Editor’s Picks

  1. Superradiance: Quantum Effect Detected In Tiny Diamonds

    The effect has been predicted theoretically decades ago - but it is very hard to provide experimental evidence for it: "Superradiance" is the phenomenon of one atom giving off energy in the form of light and causing a large number of other atoms in its immediate vicinity to emit energy as well at the same time. This creates a short, intense flash of light.

  2. Yale Researchers ‘Teleport’ A Quantum Gate

    Yale University researchers have demonstrated one of the key steps in building the architecture for modular quantum computers: the “teleportation” of a quantum gate between two qubits, on demand.

  3. Molecular Switches Are Not Just ‘On’ Or ‘Off’

    It is not always easy to see if a switch is on or off! A new study shows that the same can be true of a molecular switch. This knowledge gives a new insight into the molecular switches, the GTPases, many of which have medical potential.

  4. Just Seven Photons Can Act Like Billions

    A system made of just a handful of particles acts just like larger systems, allowing scientists to study quantum behaviour more easily.

  5. Discovered: Optimal Magnetic Fields For Suppressing Instabilities In Tokamaks

    Fusion, the power that drives the sun and stars, produces massive amounts of energy. Scientists here on Earth seek to replicate this process, which merges light elements in the form of hot, charged plasma composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei, to create a virtually inexhaustible supply of power to generate electricity in what may be called a “star in a jar.”

  6. Golden Sandwich Could Make The World More Sustainable

    Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods.

  7. Terahertz Spectroscopy Enters The Single-Molecule Regime

    The interaction of light with matter is the basis of spectroscopy, a set of techniques lying at the heart of physics and chemistry. From infrared light to X-rays, a broad sweep of wavelengths is used to stimulate vibrations, electron transitions, and other processes, thus probing the world of atoms and molecules.

  8. Scientists Pioneer A New Way To Turn Sunlight Into Fuel

    The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering the photosynthetic machinery in plants.

  9. Fish-Eye Lens May Entangle Pairs Of Atoms

    Nearly 150 years ago, the physicist James Maxwell proposed that a circular lens that is thickest at its center, and that gradually thins out at its edges, should exhibit some fascinating optical behavior.

  10. UltraVolt Serves As Second Source For The Military
    UltraVolt Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of standard-product high-voltage power supplies, has reconfirmed its commitment to act as a second source for older obsolete military high-voltage power supplies