There are several different ways to trap light and now, researchers have designed another method to manage the feat. Scientists at MIT have developed a new system that pits light waves against light waves; the technique could have a wide variety of practical applications.
When water becomes cold, it usually turns into ice. Now scientists have discovered that water transforms into a new kind of liquid when its supercooled to extreme temperatures.
Creating normal space-time from an earlier state dominated by quantum gravity has been studied for years; now, recent analyses reveal that not all elementary particles may be subject to the same space-time.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, US, is home to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), which produces the most intense neutron beams in the world. Scientists study how the neutrons scatter when different materials are exposed to the beams.
The radioactive element astatine, the name of which is derived from the Greek word for 'instability,' is so rare on earth that it has not yet been investigated to any greater extent and, as a consequence, very little is known about it.
Superconductivity occurs when matter is able to conduct electricity without any resistance. Now, scientists have found some surprising superconductivity in a solvent.
There's been a lot of talk about the D-Wave processor housed at the USC-Lockheed Marin Quantum Computing Center. Now, scientists have discovered that the D-Wave processor behaves in a manner that indicates that quantum mechanics has a functional role in the way it works.
Research into the puzzling nature of turbulence is essential because of its impact on the flow physics of liquids and gases. It is fundamental to understanding the air surrounding a bird or an airliner, flow inside a jet engine, or the continuous flow of air around wind turbines. Greek philosopher H...
The harsh environment of deep space doesn't seem like it would be conducive to chemical reactions. Yet alcohols are both formed and destroyed in space; now, scientists have discovered that a quantum mechanical phenomenon known as "quantum tunneling" may be to blame.
As rapidly increasing demand for bandwidth strains the Internet's capacity, a team of engineers has devised a new fiber optic technology that promises to increase bandwidth dramatically. The new technology could enable Internet providers to offer much greater connectivity -- from decreased network c...
The development of an easy to use, low cost method of detecting dengue virus in mosquitoes based on gold nanoparticles is reported in BioMed Central's open access journal Virology Journal. The assay is able to detect lower levels of the virus than current tests, and is easy to transport and use in r...