Latest Physical quantities Stories
An optical clock with neutral strontium atoms is considered one of the top candidates for the definition of a "new" second. The probabilities have increased considerably, since its frequency will now be determined more accurately (probably by an order of magnitude).
On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits.
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials.
Northwestern University scientists have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity.
Meteorologists have ended an 80-year debate over where and what the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was.
As scientists learn to manipulate little-understood nanoscale materials, they are laying the foundation for a future of more compact, efficient, and innovative devices.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.