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Big bang big bounce

The Big Bang might have been just a Big Bounce

A new study of the early universe reveals how it could have been formed from an older collapsing universe, rather than being brand new. The...
30-year-old superconductor mystery

New clues emerge in 30-year-old superconductor mystery

One of the greatest mysteries of experimental physics is how so-called high-temperature superconducting materials work. Despite their name, high-temperature superconductors—materials that carry electrical current with...
Nova Sagittarii 2015 N.2

Study confirms that novae are main source of lithium in the universe

Lithium, the lightest solid element in existence, plays an important role in our lives, both at the biological and the technological level. Like the majority...
quantum objects

Yale researchers track the flow of quantum information

If objects in motion are like rainwater flowing through a gutter and landing in a puddle, then quantum objects in motion are like rainwater...
super-kamiokande neutrinos

Stanford solar physicist finds new way to study the inner workings of the sun

In 2009, applied physicist Peter Sturrock was visiting the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, when the deputy director of the observatory told him...
smallest magnifying glass

World’s smallest magnifying glass makes it possible to see chemical bonds between atoms

For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn't be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a metre. Now,...
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields

Women cannot get better STEM career opportunities even they work like men

Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, "Why can't a woman...
2017 Dannie Heineman Prize

Quantum physicist Carl M. Bender is awarded 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS) announced, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and...
nanoscale satellite ion rocket

Scientists develop a nanoscale satellite ion rocket

In a recent study, scientists operate a nanoscale satellite ion rocket under a microscope and observe how the tiny rocket works. The finding is...
smallest transistor

Scientists develop the smallest transistor that is only 1 nanometer long

High-performance silicon transistors can have gate channel lengths as short as 5 nanometers before source-drain tunneling. However, the loss of electrostatic control can lead...