Device creates negative mass—and a novel way to generate lasers

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In this optical microcavity, created by the lab of Nick Vamivakas, confined … Continue reading Device creates negative mass—and a novel way to generate lasers

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Atom-length measurement

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ESA Top News Description A prototype atom interferometer chip in a vacuum chamber, harnessing the quantum behaviour of atoms to … Continue reading Atom-length measurement

New Recipe For Heating Nuclear Fusion Plasma Boosts Ion Energy Output 10 Times

The worst thing that could possibly be said about the process is it releases large numbers of high velocity neutrons. Thankfully these can be absorbed by a blanket of lithium, where they can be recycled to make more fuel.

Not one, not two, but five new particles discovered with the Large Hadron Collider

Operating at unprecedented luminosities, the LHCb experiment at CERN has revealed a system of five “glue-like” particles that interact through the strong and weak nuclear forces. The particles are called … Continue reading Not one, not two, but five new particles discovered with the Large Hadron Collider

Existence of a new quasiparticle demonstrated

Artist’s impression of the angulon quasiparticle formed from a methane molecule in superfluid helium. Credit: IST Austria How do molecules rotate in a solvent? Answering this question is complicated, since … Continue reading Existence of a new quasiparticle demonstrated

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics

Estimated failure rates from single event upsets at the transistor, integrated circuit and device level for the last three semiconductor architectures. Credit: Bharat Bhuva, Vanderbilt University You may not realize … Continue reading Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics