Physics

Penn Researchers Provide New Insight Into Dark Matter Halos

Penn researchers provide new insight into dark matter halos

Research from the University of Pennsylvania could shed light on the distribution of one of the most mysterious substances in the universe. In the 1970s,...
Columbia engineers invent method to control light propagation in waveguides

Columbia engineers invent method to control light propagation in waveguides

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Applied Physics Assistant Professor Nanfang Yu, has invented a method to control light propagating in confined...
Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection

Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection

Magnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster...
The physics of wealth inequality

The physics of wealth inequality

A Duke University professor has proposed an explanation for why the income disparity in America between the rich and poor continues to grow. It is,...
Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics

Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics

For several years, a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has investigated various materials in search of those whose electrical...
Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy...
Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?

Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?

An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published research at the...
Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led...
Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harm

Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harm

The ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes are very...
When helium behaves like a black hole

When helium behaves like a black hole

A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space--is also true for cold helium...