Scientists generally imagine atomic nuclei to be more or less spherical clusters of protons and neutrons, but always relatively chaotic. Experiments at the Argonne National Laboratory, inspired by physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, are trying to verify this simple model. To deploy an astronomical analogy, in as much as the majority of nuclei are similar in outline to rocky objects like moons or asteroids, then the nuclei of lead-208 under certain conditions resemble planets surrounded by a dense atmosphere that can move around a rigid core.
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer. The researchers were able to store them in an atomic vapor and read them
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The secret to switching the global energy system entirely to renewables may lay in the universe’s most abundant substance.
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Researchers from the George Washington University have managed to switch consciousness on and off in an epileptic woman by stimulating a single region of t
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The Go-playing program teaches itself to replicate something very much like human intuition, an advance that promises far-reaching consequences.
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Software creates detailed 3D scans of any object using just a phone’s camera and motion sensor.
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(Phys.org)-Is entanglement really necessary for describing the physical world, or is it possible to have some post-quantum theory without entanglement?
As the planet warms, some biologists abandon their faith in total conservation.
They dump thousands of tons of orange peels in a field – 16 years later, the world is astonished by the result.
Portable catalytic system to remove oestrogen mimic from wastewater
Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists. The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated. In one test conducted at Durham University the nanomachines
A skeleton from a Mexican cave is one of the oldest humans ever discovered in North America. Andrew Masterson reports.
The landmark action opens a new chapter in cancer treatment and clears the drug to treat childhood leukemia.
A researcher has patented a straightforward method for synthesizing graphene from graphite that is cheaper and more efficient than traditional methods.
After James Webb retires, the next generation of space telescopes should be able to hunt for Earth 2.0.
For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer’s disease, capturing high-resolution images of the abnormal tau protein deposits suspected to be behind Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerat
Swissloop fez uma transmissão ao vivo.
The Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatoryâs third detection further compounds the mystery of why black holes collide.
Powerful new experiments have uncovered some of the molecular underpinnings of sleep.
Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers.
This man built a water filter unlike any you have seen before.
A Google research team uses Artificial Intelligence to turn Google street view images to art. In future, this could help in mapping remote locations.
Black holes are scary things. But they also might reveal the true nature of the universe to us.
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The geneticist who mapped the human genome talks about synthesizing and editing DNA.
Urban farms are becoming a sustainable way to feed people in the city.
Nanotube weave can light up an LED when pulled
As China moves closer to building a working quantum communications network, the possibility of a quantum internet becomes more and more real.
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The move is aimed to curb the toxic air quality where India has 13 of the most air polluted cities out of the global 20.
Western Digital has announced new 12TB, helium-filled hard drives, with a 14TB drive coming in the near future. The company …
Evidence that the brain may operate on a simple mathematical logic discovered by neuroscientists at Augusta University. …
Three studies of the genomes of 787 people concluded that most non-African DNA in the world comes from a single human exodus from Africa 50,000 to 80,000 years ago. None of the studies found a gene to account for the accelerated progress of those ancient humans, so environment, lifestyle, and other factors were likely responsible.
New research concludes that human lifespan has already reached its peak of 125 years. The research does not take into account synthetic biology and advancements in biotech that could extend lifespans further.