Former Rice University graduate student Xinwei Li in 2016 with the terahertz spectrometer he later used to measure entanglement in the conduction electrons flowing through a “strange metal” compound of ytterbium, rhodium and silicon. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Study Finds Billions of Quantum Entangled Electrons in ‘Strange Metal’ In a […]

Brilliant aurora borealis is captured over Yukon, Canada, during a geomagnetic storm.  FULL IMAGE Credit: Joseph Bradley Beyond Earth’s atmosphere are swirling clouds of energized particles—ions and electrons—that emanate from the sun. This “solar wind” buffets the magnetosphere, the magnetic force field that surrounds Earth. In much the same way […]

Let there be light — and it was directional: The world’s first electrically powered Yagi-Uda antenna was built at the University of Würzburg’s Department of Physics. Credit: Department of Physics / JMU For the first time, physicists from the University of Würzburg have successfully converted electrical signals into photons and […]

Fig.1 Schematic image of fast ignition laser fusion utilizing relativistic effects of ultra-intense laser light A team of researchers at Osaka University has investigated a new method for generating nuclear fusion power, showing that the relativistic effect of ultra-intense laser light improves upon current “fast ignition” methods in laser-fusion research […]

Chaos Leads Scientists to New Understanding of Centuries’-Old Quandary It’s been nearly 350 years since Sir Isaac Newton outlined the laws of motion, claiming “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” These laws laid the foundation to understand our solar system and, more broadly, to understand the […]

Abstraction. Credit: Daria Sokol/MIPT Press Office Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, and N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State University have demonstrated that the coupling elements in magnonic logic circuits are so crucial that a poorly selected waveguide can lead to signal […]