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Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for data storage and information techs

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behavior involving the...
Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers...
The universe’s rate of expansion is in dispute and we may need new physics to solve it

The universe’s rate of expansion is in dispute and we may need new physics...

Next time you eat a blueberry (or chocolate chip) muffin consider what happened to the blueberries in the batter as it was baked. The blueberries...

Einstein’s general relativity near supermassive black hole finally confirmed

Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time clearly revealed the effects of Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of...

Scientists discover surprising behaviors of superconductor with one of the world’s strongest magnets

New finding could help direct the search for materials that can perfectly conduct electricity at room temperature What happens when really powerful magnets--capable of producing...

Radio waves reveal person’s presence in a room, even beyond the sensor’s line of...

Relief may be on the horizon for anyone who has ever jumped around a room like a jack-in-the-box to get motion-sensing lights to turn...
Scientists test material that shows promise for flexible electronics

Scientists test material that shows promise for flexible electronics

Nanotube ‘rebar’ makes graphene twice as tough Rice University researchers have found that fracture-resistant “rebar graphene” is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene. Graphene...
Scientists introduce new way to mimic ‘Machine of Machines’

Scientists introduce new way to mimic ‘Machine of Machines’

Like small-scale Legos clicking into place, nature autonomously puts together microscopic building blocks. Living systems are biochemical machines that excel at building and moving their...
GRAVITY, general relativity

General relativity was proved right near the galactic center massive black hole

Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) sits at the center of our galaxy, 26,000 light-years from Earth. This black hole, which has a mass 4 million times...
Exoplanet detectives create catalog of ‘light-fingerprints’

Exoplanet detectives create catalog of ‘light-fingerprints’

Earthbound detectives rely on fingerprints to solve their cases. Now astronomers can do the same, using "light-fingerprints" instead of skin grooves to uncover the mysteries...