Physics

Study confirms magnetic properties of silicon nano-ribbons

Nano-ribbons of silicon configured so the atoms resemble chicken wire could hold the key to ultrahigh density data storage and information processing systems of the future, according to new research.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/matter_energy/physics/~4/Yqa... height="1" width="1"/>

Method uses cosmic rays to gather detailed information from inside damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors

(Phys.org)—Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised a method to use cosmic rays to gather detailed information from inside the damaged cores of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, which were heavily damaged in March 2011 by a tsunami that followed a great earthquake.

New technique for sorting live cells may expedite biomedical research

(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses sound waves to rapidly separate selected collections of cells for use in biomedical research.

Developing the next generation of microsensors: Microscale optical accelerometer created

Setting the stage for a new class of motional sensors, researchers have developed a new ultrasensitive, microchip-scale accelerometer that uses laser light to measure displacement.

Bus service for qubits: Spin-orbit qubits are right at home in electrical circuits

Superconducting circuit technology meets semiconductor qubit technology to afford a means of moving quantum information from one place to another in future quantum computers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/matter_energy/physics/~4/KKe... height="1" width="1"/>

New instrument brings long-sought improvements to EUV testing and calibration

(Phys.org)—NIST's ability to test and calibrate sensors in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) range – wavelengths of key importance to space-weather observations and microchip lithography, among other fields – is about to improve dramatically with the arrival of a proven and powerful instrument.

Controlling single electrons for novel devices

European scientists conducted groundbreaking single-electron experiments with exciting results for the field of nanoelectronics and quantum computing.

One million UK jobs depend on physics: Report

A new report from the Institute of Physics (IOP) shows that four percent of employees in the United Kingdom work in companies that would not exist without the physics base, or without employees that have an advanced understanding of physics.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/matter_energy/physics/~4/cFk... height="1" width="1"/>

Coverage Set For Next Soyuz Crew Launch to Space Station

NASA Television will provide live coverage of next week's launch and docking of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station.

NASA Statement On Alpha Centauri Planet Discovery

The following is a statement about the European Southern Observatory's latest exoplanet discovery from NASA's Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator, Dr. John Grunsfeld.

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