Physics

Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star

Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star

A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40...
Are we made of atoms from distant galaxies?

Are we made of atoms from distant galaxies?

New research suggests that up to half of the matter in the Milky Way may come from galaxies far, far away. Scientists say this could...
Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way

Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way

For the first time, a team of scientists have calculated the distribution of all light energy contained within the Milky Way, which will provide...
Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy'

Dark matter is likely ‘cold,’ not ‘fuzzy’

Dark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe. But what dark matter is made of...
Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior

Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon’s interior

A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped...
New 2-D materials could conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

New 2-D materials could conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Physicists have fabricated new two-dimensional quantum materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and...
Chinese scientists set global record with artificial sun

Chinese scientists set global record with artificial sun

Chinese scientists have successfully operated an experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor to achieve high-confinement plasma for more than 100 seconds, a new record length of...
Unlike Earth, Uranus’s magnetosphere opens and closes every day

Unlike Earth, Uranus’s magnetosphere opens and closes every day

Topsy-turvy motion creates light switch effect at Uranus More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using...
One billion suns: World's brightest laser sparks new behavior in light

One billion suns: World’s brightest laser sparks new behavior in light

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. By focusing laser light to a brightness one billion times...
Quantum communication network moves closer to reality

Quantum communication network moves closer to reality

An international team led by the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter...