Why do some icicles have ripples while others remain smooth? Good question--and one that scientists decided to investigate in order to learn more about the physics of water. Now, they've uncovered the answer to the question, revealing a little bit more about the dynamics of water.
The proposal of Michal to test beer brewing in microgravity has won him the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education competition and his prize winning entry will be launched into the space in December.
The first stable superconductor designed entirely on the computer has been successfully synthesized, according to results published this week in the journal Physical Review Letters.
In 1964, two scientists were working independently on a theory. They were trying to determine exactly how particles acquired mass, which contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles. Now, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2013 Nobel Prize...
Experiments may help in the design of new sources of extreme ultraviolet light for making integrated circuits with next generation lithography
Physicists have extended evidence of quantum behavior further into the large-scale world of everyday life. They've managed to "entangle" a microscopic mechanical drum with electrical signals. The findings could have implications for the future of quantum computers.
It turns out that some droplets are a bit more powerful than others. Scientists have discovered that tiny water droplets that form on a superhydrophobic surface and then "jump" away carry an electric charge.
It turns out that small droplets are a lot more unusual than you might think. Physicists have managed to make a small fluid droplet levitate on the surface of a vibrating bath, walking or bouncing across as it's propelled by its own wave field.
A subatomic soup filled our early universe. Yet it eventually "froze out" to form the atoms of today's world. Now, scientists are taking a closer look at this subatomic soup and the transition that took place by examining the nuclear phase diagram, a type of map that reveals different phases of the ...
An X-ray light beam with a diameter of just 5 nanometers was created by researchers from University of Gottingen. This fine X -ray beam can advance materials research, including search for nanowires that can be used to make efficient solar cells.
Black holes may not be as smooth as scientists once believed. One theory seems to indicate that these black holes may have "hair." The findings could lead to a new understanding of black holes, which could impact future models.
Could particle accelerators be small enough to fit on a grain of rice? Apparently they could in the future. Scientists have used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip. The findings could dramatically alter the way we use...