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
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