Latest Physical Review Letters Stories

2010-10-12 17:03:30

It may seem obvious that dunking relatively spherical objects in a sauce — blueberries in melted chocolate, say — will result in an array of completely encapsulated berries.

2010-10-12 08:07:44

Tiny creatures may play a crucial role in mixing ocean nutrients.

2010-10-05 10:18:45

From Earth, the Sun looks like a calm, placid body that does little more than shine brightly while marching across the sky.

2010-10-01 14:06:16

Vermont scientists invent new way to view atomic motion of proteins.

2010-09-27 17:41:39

At the Large Hadron Collider at CERN protons crash into each other at incredibly high energies in order to 'smash' the protons and to study the elementary particles of nature – including quarks.

2010-09-25 00:22:19

Individuals within a networked system coordinate their activities by communicating to each other information such as their position, speed, or intention.

2010-09-01 20:55:08

A new experiment proposed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may allow researchers to test the effects of gravity with unprecedented precision at very short distances—a scale at which exotic new details of gravity's behavior may be detectable.

2010-08-24 10:35:00

Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.

2010-08-18 10:30:00

Physicists from UCLA and Japan have discovered evidence of "natural nuclear accelerators" at work in our Milky Way galaxy, based on an analysis of data from the world's largest cosmic ray detector.

2010-08-16 17:53:37

A large collaboration of physicists working at the Fermilab Tevatron particle collider has discovered evidence of an explanation for the prevalence of matter over antimatter in the universe.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
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