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New Quantum Mechanics Technique to Get Photons into Shape

New Quantum Mechanics Technique to Get Photons into Shape

CQT's quantum mechanics have performed a new feat to get photons – the particles of light – into shape. The technique could prove useful for building devices that shuttle information between photons and atoms and back again. The work is described in a 15 October paper in Physical Review Letters, highlighted by the journal as an Editors' Suggestion. [More]
First Potential Indication of Direct Dark Matter Detection

First Potential Indication of Direct Dark Matter Detection

Cutting-edge paper by Professor George Fraser – who tragically died in March this year – and colleagues at the University of Leicester provides first potential indication of direct detection of Dark Matter – something that has been a mystery in physics for over 30 years [More]
American Ingenuity Award Honors Effort to Build Massive IceCube Neutrino Telescope

American Ingenuity Award Honors Effort to Build Massive IceCube Neutrino Telescope

Francis Halzen, the University of Wisconsin-Madison physicist who was the driving force behind the giant neutrino telescope known as IceCube at the South Pole, has been named a winner of the 2014 American Ingenuity Award. [More]
New Academic Journal Focused on Quantum Theory from Chapman University

New Academic Journal Focused on Quantum Theory from Chapman University

Chapman University has introduced a new academic journal focused on quantum theory. Created and published by physicists within Chapman's Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS), the journal is called Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations. Nearly a year in the works, the inaugural issue, which contains 10 submissions from physicists around the world, was just released. [More]
Eddington Luminosity Helps Understand Driving Force Behind Main Sequence of Quasars

Eddington Luminosity Helps Understand Driving Force Behind Main Sequence of Quasars

There’s nothing more out of this world than quasi-stellar objects or more simply — quasars. These are the most powerful and among the most distant objects in the Universe. At their center is a black hole with the mass of a million or more Suns. And these powerhouses are fairly compact — about the size of our Solar System. Understanding how they came to be and how – or if – they evolve into the galaxies that surround us today are some of the big questions driving astronomers. [More]
Scientists Create Complete, 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

Scientists Create Complete, 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe. The map shows a web of hydrogen gas that varies from low to high density at a time when the universe was made of a fraction of the dark matter we see today. [More]
Astronomers Make Reliable Remote Distance Measurement of Galaxy That Existed in Universe’s Formative Years

Astronomers Make Reliable Remote Distance Measurement of Galaxy That Existed in Universe’s Formative Years

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have made what may be the most reliable distance measurement yet of an object that existed in the Universe’s formative years. The galaxy is one of the faintest, smallest and most distant galaxies ever seen and measuring its distance with this accuracy was possible due only to the incredibly detailed mapping of how giant galaxy clusters warp the space-time around them. [More]
Cassini Detects Strong Electrostatic Charge on Surface of Saturn’s Moon, Hyperion

Cassini Detects Strong Electrostatic Charge on Surface of Saturn’s Moon, Hyperion

Static electricity is known to play an important role on Earth's airless, dusty moon, but evidence of static charge building up on other objects in the solar system has been elusive until now. [More]
Researchers Measure Quantum Fluctuations Behind Ultra-Cold Ferromagnetic Phase Transition

Researchers Measure Quantum Fluctuations Behind Ultra-Cold Ferromagnetic Phase Transition

Heat drives classical phase transitions—think solid, liquid, and gas—but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, where quantum mechanics reigns, subtle fluctuations can dramatically transform a material. [More]
EPA Honors QD Vision with 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

EPA Honors QD Vision with 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

QD Vision, Inc., the leading manufacturer of quantum dot optical components for LCD products, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [More]
Researchers Characterize Progenitor for Hydrogen-Deficient Supernova

Researchers Characterize Progenitor for Hydrogen-Deficient Supernova

A group of researchers led by Melina Bersten of Kavli IPMU recently presented a model that provides the first characterization of the progenitor for a hydrogen-deficient supernova. Their model predicts that a bright hot star, which is the binary companion to an exploding object, remains after the explosion. [More]
Astrophysical Jets Simulated in the Lab Using Laser Light and Intense Magnetic Fields

Astrophysical Jets Simulated in the Lab Using Laser Light and Intense Magnetic Fields

Astrophysical jets are counted among our Universe's most spectacular phenomena: From the centers of black holes, quasars, or protostars, these rays of matter sometimes protrude several light years into space. [More]
Protons and Neutrons That Briefly Pair Up in the Nucleus Have Higher-Average Momentum

Protons and Neutrons That Briefly Pair Up in the Nucleus Have Higher-Average Momentum

Like dancers swirling on the dance floor with bystanders looking on, protons and neutrons that have briefly paired up in the nucleus have higher-average momentum, leaving less for non-paired nucleons. [More]
Curious Signal Provides Tantalising Insight into Nature of Mysterious Dark Matter

Curious Signal Provides Tantalising Insight into Nature of Mysterious Dark Matter

Space scientists at the University of Leicester have detected a curious signal in the X-ray sky – one that provides a tantalising insight into the nature of mysterious Dark Matter. [More]
Large-Scale Magnetic Field Can Confine Stellar Jets

Large-Scale Magnetic Field Can Confine Stellar Jets

An international team of scientists has succeeded in explaining the formation and propagation over astronomical distances of jetsof matter emitted by young stars—one of the most fascinating mysteries of modern astronomy. [More]

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