science wire

« BACK

Physics



Results 1 - 50 of 6424.
1 2 3 4 5 ... 129 Next »


Physics - Chemistry - 13.12.2018
Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst
Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst
A cheap and effective new catalyst developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best - but also most expensive - water-splitting catalyst out there. The catalyst, which is composed of nanometer-thin sheets of metal carbide, is manufactured using a self-assembly process that relies on a surprising ingredient: gelatin, the material that gives Jell-O its jiggle.

Physics - Electroengineering - 12.12.2018
Microscopic Devices That Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices
Microscopic Devices That Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices
To make modern communications possible, today's mobile devices make use of components that use acoustic waves (vibrations) to filter or delay signals. However, current solutions have limited functionalities that prevent further miniaturization of the mobile devices and constrain the available communication bandwidth.  Now, a research team led by Chiara Daraio , Caltech professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics, has developed new versions of these components with abilities previous incarnations did not possess.

Health - Physics - 11.12.2018
Cutting-edge instrument expected to foster novel scientific insights
{ "galleryConfig" : {"galleryTitle":null,"galleryItems":[{"id":null,"title":"A new generation mass spectrometer","url":null,"mediaSources":null,"description":null,"duration":null,"thumbnailUrl":"https

Physics - Materials Science - 11.12.2018
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a ¤2 million Consolidator Grant to Dorota Koziej from the Department of Physics at Universität Hamburg.

Physics - 06.12.2018
Stanford theoretical physicist Shoucheng Zhang dies at 55
Zhang was a rare theorist who concerned himself with the implications of his abstract ideas about new quantum states of matter on experiments and future technologies. Facebook Twitter Email Shoucheng Zhang, the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor in Physics at Stanford University whose research on the quantum physics of many interacting electrons led to the predictions of new phenomena and exotic states of matter, died on Dec.

Physics - Administration - 06.12.2018
EU grants 14 million to Swiss Researchers
Fuelling the next quantum revolution with the research project HERO An ERC Grant is the most prestigious award for excellent European research projects. A team with three researchers from the ETH Domain had also applied for such a grant. Today, Gabriel Aeppli from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Henrik Rønnow from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne EPFL and Nicola Spaldin from ETH Zurich, together with their colleague Alexander Balatsky from Nordita, Stockholm University, received the contract signed by the EU confirming the extraordinary 14 million euro funding.

Physics - Event - 05.12.2018
Courtenay Wright, particle physicist and D-Day witness, 1923-2018
Prof. Emeritus Courtenay Wright, a gifted teacher, World War II veteran and particle physicist who changed our understanding of the structure of protons and neutrons, died Nov.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.12.2018
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space 5 December 2018 BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo carried out the first successful manoeuver using two of its four electric propulsion thrusters.

Environment - Physics - 05.12.2018
"Sun in a box" would store renewable energy for the grid
Design for system that provides solaror wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018
First 'piggyback' kit for monitoring space weather launched
First ’piggyback’ kit for monitoring space weather launched
Tiny sensors for measuring the Earth's space weather environment have launched today attached to a South Korean satellite.

Physics - Politics - 04.12.2018
Gene Rochlin, who warned of overreliance on technology, dies at 80
Gene Rochlin, who warned of overreliance on technology, dies at 80
Gene I. Rochlin, a physicist-turned-political scientist who studied complex organizations like the military and warned of an overreliance on technology, including computers, died of complications from a stroke on Nov.

Physics - 03.12.2018
Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in Microelectronics
Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in Microelectronics
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist in the Materials Sciences Division, leads a major Lab research initiative called "Beyond Moore's Law," which aims to develop next-generation microelectronics and computing architectures.

Physics - Chemistry - 03.12.2018

Physics - Careers / Employment - 30.11.2018
Ten projects awarded
ETH researchers had excellent results in the issuing of ERC grants: they were able to win 10 Consolidator Grants in the amount of 24 million Swiss francs for their research. Researchers from ETH Zurich have never before been able to win so many ERC Consolidator Grants in one round as they managed to this time.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.11.2018

Environment - Physics - 27.11.2018

Physics - Life Sciences - 27.11.2018

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 26.11.2018
Oxford’s first overseas research centre for physical science and engineering opens in China
The Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research, known as OSCAR, opened last week in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in eastern China.

Physics - Administration - 26.11.2018

Philosophy - Physics - 21.11.2018
Nailing It: Caltech Engineers Help Show That InSight Lander Probe Can Hammer Itself Into Martian Soil
Nailing It: Caltech Engineers Help Show That InSight Lander Probe Can Hammer Itself Into Martian Soil
On November 26, NASA's InSight lander will complete its six-and-a-half month journey to Mars, touching down at Elysium Planitia, a broad plain near the Martian equator that is home to the second largest volcanic region on the planet. There, NASA scientists hope to "give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago," according to the InSight mission website.

Physics - Pharmacology - 21.11.2018
The Romeo and Juliet of particle physics comes to Lakeside
When Shakespeare and science collide - that's the essence of a new opera coming to Nottingham Lakeside Arts' Djanogly Theatre on University Park on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

Philosophy - Physics - 21.11.2018
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets
Every school kid knows that Earth has a magnetic field - it's what makes compasses align north-south and lets us navigate the oceans. It also protects the atmosphere, and thus life, from the sun's powerful wind. But what about other Earth-like planets in the galaxy? Do they also have magnetic fields to protect emerging life? A new analysis looks at one type of exoplanet - super-Earths up to five times the size of our own planet - and concludes that they probably do have a magnetic field, but one generated in a totally novel way: by the planets' magma oceans.

Physics - 20.11.2018
James Stirling (1953 - 2018): tributes to a remarkable academic life
Scientists, students and friends have paid tribute to James Stirling, Imperial's first Provost, who died on 9 November.

Physics - 15.11.2018
Cardiff in bid to build mini atomic clock
A bid to create a high-performance miniature atomic clock that drives future technologies is being partnered by Cardiff University and the Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC).

Physics - Event - 14.11.2018
Riccardo Levi-Setti, physicist and trilobite collector, 1927-2018
Prof. Emeritus Riccardo Levi-Setti, a pioneering physicist and Holocaust survivor whose wide-ranging interests spanned cosmic rays to microscopy to trilobite fossils, died Nov.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 12.11.2018
A Magnetic Memory for Computers
A Magnetic Memory for Computers
A new Christian Doppler Laboratory at TU Wien is expected to contribute to the next storage revolution within IT.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 09.11.2018
Quantum ’compass’ could allow navigation without relying on satellites
The UK's first quantum accelerometer for navigation has been demonstrated by a team from Imperial College London and M Squared.

Physics - 08.11.2018
New device can collect solar energy and cool buildings
A new rooftop device under development will be able to produce electricity from sunlight while also beaming heat directly into space to cool buildings. Facebook Twitter Email Professor Shanhui Fan and postdoctoral scholar Wei Li atop the Packard Electrical Engineering building with the apparatus that is proving the efficacy of a double-layered solar panel.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 07.11.2018
Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight
Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight
A small lab-grown diamond measuring a few millimeters per side could one day enable civilian drones to be recharged in mid-flight through a laser. Thanks to the diamond, the laser beam can remain strong enough over a long distance to recharge photovoltaic cells on the drones' surface. This system, which poses no threat to human health, is being developed by EPFL spin-off LakeDiamond.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 05.11.2018
Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved Nuclear Physics Code for Supercomputing
Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved Nuclear Physics Code for Supercomputing
Modeling nuclei using fundamental quantum mechanics equations is a big job to manage, even for the world's fastest computers This article is adapted from a press release prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 05.11.2018
Los Alamos pursues efficient computing with Cray, Marvell and Arm
Los Alamos pursues efficient computing with Cray, Marvell and Arm
The collaboration with Cray Inc. integrates the Marvell ThunderX2 processors with Cray's proven networking and software ecosystem in the Lab's secure computing environment.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 01.11.2018
Triad National Security takes the helm at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Triad National Security takes the helm at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos begins operations today under a new management and operating contract between Triad National Security, LLC and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 30.10.2018
Universities, national laboratories join forces to push Chicago into lead on quantum technology
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is joining forces with the University of Chicago and Illinois's two national laboratories, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator La

Physics - Health - 30.10.2018
Berkeley Lab Joins Other Labs and Universities in LaserNetUS, A New Nationwide High-Intensity Laser Network
Berkeley Lab Joins Other Labs and Universities in LaserNetUS, A New Nationwide High-Intensity Laser Network
To help foster the broad applicability of high-intensity lasers, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley­ National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is a partner in a new research network called LaserNetUS.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 29.10.2018
First projects selected for the European initiative on quantum technologies
First projects selected for the European initiative on quantum technologies
On October 29, 2018 the European Union announced the projects selected for the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies , a European research program of unprecedented scope, with funding of one billion euros over ten years.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 29.10.2018
Successful ETH quantum researchers
In mid-2017, the European Commission launched a flagship project in the field of quantum technology.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 29.10.2018
Quantum Technologies Flagship: Basel physicists participate in three research consortia
Quantum Technologies Flagship: Basel physicists participate in three research consortia
Today, the European Commission launched its flagship initiative on quantum technologies. Three research groups from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel are involved. The aim of the 1 billion euro research and technology funding program is to develop radically new and powerful quantum technologies by exploiting various quantum effects.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 29.10.2018
Cambridge partners in new ¤1 billion European Quantum Flagship
Cambridge partners in new ¤1 billion European Quantum Flagship
The University of Cambridge is a partner in the ¤1 billion Quantum Flagship, an EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe.

Physics - Careers / Employment - 24.10.2018
UW physicist Jiun-Haw Chu named Packard Fellow for research on quantum materials
UW physicist Jiun-Haw Chu named Packard Fellow for research on quantum materials
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Jiun-Haw Chu ,

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 24.10.2018
Quantum network to test unhackable communications
As the number of hacks and security breaches rapidly climbs, scientists say there may be a way to make a truly unhackable network by using the laws of quantum physics.

Physics - Chemistry - 23.10.2018
When it has to be done yesterday, the physics world turns to Berkeley
When it has to be done yesterday, the physics world turns to Berkeley
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) So there you are, snug in the workspace of the South Pole Telescope, cozily oblivious to the -73 degree weather outside.
1 2 3 4 5 ... 129 Next »