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July 6, 2015

June 30, 2015 — Mathematicians and physicists have come up with a new approach to calculate cosmic viscosity and the formulation favors the 'Big Rip' scenario for the end of the ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their ... read more

New Method of Quantum Entanglement Packs Vastly More Data in a Photon

June 30, 2015 — Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are -- a phenomenon known as ... read more

Physicists Shatter Stubborn Mystery of How Glass Forms

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip ... read more

Highly-Precise Comparison of Mercury and Strontium Optical Lattice Clocks

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have developed a mercury-based optical lattice clock and measured the mercury clock frequency using the same group's recently developed strontium-based optical lattice clock as a ... read more

Opening a New Route to Photonics

June 27, 2015 — A technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides -- an essential requirement for ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry -- has ... read more

June 27, 2015 — Research could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. Scientists detail how they developed a method to change the electronic properties of materials in a way that will ... read more

June 27, 2015 — A group collaborating across four American laboratories completed the first successful tests of a superconducting coil in preparation for the future high-luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have created a new method for generating a 2D semiconducting material that could one day replace silicon in electronics. The demand for a silicon material aided the discovery of graphene, ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ... read more

The Quantum Spin Hall Effect Is a Fundamental Property of Light

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect -- an effect known to take place in solid state physics -- is also an intrinsic property of ... read more

June 25, 2015 — An interdisciplinary team has made a semiconductor crystal with a variable band gap. Among other potential uses, this variable semiconductor could lead to solar cells that absorb more energy from the ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin,' that could be used in ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Discoveries about the causes of stress-corrosion cracking in metal alloys could help prevent failure of critical infrastructure systems such as pipelines that transport water, fossil fuels and ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have made a crucial step toward nuclear spintronic technologies. They have gotten nuclear spins to line themselves up in a consistent, controllable way, and they have done it using a ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have developed a 3D gap-plasmon antenna which can focus light into a few nanometers wide ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Scientists can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel ... read more

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