Physics

Scientists discover new quantum property at frigid temperature

Scientists discover new quantum property at frigid temperature

Quantum material made up of organic compounds behaves like a metal and maintains movement even at minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit Scientists have spotted a theorized—but...
How things go from straight-forward to chaotic

How things go from straight-forward to chaotic

Engineers have developed mathematical tools that determine when randomness emerges in any stochastic (random) system. The research looks to answer a long-standing question: When does...
Scientists discover the most current-insulating molecule ever

Scientists discover the most current-insulating molecule ever

The current-insulating molecules can shrink electronics Researchers have discovered the most current-insulating molecule yet. The discovery has broken the widely accepted limit of insulation properties and...
Scientists point out nuclear arsenal tipping point 100

Scientists point out nuclear arsenal tipping point: 100

One hundred. That's the number researchers argue is a pragmatic quantity of nuclear weapons for any nation to have. To put that number in perspective,...
Short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers

Short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers

Researchers at Oregon State University have confirmed that last fall's union of two neutron stars did in fact cause a short gamma-ray burst. The findings,...
Strange quasi-particles could be useful in quantum computing

Strange quasi-particles could be useful in quantum computing

By measuring how heat is conducted in an exotic matter state, researchers show evidence for the presence of ‘non-Abelian anyons,’ particles that could store...
Scientists spot new property of quantum matter in lab

Scientists spot new property of quantum matter in lab

A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team of scientists reports. The team proved that...
New alternative for bolometers to measure electromagnetic radiation

New alternative for bolometers to measure electromagnetic radiation

New device is faster, simpler, and covers more wavelengths Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers...
Nanoscale diamonds surrounding a young star in the Milky Way

Nanoscale diamonds surrounding a young star in the Milky Way

Some of the tiniest diamonds in the universe – bits of crystalline carbon hundreds of thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand...
Physicists create new class of 2d artificial materials

Physicists create new class of 2D artificial materials

In 1965, a renowned Princeton University physicist theorized that ferroelectric metals could conduct electricity despite not existing in nature. For decades, scientists thought it would...