Physics

Time crystals can physically exist and benefit quantum computing, says new study

Time crystals can physically exist and benefit quantum computing, says new study

An Aalto University study has provided new evidence that time crystals can physically exist - a claim currently under hot debate. A time crystal is...
Gravitational waves help unravel mystery of gamma ray bursts in space

Gravitational waves help unravel mystery of gamma ray bursts in space

The data collected during historic first detection of a binary neutron star collision is helping astrophysicists further unravel the mystery of gamma-ray bursts in...
Astronomers discover ghostly galaxy with almost no dark matter

Astronomers discover ghostly galaxy with almost no dark matter

A team of astronomers has discovered a unique galaxy—the first of its kind—that appears to contain virtually no dark matter. It is an exceptional find...
New materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy

New materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy

Imagine being able to power your car partly from the heat that its engine gives off. Or what if you could get a portion of...
Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat

Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically...
Nuclear physicists leap into quantum computing with first simulations of atomic nucleus

Nuclear physicists leap into quantum computing with first simulations of atomic nucleus

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The results,...
Diamond ‘spin-off’ tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

Diamond ‘spin-off’ tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

It may sound contradictory, but diamonds are the key to a new technique that could provide a very-low-cost alternative to multimillion-dollar medical imaging and...
Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory

Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory

A process similar to guitar tuning improves storage time of quantum memory A quantum internet promises completely secure communication. But using quantum bits or qubits to...

Hot bodies are attractive

Our physical attraction to hot bodies is real, according to UC Berkeley physicists. To be clear, they’re not talking about sexual attraction to a “hot”...
New insights on dark energy in the universe

New insights on dark energy in the universe

The universe is not only expanding - it is accelerating outward, driven by what is commonly referred to as "dark energy." The term is a...