Artificial intelligence interfaced with the Large Hadron Collider can lead to higher precision in data analysis, which can improve measurements of fundamental physics properties and potentially lead to new discoveries. Credit: FermiLab A new machine learning technology tested by an international team of scientists including MIT Assistant Professor Philip Harris […]

Doped charges in the CuO2 planes of cuprate superconductors form regular one-dimensional ‘stripes’ at low temperatures. Excitation with ultrafast near-infrared pulses allows direct observation of diffusive charge dynamics, which may be involved in the establishing in-plane superconductivity. Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Illinois and SLAC researchers use a new […]

This greatly magnified image shows four layers of atomically thin materials that form a heat-shield just two to three nanometers thick, or roughly 50,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper. Credit: National Institute of Standards and Technology Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices can […]

The principle of reactor operation verification with antineutrino monitors. The process for verifying reactor inventory integrity with antineutrinos bears similarities to biometric scans such as retinal identity verification. Credit: Georgia Tech    ENLARGE Technology to measure the flow of subatomic particles known as antineutrinos from nuclear reactors could allow continuous […]

Three of the images collected at Argonne National Laboratory’s Dynamic Compression Sector, highlighting diffracted signals recorded on the X-ray detector. Section 1 shows the starting face-centered cubic structure; Section 2 shows the new body-centered cubic structure at 220 GPa; and Section 3 shows the liquid gold at 330 GPa. Credit: […]

This image of the Crab Nebula in x-rays shows the pulsar clearly spinning at the nebula’s center. (Credit: NASA/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al.) Astronomers using the Tibet AS-gamma Experiment have discovered the highest-energy light ever measured from an astrophysical source. Photons streaming from the Crab Nebula were recently measured at energies […]