Physics

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...
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...
Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network

Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network

In a new study, researchers demonstrate ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by a laser aboard a satellite 38,000 kilometers above Earth. This is the...
New form of carbon is hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber

New form of carbon is hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber

A team including several Carnegie scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such...
Scientists discover a 2-D magnet

Scientists discover a 2-D magnet

Magnetic materials form the basis of technologies that play increasingly pivotal roles in our lives today, including sensing and hard-disk data storage. But as our...
Weighing a star with gravity

Einstein’s impossible hope comes true: Weighing a star with gravity

A little more than 100 years after Einstein developed his theory of general relativity, researchers have used its laws to observe something the iconic...
Scientists observed gravitational waves for the third time

Scientists observed gravitational waves for the third time

On January 4, 2017, at 11:11:58 CET, scientists observed gravitational waves--ripples in the fabric of spacetime--for the third time. The twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory...