Latest Physical Review Letters Stories

2010-11-30 19:17:55

Scientists can use cylinders as small as teapots to study the mechanisms involved in powerful hurricanes and other swirling natural phenomena.

2010-11-29 14:12:24

UBC and TRIUMF physicists have proposed a unified explanation for dark matter and the so-called baryon asymmetry--the apparent imbalance of matter with positive baryon charge and antimatter with negative baryon charge in the Universe.

2010-11-27 15:49:26

After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe’s life.

2010-11-19 09:04:40

Scientists have simulated, for the first time, the merger of two black holes of vastly different sizes, with one mass 100 times larger than the other.

2010-11-15 19:35:22

Annoyed by how long it took his computer to boot up, Kläui began to think about an alternative.

2010-11-09 20:50:57

As if borrowing from a scene in a science fiction movie, researchers at Kyoto University have successfully developed a kind of tractor beam that can be used to manipulate networks of molecules.

2010-11-09 20:48:21

Quantum computers should be much easier to build than previously thought, because they can still work with a large number of faulty or even missing components.

2010-11-04 17:47:45

The results of a high-profile Fermilab physics experiment involving a University of Michigan professor appear to confirm strange 20-year-old findings that poke holes in the standard model, suggesting the existence of a new elementary particle: a fourth flavor of neutrino.

2010-11-04 17:42:04

New York University researchers have developed a method to shape solid materials using a corn starch solution.

2010-10-26 22:33:45

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has detected six isotopes, never seen before, of the superheavy elements 104 through 114.

Word of the Day
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.