Team creates ‘holy grail’ of superconductors

"...with this kind of technology, you can take society into a superconducting society where you'll never need things like batteries again."

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics electricity materials-science superconductors temperature magnetism featured science-and-technology

It only takes minutes for Earth to grow gems

In some cooling magmas, crystals can grow up to a yard in just one day, according to a new study.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics science-and-technology earth-and-environment lithium crystals magma

Team builds colloidal diamonds, ‘Holy Grail’ of photonics

Creating colloidal diamonds, a long-awaited photonic technique, could change the development and use of optical technologies over the next decade.

Karl Greenberg-NYU • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics optics lasers photons materials-science science-and-technology shapes

Classic idea clarifies weird quantum action in ultracold gas

An odd new experiment may offer a path towards a connection between classical and quantum physics. It's a goal scientists have chased for decades.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics temperature atoms quantum-physics science-and-technology gases

Photon device offers ‘X-ray vision’ through fog

A new algorithm lets researchers reconstruct the movements of photons to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics vision lasers light photons algorithms science-and-technology fog

AC can boost COVID-19’s spread indoors

A look at "super-spreading" events shows that air conditioning may be making things worse by recirculating coronavirus particles indoors.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics covid-19 viruses featured health-and-medicine

Quantum cosmology explains anomalies beyond Einstein’s physics

Quantum cosmology takes us "beyond the continuum described by general relativity where Einstein's physics breaks down—for example beyond the Big Bang."

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics space quantum-physics science-and-technology albert-einstein

Age of the universe? Team says 12.6 billion years

Scientists tweaked a 90-year-old computational model to come up with a new age for the universe. The result? 12.6 billion years old.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics universe big-bang galaxies science-and-technology

Simulations highlight “messy” Mars landings

Researchers aim to update Apollo-era information about rocket-powered landings on dusty celestial bodies like Mars with new supercomputer simulations.

Jim Lynch-Michigan • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics soil mars spacecraft science-and-technology dust

Team creates vesicles without any lipids

Scientists have created hollow, spherical sacks called vesicles by using protein and RNA, not lipids.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics rna cells proteins science-and-technology

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