Neutron Lifetime Puzzle – a Problem for Physicists

Neutron Lifetime Puzzle – a Problem for Physicists

To address a long-standing mystery about how long a neutron can “live” outside of an atomic nucleus, physicists entertained a wild but testable theory positing…
A Recipe for Discovering Dark Matter and Halo Phenomena

A Recipe for Discovering Dark Matter and Halo Phenomena

Wolfgang “Wolfi” Mittig and Yassid Ayyad went looking for the universe’s missing mass, better known as dark matter, in the heart of an atom about…
New Insights into Dark Matter

New Insights into Dark Matter

Dark matter, unlike ordinary matter, does not interact with the electromagnetic force. It does not absorb, reflect, or emit light, making it extremely difficult to…
Neutrons in the Double-Slit Experiment Really Do Individually Take Both Paths

Neutrons in the Double-Slit Experiment Really Do Individually Take Both Paths

A variant of Einstein’s thought experiment, made feasible by technical advancements, has verified a key concept of quantum physics. Individual particles, rather than statistical methodologies,…
Nuclear Isomers Were Discovered 100 Years Ago, And Physicists Are Still Unraveling Their Mysteries

Nuclear Isomers Were Discovered 100 Years Ago, And Physicists Are Still Unraveling Their Mysteries

The discovery of nuclear fission is ascribed to Nobel Laureate Otto Hahn. Despite the fact that fission was one of the most important discoveries of…
Lightning Can Produce Gamma-Ray Flashes and We Might Finally Know How

Lightning Can Produce Gamma-Ray Flashes and We Might Finally Know How

The most energetic light wave created in the cosmos is gamma-rays. They are so energetic that they may be detected in radioactive decays, countless cosmic…
Huge Step towards Quantum Internet as Information Teleported between Non-Neighboring Nodes

Huge Step towards Quantum Internet as Information Teleported between Non-Neighboring Nodes

University of Delft researchers have made a tiny but significant step toward the establishment of a quantum internet, the next-generation network that will connect the…
An Apparently Ordinary Crystal Contains Knotted Quantum Loops Barely Imagined Previously

An Apparently Ordinary Crystal Contains Knotted Quantum Loops Barely Imagined Previously

Unexpectedly complicated quantum behaviors have been discovered in a crystal with a deceptively basic formula. The electron interactions within the crystal are significantly more complex…
A Polymer Scientist Works on a Novel Method for Massive Energy Storage

A Polymer Scientist Works on a Novel Method for Massive Energy Storage

The electric power grid operates on a delicate balance of supply (generation) and demand (consumer use). One method for balancing fluctuations in electricity supply and…
Researchers Demonstrate an Optical Communication Link with 40 Channels

Researchers Demonstrate an Optical Communication Link with 40 Channels

Researchers have created a silicon-based optical communications link that can improve data-intensive internet applications ranging from video streaming services to high-capacity stock market transactions. This…
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