Illustration of gravitational waves produced by two orbiting black holes. CfA scientists have described a sensitive new method for detecting gravitational waves. Credit: Henze/NASA The recent detection of gravitation waves (GW) from the merger of two black holes of about thirty solar-masses each with the ground-based LIGO facility has generated renewed enthusiasm for developing even

Researchers at QuTech have built an on-chip microwave laser based on a fundamental aspect of superconductivity, the AC Josephson effect. The device is made from a single nanoscale Josephson junction strongly coupled to a superconducting cavity. When a small DC voltage is applied across the junction by a battery, the difference in energy causes microwaves

A mystery concerning the structure of protons is a step closer to being solved, thanks to a seven-year experiment led by researchers at MIT. Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT A mystery concerning the structure of protons is a step closer to being solved, thanks to a seven-year experiment led by researchers at MIT. For many years researchers

Using shaped laser pulses — ultrashort, tuned bursts of coherent light — might make it possible to nudge atoms in a deuterium/tritium molecule close enough to fuse, according to a new study. Researchers at Rice University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chile suggested that quantum-controlled fusion may provide a possible

Visualization of a hybrid bipartite entanglement between a single photon (blue) and an atomic spin-wave excitation inside quantum memory glass cell, subsequently confirmed in the detection process of a second photon (red). Presented setup enables the demonstration of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox with true positions and momenta. (Source: UW Physics, Michal Dabrowski). Credit:UW Physics, Michal Dabrowski New

Credit: public domain Researchers from The University of Manchester have shown it is possible to build a new super-fast form of computer that “grows as it computes”. Professor Ross D King and his team have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of engineering a nondeterministic universal Turing machine (NUTM), and their research is to

Laser light shows the nanopatterned structure of a chiral metamaterial developed by researchers in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have demonstrated an optical metamaterial whose chiroptical properties in the nonlinear regime produce a significant spectral shift with

The encryption codes that safeguard internet data today won’t be secure forever. Future quantum computers may have the processing power and algorithms to crack them. Nathan Hamlin, instructor and director of the WSU Math Learning Center, is helping to prepare for this eventuality. He is the author of a new paper in the Open Journal

This schematic illustrates how tailored surface profiles can create patterned optically generated acoustic fields in 3-D. Credit: Brown et al. Limitations of the piezoelectric array technologies conventionally used for ultrasonics inspired a group of University College London researchers to explore an alternative mechanism for generating ultrasound via light, also known as the photoacoustic effect. Coupling

Hydrogenation forms a mixture of lithium amide and hydride (light blue) as an outer shell around a lithium nitride particle (dark blue) nanoconfined in carbon. Nanoconfinement suppresses all other intermediate phases to prevent interface formation, which has the effect of dramatically improving the hydrogen storage performance. Credit: Sandia National Laboratories Sometimes, you have to go

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