers have seen in interstellar space. [More]
LG to Unveil 4K ULTRA HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology at 2015 International CES

LG to Unveil 4K ULTRA HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology at 2015 International CES

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil a new 4K ULTRA HD TV series with quantum dot technology as a new component of its expanded TV lineup at the 2015 International CES®, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. LG's 4K ULTRA HD TVs with quantum dot technology will offer a wider color palette and improved color saturation than conventional LCD TVs and will be available in 2015 to complement LG's other ULTRA HD TV and OLED TV offerings. [More]
Quantum Materials CEO to Present at Launch of Rice Center for Quantum Materials

Quantum Materials CEO to Present at Launch of Rice Center for Quantum Materials

Stephen Squires, CEO and founder of leading North American quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp, will be speaking at the launch event for the Rice Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM) on December 16th, 2014. [More]
Rocky Exoplanets Stretched out by Gravity of the Stars

Rocky Exoplanets Stretched out by Gravity of the Stars

Astronomers could soon be able to find rocky planets stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit, according to a group of researchers in the United States. The team, led by Prabal Saxena of George Mason University, describe how to detect these exotic worlds in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. [More]

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