Insects are dexterous creatures in the air, quickly changing directions as they hover, stall, dive and weave. Now, scientists have identified some of the underlying physics of insect flight, explaining how they can recover so quickly from a stall midflight, unlike conventional fixed wing aircraft.
Scientists have managed to simulate the key processes of photosynthesis on a quantum level with high spatial and temporal resolution. The findings are an important step toward answering the question of how quantum physics can contribute to the efficiency of energy conversion in synthetic systems.
Earth apparently has no special place in the universe--at least not when it comes to the cosmic growth of the system. Scientists have ruled out a controversial theory that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion.
With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fibre optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.
Physicists have unveiled a new atomic clock that promises to boost precision. They've created a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold rubidium atoms instead of the usual hot atoms, a switch the promises improved precision and stability.
MIT team documents a never-before-seen coupling of photons with electrons on the surface of an exotic crystal.
Scientific output is not just about academic papers. Datasets, along with other products of research, such as software and various forms of multimedia, also need to be made citable so that sharing and reuse can be facilitated, as well as tracked.
Calculations plus experimental data help map nuclear phase diagram, offering insight into transition that mimics formation of visible matter in universe today
New MIT-led experiment could finally shed light on the mysteries of dark matter.
Identifying new superconductor materials that would be more practical to use in everyday applications would be a major technological breakthrough with huge benefits for our electricity-hungry civilization.
Converting heat directly into power could be a major source of renewable energy. A novel approach to study this so called thermoelectricity may help to design new materials that are highly efficient. In an experiment with cold atoms trapped by lasers at ETH Zurich an international group of physicist...
Quantum forces, most notably the Casimir effect, can play havoc if you need to keep closely spaced surfaces from coming together. Scientists that work to engineer nanoscale machines know this only too well and now, they may have found a way to counteract this effect. It turns out that these sticky e...