Physics

How Many Exoplanets Have Been Discovered, and How Many Are Waiting to Be Found?

Astronomers estimate that there are billions of worlds beyond our solar system.

ATLAS Experiment releases 13 TeV LHC open data for science education

The ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has just released the first open dataset from the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) highest-energy run at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV). The new release is specially developed for science education, underlining the collaboration's longstanding commitment to students and teachers using open-access ATLAS data and related tools.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy diagnosis improved by simple accelerometers

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common type of muscular dystrophy, affecting more than 10,000 males at birth per year in the United States with severe physical disability, chronic wasting and muscle deterioration.

Atom or noise? New method helps cryo-EM researchers tell the difference

Cryogenic electron microscopy can in principle make out individual atoms in a molecule, but distinguishing the crisp from the blurry parts of an image can be a challenge. A new mathematical method may help.

The experimental observation of echoes in a single molecule

Echoes, sounds that are repeated or reverberate as a result of waves reflected back to the listener, occur in several physical systems. In physics research, echoes are typically used to eliminate the effects of dephasing caused by a system's interactions with the environment, as well as to unveil the inherent properties of certain objects.

Using sound and light to generate ultra-fast data transfer

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the control of terahertz quantum cascade lasers, which could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second -- around one thousand times quicker than a fast Ethernet operating at 100 megabits a second.

Solar Orbiter Sets Off for Mission to Study the Sun

The joint mission from the ESA and NASA will allow humans to get a closer look at the star at the center of our solar system.

New threads: Nanowires made of tellurium and nanotubes hold promise for wearable tech

Wearable tech requires both strength and flexibility. A new nanowire design -- a boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) filled with tellurium atomic chains -- holds promise for electronics triggered by light and pressure. Physicists have now created and tested the new nanowire alongside carbon nanotubes.

Meet the Physicist Predicting When Online Hate Will Turn to Real-World Violence

The same principles that govern jostling molecules apply to groups of humans as well.

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