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Researchers Develop 'Spinning Trap' To Measure Electron Roundness
2013-12-05 19:47:47

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) JILA researchers have developed a method of spinning electric and magnetic fields around trapped molecular ions to measure whether the ions' tiny electrons are truly round—research with major implications for future scientific understanding of the universe. As described in the Dec. 6, 2013, issue of Science, the JILA team used their new spinning method to make their first measurement of the electron's roundness—technically, the...

Making Magnets With Ultra Cold Atoms
2013-11-27 16:53:05

University of Hamburg Magnets have fascinated mankind for millenia. From the Greek philosophers to scientists of the modern era, which saw the rise of quantum mechanics, magnets have been pondered and investigated. Nowadays, they are not only intriguing oddities of nature, but also constitute crucial building blocks of modern technology: Ranging from data storage over medical instrumentation to transportation. And yet, to this day, they continue to puzzle scientists. A novel approach to...

Single-atom Bit Forms Smallest Memory In The World
2013-11-18 12:09:44

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Control of the Magnetic Moment of Single Atoms Is the Key to Compact Data Memories and Quantum Computers One atom equals one bit: According to this design principle, we would like to construct magnetic data memories in the future. Presently, a compound of several million atoms is needed to stabilize a magnetic bit in a way that hard disk data are secure for several years. However, researchers from KIT have just made a big step towards a single-atom...

Heisenberg's Hunch Was Correct
2013-10-18 08:20:15

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students of physics are almost universally perplexed when they are first exposed to the paradoxical world of quantum mechanics. The reason the field is so difficult to wrap one’s mind around is that the behavior of quantum systems is fundamentally different from the macroscopic world in which we spend our lives. One of the guiding principles of the quantum world is a set of statements known as Heisenberg's error-disturbance...

2013-09-24 13:16:54

Promising candidate for information processing with magnetic molecules Magnetic molecules are regarded as promising functional units for the future of information processing. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Jülich and Aachen were the first to produce particularly robust magnetic molecules that enable a direct electrical readout of magnetic information. This was made possible by selecting the rare earth metal neodymium as the central building block of the molecule. The team's...

Beam Me Up Scotty: Physicists Calculate Energy Needed For Teleportation
2013-07-30 13:53:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physics students have determined what energy it would take in order for the fictional Star Trek character Scotty to beam up Captain Kirk. Four University of Leicester physics students published a paper in the School's Journal of Physics Special Topics explaining that the energy required to teleport one person is shown to be dependent on bandwidth, meaning a decrease in time creates an increase in power consumption. In order for a...

Quantum Tunneling Is The Secret To Alcohol Reactions In Space
2013-06-30 12:56:40

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Understanding chemical reactions in space is incredibly difficult. First of all, the extremely cold temperatures would all but preclude most chemicals mixing, as there is simply insufficient energy to ignite the reactions. Yet, observational data suggests that complex compounds are being created in this inhospitable environment. Now, however, a new study reveals that a quantum effect known to be the key in stellar physics may...

Magnetic Fire Reveals Energy's Path
2013-05-14 06:16:33

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The most efficient ways of storing energy is within electric and magnetic fields. And as the world proceeds to develop ever more efficient and “green” energy solutions, understanding the nature of these fields and how the energy propagates is essential. One of the challenges is understanding how energy flows through magnetic materials. Researchers have been trying for decades to draw a parallel between the...

2013-05-07 23:32:38

Actus Potentia´s Arithmetic software (http://www.actuspotentia.com/Arithmetic.shtml) contains modules that add application and purpose to Arithmetic. Practical story problems and problems in science and engineering put arithmetic in context and motivate students to choose and pursue professional careers in science, technology, and engineering. Ames, Iowa (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 In the beginning stages, arithmetic lessons comprise of basic operations with fractions and decimal numbers....

2013-05-08 00:21:32

KILAUEA, Hawaii, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking paper published last week sheds new light on the theory of gravity and the potential to significantly impact global issues facing the human race, including alternative energy sources. Nassim Haramein, Director of Research at the Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics (HIUP), has authored a paper titled "Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass," which has been validated and published in the peer review journal, Physical Review and...


Latest Introductory physics Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

General Relativity -- General Relativity is the common name for the theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915. According to general relativity the force of gravity is a manifestation of the local geometry of spacetime. Although the modern theory is due to Einstein, its origins go back to the axioms of Euclidean geometry and the many attempts over the centuries to prove Euclid's fifth postulate, that parallel lines remain always equidistant, culminating with the...

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Escape Velocity -- An escape velocity is the minimum speed at which an object without propulsion can move away from a source of a gravitational field indefinitely if there is no friction. This definition may need modification for the practical problem of two or more sources in some cases. In any case, the object is assumed to be a point with a mass that is negligible compared with that of the source of the field, usually an excellent approximation. It is commonly described as the speed...

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