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NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory Creates Atomic Dance
2014-09-29 03:24:59

The goal of NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is to study ultra-cold quantum gases in a facility instrument developed for use on the International Space Station.

Consider The ‘Anticrystal’
2014-07-08 03:20:56

For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make.

New State of Matter Predicted By MIPT-based Researcher
2014-06-18 03:34:00

A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in apreviously unknown state – in the form ofaone-dimensional liquid, which cannot be described within the framework of existing models.

2014-05-08 09:33:20

"What a curious feeling," says Alice in Lewis Carroll's tale, as she shrinks to a fraction of her size, and everything around her suddenly looks totally unfamiliar.

2014-04-25 09:00:26

Colorful church windows, beads on a necklace and many of our favorite plastics share something in common -- they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses.

Cold Atom Lab
2014-02-01 05:43:32

The coldest spot on the universe will soon be onboard the International Space Station (ISS), as NASA researchers are developing a new device that will allow them to study matter at temperatures nearing absolute zero.

Dusty Plasmas Illuminated By Space Station For A Wide Range Of Research
2013-07-11 11:57:27

One of the most frequently-used physics laboratories on the International Space Station recently completed its final set of experiments.

Measuring Magnetic Fingerprints Of Superfluid Helium-3
2013-05-22 13:47:30

Superconducting sensors of PTB allow highly sensitive measurements of the nuclear magnetic resonance of thin helium-3 layers

Researchers Find Earth Center Is 1800 Degrees Hotter Than Thought
2013-04-26 09:04:03

The temperature near the Earth's core is approximately 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit a team of scientists has determined. This is 1,000 degrees hotter than in a previous experiment conducted 20 years prior.


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