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Watching magnetic nano ‘tornadoes’ in 3D

Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and 'tornadoes' thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

24 Feb 2020 Nature Nanotechnology

New green technology from UMass Amherst generates electricity ‘out of thin air’

Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices.

17 Feb 2020 Nature

Fragile topology: Two new studies explain the strange electron flow in future materials

Researchers demonstrate how the perfect flow of electrons on the surface of some types of topological insulators can be surprisingly fragile.

13 Feb 2020 Science

Entangled laser beams improve the resolution of gravitational-wave detectors

Quantum noise is a limiting issue in high-precision measurements of gravitational waves.

11 Feb 2020 Nature Photonics

Using sound and light to generate ultra-fast data transfer

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the control of terahertz quantum cascade lasers, which could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.

11 Feb 2020 Nature Communications

New droplet-based electricity generator: A drop of water generates 140V power, lighting up 100 LED bulbs

Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further.

5 Feb 2020 Nature

Breakthrough made on the next big step to building the world’s most powerful particle accelerator

This new muon accelerator will give us a better understanding of the fundamental constituents of matter.

5 Feb 2020 Nature

Quantum fluctuations stabilize high-temperature superconductors

The result suggests that superconductivity approaching room temperature may be possible in hydrogen-rich compounds at much lower pressures than previously expected.

5 Feb 2020 Nature

Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Researchers have found that as they move, sand dunes interact with and repel their downstream neighbours.

4 Feb 2020 Physical Review Letters

Making light work

McMaster and Harvard researchers create 'intelligent' interaction between light and material, establishing a promising new platform for computing.

3 Feb 2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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