Physics

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have recently reported a breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Such cells could help create better solar receptors, improving both capacity and utilization of current devices – ...

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Nothing Boring About Watching Paint Dry

Nothing Boring About Watching Paint Dry

Scientists from Yale University have recently presented a new technique to study the mechanics of colloidal coatings as they dry and peel. The study shows that complex physical principles are involved with these processes, and understanding them better could improve ...

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Print Your Own Lasers

Print Your Own Lasers

Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Padua, Italy, have recently presented a development that offers futuristic printing technology. The new development is based on lasers instead of conventional ink, and it could provide users faster ...

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One More Step on the Path to Quantum Computers

One More Step on the Path to Quantum Computers

A team of physicists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany has recently published an article describing an extremely strong interaction between light and matter. Their study brings quantum computers a step closer to realization, since quantum physics relies heavily upon ...

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Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

An international team of scientists recently published surprising results regarding atoms’ structure, showing that it’s possible to create “hollow” atoms by stripping electrons one-by-one. Their work used one of the world’s most powerful X-ray lasers, located at the Department of ...

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‘Catastrophic Event’ Behind Halt of Star Birth

‘Catastrophic Event’ Behind Halt of Star Birth

Astronomers from Durham University have recently found evidence for a “catastrophic cosmic event” that is believed to be responsible for halting the birth of stars during the early universe. By focusing research on a specific galaxy, they studied its gravity ...

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Automated Origami

Automated Origami

Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed a sheet capable of folding itself into traditional origami shapes. Consisting of 32 triangular glass fiber tiles with elastomer joints studded with thin metal actuators ...

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Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Las Alamos, New Mexico have discovered a ribbon of solar material collected at the very edge of the solar system. The High Energy Neutral Atom Imager on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has ...

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Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

Materials scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced a new way to harvest small amounts of waste energy, thus harnessing it to turn water into usable hydrogen fuel. The new process provides many benefits including simplicity, efficiency, and the ...

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Scientists Shed Light on the Mysterious Neutrino

Scientists Shed Light on the Mysterious Neutrino

Queen Mary’s Particle Physics Research Centre has recently received access to data from the T2K experiment, which dealt with the Neutrino – one of the most baffling particle physicists explore. Using this data, a collaborative team of scientists hope to ...

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