Method for Predicting Dirac Points Developed, Helping Next-Generation Electronics Research

Figure 1: This diagram reveals the electronic band structure of palladium ditelluride. Band crossings are suggested in red, and Dirac points are viewed as sharp peaks. © 2018 RIKEN... Read more »

Weird quantum particles simulated in droplet of ultracold gas | Science

Heikka Valja In physics, theorists are typically way ahead of the curve in explaining exactly what unusual quantum particles might and must exist. Now, physicists in the United States... Read more »

An ‘insider’s look’ at Tropical Cyclone 11S from NASA’s Aqua Satellite

IMAGE: On March 2 at 5:05 a.m. EST (10:05 UTC) NASA’s Aqua satellite found cloud top temperatures of strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Tropical Storm 11S. Temperatures were as cold as... Read more »

Dual frequency comb generated on a single chip using a single laser

A compact, integrated, silicon-based chip used to generate dual combs for extremely fast molecular spectroscopy. Credit: A. Dutt, A. Mohanty, E. Shim, G. Patwardhan/Columbia Engineering In a new paper... Read more »

Max Planck Society opens South American outpost

Partner institute in Buenos Aires will concentrate on neuroscience and drug advancement. Limit Planck Society’s very first station in South America has actually opened in Buenos Aires. Ministry of... Read more »

Nanoparticle solar cells make light work :

Published online 3 November 2011 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2011.628 Corrected online: 9 November 2011 Cheap, printable photovoltaics might finally live up to their early promise. Need power? Just print... Read more »

Ammonium dichromate volcano

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Luminol oxidation reaction with potassium ferricyanide

Luminol oxidation response with potassium ferricyanide Read more »

A New Way to Combine Soft Materials

An unmodified hydrogel (left) peels off easily from an elastomer. A chemically-bonded hydrogel and elastomer (right) are tough to peel apart, leaving residue behind (Image courtesy of Suo Lab/Harvard... Read more »

Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology’s biggest controversy?

In 1929 Edwin Hubble surprised many people—including Albert Einstein—when he showed that the universe is expanding. Another bombshell came in 1998 when two teams of astronomers proved that cosmic... Read more »