Physics & Mathematics

Electron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter

It’s not an electron. But it sure does act like one. Northwestern University researchers have made a strange and startling discovery that nanoparticles engineered with...

Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid

The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping...

Cold quasars could rewrite our understanding of a galaxy’s lifecycle

Astronomers have discovered a new class of “cold quasars” that could change our perception of how galaxies mature. The discovery was announced June 12 at...

Technique pulls interstellar magnetic fields within easy reach

A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields — which weave through space in...

What if dark matter is lighter?

The search for dark matter is expanding. And going small. While dark matter abounds in the universe - it is by far the most common...

Physicists can predict the jumps of Schrödinger’s cat (and finally save it)

Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrödinger’s famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps...

Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds As Well As Steel – At Less Than...

Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel...

The Earth’s rotation moves water in Lake Garda

Lake Garda has not yet revealed all of its secrets. This attractive tourist destination, unique for its physical and environmental characteristics, is also a...

Bats have an ambulance in their ears

Anybody who has been passed by an ambulance at high speed has experienced a physical effect called the Doppler shift: As the ambulance moves...

2017 North Korean nuclear test 10x larger than previous tests

North Korea detonated a nuclear device in 2017 equivalent to about 250 kilotons of TNT, a new study estimates, creating an explosion 16 times...

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