Squeezing light inside memory devices could help improve performance

Researchers have developed a method to ‘squeeze’ visible light in order to see inside tiny memory devices. The technique will allow researchers to probe how

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics photonics

Astronomers discover the first ‘ultrahot Neptune’: one of nature’s improbable planets

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, has discovered a new class of planet, an ‘ultrahot Neptune’,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics space astronomy exoplanets

Hints of life discovered on Venus

A UK-led team of astronomers has discovered a rare molecule – phosphine – in the clouds of Venus, pointing to the possibility of extra-terrestrial ‘aerial’

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Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics space astronomy solar-system planets

AI shows how hydrogen becomes a metal inside giant planets

Researchers have used a combination of AI and quantum mechanics to reveal how hydrogen gradually turns into a metal in giant planets.

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Sept. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  physics  astrophysics  astronomy  artificial-intelligence  planets  ai

‘Quantum negativity’ can power ultra-precise measurements

Scientists have found that a physical property called ‘quantum negativity’ can be used to take more precise measurements of everything from molecular distances

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July 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: quantum physics

‘Lost’ world’s rediscovery is step towards finding habitable planets

The rediscovery of a lost planet could pave the way for the detection of a world within the habitable ‘Goldilocks zone’ in a distant solar system.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: physics astrophysics astronomy exoplanets

Flashes bright when squeezed tight: how single-celled organisms light up the oceans

Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics light

Shedding light on dark traps

Researchers pinpoint the origin of defects that sap the performance of next-generation solar technology.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 16, 2020 ~18 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics perovskite solar-cells energy

Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Four researchers at the University of Cambridge have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premier research funding body.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  advanced-materials  quantum  physics  materials  optics  archaeology

Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational methods

A new multinational study has shown how the process of distinguishing viruses and bacteria could be accelerated through the use of computational methods.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  dna  physics  genome  bacteria

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