Latest Dmitry Budker Stories

2013-07-29 16:23:33

Albert Einstein's assertion that there's an ultimate speed limit – the speed of light – has withstood countless tests over the past 100 years, but that didn't stop University of California, Berkeley, postdoc Michael Hohensee and graduate student Nathan Leefer from checking whether some particles break this law.

Researchers Extend Electron Spin In Diamond For Incredibly Tiny Magnetic Detectors
2013-05-10 10:18:01

From brain to heart to stomach, the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses, trace drugs – and maybe even read minds.

2011-05-20 12:07:43

Berkeley Lab nuclear physicists and materials scientists contribute to a remarkable advance in nuclear magnetic resonance.

2011-04-08 09:50:36

Scientists' attempt to measure biomagnetism in plants sets upper limit for what they generate.

2011-02-15 07:55:00

Physicists propose beaming laser at atmospheric sodium to measure global magnetic field.

2010-09-16 21:04:52

Magnetometers come in many shapes and sizes – an ordinary hand-held compass is the simplest – but alkali-vapor magnetometers are extrasensitive devices that measure magnetic fields using light and atoms.

2010-06-27 13:23:07

The best theory for explaining the subatomic world got its start in 1928 when theorist Paul Dirac combined quantum mechanics with special relativity to explain the behavior of the electron.

2010-06-25 10:16:06

Experiment tests underpinnings of quantum field theory, Bose-Einstein statistics of photons.

2009-07-22 15:55:00

Ytterbium was discovered in 1878, but until it recently became useful in atomic clocks, the soft metal rarely made the news. Now ytterbium has a new claim to scientific fame.

Word of the Day
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.