Is dark matter older than the Big Bang?

Exactly what dark matter is and how it came to be is still a mystery, but new calculations could add to our understanding of its origins.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology big-bang dark-matter physics space

Einstein’s ideas hold up in black hole test

New research puts Einstein's theories of relativity to the test in a unique laboratory—the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes milky-way physics space

With a twist, graphene shows new kind of magnetism

"Accidental exploration" helped physicists discover a new kind of magnetism in graphene, one that had been predicted but not yet observed.

Ker Than-Caltech | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology graphene magnets materials-science physics quantum-computers

Hacking self-driving cars could cause mass mayhem

Hacking cars could plunge a city into gridlock and it wouldn't even take hacking a majority of internet-connected vehicles to do it.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hackers internet-of-things physics security self-driving-cars vehicles

‘Quantum microphone’ can count individual particles of sound

A new "quantum microphone," the most sensitive in the world, is so precise it can measure single particles of sound, called phonons.

Ker Than-Stanford | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers quantum-physics sounds

2D materials insight opens door for next-gen devices

A visualization of the electronic structure of semiconductors made with 2D materials may pave the way for quantum computers and better mobile devices.

U. Washington | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science mobile-devices physics quantum-computers semiconductors

Hot experiment brings molecular computing one step closer

The first measurement of heat transfer through a single molecule could pave the way for molecular computing.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers molecules nanotechnology physics temperature

Laser cooling chills radium ions for the first time

The first successful laser cooling of radium ions could open up new paths of discovery in physics, some of which may violate traditional rules.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | July 18, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology ions lasers physics radium temperature

Quantum control with light paves way for ultra-fast computers

A new method of controlling quantum properties with light could help scientists "create crazy-fast quantum computers by nudging supercurrents."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers light quantum-physics superconductors

The ‘arrow of time’ (mostly) moves forward in quantum systems

New experiments with "movies" of quantum systems show that they follow the second law of thermodynamics—most of the time, that is.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | July 15, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology physics quantum-physics

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