Humans have been aware of the strange phenomenon of magnetism for over 2,000 years.
New research led by the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Center of Advanced Radiation Sources at the University of Chicago revealed the conditions for the generation of the magnetic field of ice giant planets like Uranus and Neptune caused by the layer of “hot” electrically conductive ice.
The interior of the Earth is a mystery, especially at greater depths (> 660 km). Researchers only have seismic tomographic images of this region and, to interpret them, they need to calculate seismic (acoustic) velocities in minerals at high pressures and temperatures.
Experiments have spotted anomalies hinting at a new type of neutrino, one that would go beyond the standard model of particle physics and perhaps open a portal to the dark sector.
Artificial intelligence has achieved dramatic success over the past decade, with the triumph in predicting protein structures marked as the latest milestone.
Materials consisting of a few atomic layers display properties determined by quantum physics. In a stack of such layers, vibrations of the atoms can be triggered by infrared light.
About a century ago, Albert Einstein amazed the world with his groundbreaking theory of relativity, and ever since he shared this profound understanding of gravity and spacetime, physicists everywhere have worked hard to prove, refine and extend it.
A novel electronic component from TU Wien could be an important key to the era of quantum information technology
In 1998, researchers including Mark Kubinec of UC Berkeley performed one of the first simple quantum computations using individual molecules.
Heavier types of calcium nuclei are comparatively thin-skinned. This was disclosed by a new measurement of the neutron skin in calcium.
An international group of astronomers has revealed the hundreds of sources emitting gamma-rays and discovered that a majority of them fall into a group of active galaxies called blazars.
A research team led by the University of Michigan has confirmed the possibility of the commercial resurrection of quasicrystals. It is to be noted that these materials were once considered to have the potential to revolutionize everything from solar cells to frying pans, but lost their fame in the early 2000s.
The fundamental forces of physics govern the matter comprising the Universe, yet exactly how these forces work together is still not fully understood.
The quantum behavior of atomic vibrations excited in a crystal using light pulses has much to do with the polarization of the pulses, say materials scientists from Tokyo Tech.
In a new study by researchers from the City College of New York (CCNY), a novel method to unite two different states of matter has been reported.