Scientists have used powerful X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, to study and measure, in atomic detail, a key process at work in extreme plasmas like those found in stars, the rims of black holes and other massive cosmic phenomena.
For the first time, astronomers have found a microquasar -- a black hole devouring material from a companion star -- in a galaxy beyond our own Milky Way. The object, pumping out X-rays and bright bursts of radio waves, ...
A group of physicists from Japan have taken to the skies to grow crystals under zero gravity.
Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have come up with new groundbreaking theories that can explain several of their properties. The research shows that black holes have properties that resemble the dynamics of both solids and liquids. The results are published in the prestigious scientific journal, Physical Review Letters.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Photonic Integrated Circuit (IC) & Quantum Computing Market-By Application, Integration, Components, Raw Materials & Geography (2012 - 2022)" report to their offering.
The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation Selection Committee, which is comprised of prior recipients of the Fundamental Physics Prize and includes Nima Arkani-Hamed, Alan Guth, Alexei Kitaev, Maxim Kontsevich, Andrei Linde, Juan Maldacena, Nathan Seiberg, Ashoke Sen and Edward Witten,.
Three Emory University professors representing chemistry, biochemistry and biochemical engineering have been selected as 2012 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor AAAS members bestow upon their peers. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Engineers from SEMATECH will present five technical papers at the 58th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 10-12, 2012, at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square.
A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in fact be a computer simulation run by our descendants.
A North Carolina State University researcher has taken a “snapshot” of the way particles combine to form carbon-12, the element that makes all life on Earth possible. And the picture looks like a bent arm.
Five years ago today, CQT officially kicked off with a staff of around 50. Since 7 December 2007, the Centre has grown to over 200 researchers who have in this time published more than 500 papers and hosted hundreds of scientific visitors.
CERN1 and the City and Canton of Geneva today announce the second open call for entries in the Collide @ CERN-Geneva2 award. This year, the award funded by the City and Canton of Geneva, will be made specifically in film. The competition is open to film makers and screenwriters who work in any area of film making – including documentary, fiction, drama, animation and feature film.
In this holiday season of home cooking and carefully-honed recipes, some astronomers are asking: what is the best mix of ingredients for stars to make the largest number of plump black holes?
Scientists from New Zealand, Austria and the UK have created the world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume that can be measured in femtolitres (million billionths of a litre).
Five University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are among about 250 newly named fellows of the American Physical Society, an honor bestowed upon no more than half of one percent of the professional society's membership.