Physics

Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network

Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network

In a new study, researchers demonstrate ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by a laser aboard a satellite 38,000 kilometers above Earth. This is the...
New form of carbon is hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber

New form of carbon is hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber

A team including several Carnegie scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such...
Scientists discover a 2-D magnet

Scientists discover a 2-D magnet

Magnetic materials form the basis of technologies that play increasingly pivotal roles in our lives today, including sensing and hard-disk data storage. But as our...
Weighing a star with gravity

Einstein’s impossible hope comes true: Weighing a star with gravity

A little more than 100 years after Einstein developed his theory of general relativity, researchers have used its laws to observe something the iconic...
Scientists observed gravitational waves for the third time

Scientists observed gravitational waves for the third time

On January 4, 2017, at 11:11:58 CET, scientists observed gravitational waves--ripples in the fabric of spacetime--for the third time. The twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory...
Physicists Create Molecular Black Hole with Ultra-Intense X-ray Pulses

Physicists Create Molecular Black Hole with Ultra-Intense X-ray Pulses

Heavy atoms absorbing X-rays are sucking the electrons from their molecular neighbors like a black hole pulling in matter. The research is published in the...
A New Spin on Electronics

A New Spin on Electronics

A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of "miracle materials" called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a game changer for future...
Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields

Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields. "Our method is similar to the technique used to...
Scientists develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum property

Scientists develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum property

When a ballerina pirouettes, twirling a full revolution, she looks just as she did when she started. But for electrons and other subatomic particles, which...
High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys

High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, Stanford scientists find

High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study...