Home Physics

Physics

Scientists discover new mechanism for information storage in one atom

Scientists at Radboud University discovered a new mechanism for magnetic storage of information in the smallest unit of matter: a single atom. While the proof...

Scientists show quantum materials can be tuned for superconductivity

Some iron-based superconductors could benefit from a tuneup, according to two studies by Rice University physicists and collaborators. "Our work demonstrates a new design principle...

Secrets of our universe live in a big blue cylinder

There isn’t much on Earth but you can find it just about everywhere else — how a type of helium might tell us how...
New quantum structures in super-chilled helium may mirror early days of universe

New quantum structures in super-chilled helium may mirror early days of universe

For the first time, researchers have documented the long-predicted occurrence of 'walls bound by strings' in superfluid helium-3. The existence of such an object, originally...

Scientists find new ways to twist and shift light

The results from the National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) latest research in photonics could open doors to new quantum technologies and telecoms systems. Researchers from the...

Scientists move quantum optic networks a step closer to reality

Scientists have moved quantum optic networks a step closer to reality. The ability to precisely control the interactions of light and matter at the nanoscale...

Dark matter can be heated up and moved around, shows study

Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide...

Scientists create world’s first laser-cooled neutral plasma

Rice University physicists have created the world's first laser-cooled neutral plasma, completing a 20-year quest that sets the stage for simulators that re-create exotic...
This is what happens when layered materials are pushed to the brink

This is what happens when layered materials are pushed to the brink

By studying the behavior of a deck of cards, and stacks of other materials, like steel and aluminum, scientists at Drexel University are proving...

Physicists develop new theory to answer fundamental questions about black holes

When stars collapse, they can create black holes, which are everywhere throughout the universe and therefore important to be studied. Black holes are mysterious objects...