最新麻豆视频 - Physics 最新麻豆视频 - Physics / 最新麻豆视频 - Physics /build/images/ns-logo-scaled.ed2dc11a.png daily 1 How a simple physics experiment could reveal the 鈥渄ark dimension鈥 /article/mg26334993-000-how-a-simple-physics-experiment-could-reveal-the-dark-dimension/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 10 Jul 2024 17:50:00 +0100 Could the universe's missing matter be hiding in a "dark" extra dimension? We now have simple ways to test this outlandish idea - and the existence of extra dimensions more generally mg26334993-000-how-a-simple-physics-experiment-could-reveal-the-dark-dimension|2438874 A microscopic diving board can cheat the second law of thermodynamics /article/2438992-a-microscopic-diving-board-can-cheat-the-second-law-of-thermodynamics/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:00:33 +0100 Working with a tiny cantilever, physicists managed to violate the second law of thermodynamics, using less energy than expected to change the cantilever鈥檚 motion 2438992-a-microscopic-diving-board-can-cheat-the-second-law-of-thermodynamics|2438992 You can turn any random sequence of events into a clock /article/2439263-you-can-turn-any-random-sequence-of-events-into-a-clock/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Thu, 11 Jul 2024 23:00:00 +0100 A set of mathematical equations can help turn apparently random observations into a clock 鈥 and then measure its accuracy 2439263-you-can-turn-any-random-sequence-of-events-into-a-clock|2439263 Laser helps turn an electron into a coil of mass and charge /article/2439243-laser-helps-turn-an-electron-into-a-coil-of-mass-and-charge/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Thu, 11 Jul 2024 20:00:19 +0100 Researchers have reshaped single electrons into spiralling matter waves with distinct handedness that could be used to study and control materials 2439243-laser-helps-turn-an-electron-into-a-coil-of-mass-and-charge|2439243 Incredibly complex mazes discovered in structure of bizarre crystals /article/2437585-incredibly-complex-mazes-discovered-in-structure-of-bizarre-crystals/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 02 Jul 2024 01:01:38 +0100 The atoms within quasicrystals are arranged in repeating forms, but unlike ordinary crystals they have more complex symmetry. It turns out this makes them perfect for producing mazes 2437585-incredibly-complex-mazes-discovered-in-structure-of-bizarre-crystals|2437585 We are closer than ever to finally proving the multiverse exists /article/mg26234971-300-we-are-closer-than-ever-to-finally-proving-the-multiverse-exists/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 25 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0100 One hundred years ago, we discovered there were other galaxies beyond our own. Now, we might be on the verge of another discovery: that there are other universes mg26234971-300-we-are-closer-than-ever-to-finally-proving-the-multiverse-exists|2436689 Are space and time illusions? The answer could lie in black holes /article/mg26234970-600-are-space-and-time-illusions-the-answer-could-lie-in-black-holes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 25 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +0100 Whether space and time are part of the universe or they emerge from quantum entanglement is one of the biggest questions in physics. And we are getting close to the truth mg26234970-600-are-space-and-time-illusions-the-answer-could-lie-in-black-holes|2436681 The universe is built a lot like a giant brain 鈥 so is it conscious? /article/mg26234971-200-the-universe-is-built-a-lot-like-a-giant-brain-so-is-it-conscious/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 25 Jun 2024 14:00:00 +0100 Research has found the universe is remarkably similar in structure to the human brain. But does this mean the cosmos has a consciousness of its own? mg26234971-200-the-universe-is-built-a-lot-like-a-giant-brain-so-is-it-conscious|2436688 Why this is a golden age for life to thrive across the universe /article/mg26234970-700-why-this-is-a-golden-age-for-life-to-thrive-across-the-universe/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 26 Jun 2024 20:00:00 +0100 Almost all the stars that will ever exist have already been born, and they have been around long enough for life to evolve on planets that orbit them mg26234970-700-why-this-is-a-golden-age-for-life-to-thrive-across-the-universe|2436682 Is it possible to fully understand the universe while living in it? /article/mg26234971-600-is-it-possible-to-fully-understand-the-universe-while-living-in-it/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 26 Jun 2024 18:00:00 +0100 Through science, we are striving for objective knowledge about the universe around us. But physicists increasingly believe achieving this will never be possible mg26234971-600-is-it-possible-to-fully-understand-the-universe-while-living-in-it|2436733 Physicists determined the paper most likely to give you a paper cut /article/2437150-physicists-determined-the-paper-most-likely-to-give-you-a-paper-cut/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 28 Jun 2024 13:00:04 +0100 An experiment with a robot and gelatine determined that 65-micrometre-thick paper is the most prone to slicing our skin 鈥 but it can also make for a handy recyclable knife 2437150-physicists-determined-the-paper-most-likely-to-give-you-a-paper-cut|2437150 Is the world's biggest fusion experiment dead after new delay to 2035? /article/2437314-is-the-worlds-biggest-fusion-experiment-dead-after-new-delay-to-2035/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Thu, 27 Jun 2024 12:15:27 +0100 ITER, a 鈧20 billion nuclear fusion reactor under construction in France, will now not switch on until 2035 - a delay of 10 years. With smaller commercial fusion efforts on the rise, is it worth continuing with this gargantuan project? 2437314-is-the-worlds-biggest-fusion-experiment-dead-after-new-delay-to-2035|2437314 How physics is helping us to explain why time always moves forwards /article/2436774-how-physics-is-helping-us-to-explain-why-time-always-moves-forwards/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 26 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 While time is relative, it still flows in one direction for every observer. We don鈥檛 yet understand why, but some physicists are looking for answers that invoke the evolution of entropy, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 2436774-how-physics-is-helping-us-to-explain-why-time-always-moves-forwards|2436774 Maxwell鈥檚 demon charges quantum batteries inside of a quantum computer /article/2437141-maxwells-demon-charges-quantum-batteries-inside-of-a-quantum-computer/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 26 Jun 2024 16:00:03 +0100 A technique to charge a battery inside a quantum computer relies on sorting qubits in an imitation of Maxwell鈥檚 demon, a 19th-century thought experiment once thought to break the laws of physics 2437141-maxwells-demon-charges-quantum-batteries-inside-of-a-quantum-computer|2437141 Quantum 鈥榮uper behaviour鈥 could create energy seemingly from nothing /article/2436520-quantum-super-behaviour-could-create-energy-seemingly-from-nothing/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:00:52 +0100 It should be possible to combine several quantum states, each with almost no energy, to create a single quantum state containing unexpectedly energy-rich regions 2436520-quantum-super-behaviour-could-create-energy-seemingly-from-nothing|2436520 What "naked" singularities are revealing about quantum space-time /article/mg26234950-400-what-naked-singularities-are-revealing-about-quantum-space-time/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 11 Jun 2024 17:12:00 +0100 Are points of infinite curvature, where general relativity breaks down, always hidden inside black holes? An audacious attempt to find out is shedding light on the mystery of quantum gravity mg26234950-400-what-naked-singularities-are-revealing-about-quantum-space-time|2434850 Hybrid design could make nuclear fusion reactors more efficient /article/2435679-hybrid-design-could-make-nuclear-fusion-reactors-more-efficient/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:19:26 +0100 Two types of fusion reactor called tokamaks and stellarators both have drawbacks 鈥 but a new design combining parts from both could offer the best of both worlds 2435679-hybrid-design-could-make-nuclear-fusion-reactors-more-efficient|2435679 Liquid crystals could improve quantum communication devices /article/2435010-liquid-crystals-could-improve-quantum-communication-devices/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 12 Jun 2024 17:00:53 +0100 Quantum light is key to futuristic quantum technologies, but researchers have been creating it in the same way for 60 years 鈥 now liquid crystals offer an easier way to produce it 2435010-liquid-crystals-could-improve-quantum-communication-devices|2435010 How materials that rewind light can test physics' most extreme ideas /article/mg26234940-300-how-materials-that-rewind-light-can-test-physics-most-extreme-ideas/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 03 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Strange solids called temporal metamaterials finally make it possible to investigate the controversial idea of quantum friction 鈥 and push special relativity to its limits mg26234940-300-how-materials-that-rewind-light-can-test-physics-most-extreme-ideas|2433708 How to wrap your mind around the real multiverse /article/2434625-how-to-wrap-your-mind-around-the-real-multiverse/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 07 Jun 2024 14:00:22 +0100 Fictional portrayals of parallel universes are fun to explore, but the scientific view of the multiverse looks very different 2434625-how-to-wrap-your-mind-around-the-real-multiverse|2434625 Atoms at temperatures beyond absolute zero may be a new form of matter /article/2434069-atoms-at-temperatures-beyond-absolute-zero-may-be-a-new-form-of-matter/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 07 Jun 2024 12:00:10 +0100 Physicists have coaxed a cloud of atoms into having a temperature beyond absolute zero and placed them in a geometric structure that could produce an unknown form of matter 2434069-atoms-at-temperatures-beyond-absolute-zero-may-be-a-new-form-of-matter|2434069 Time may be an illusion created by quantum entanglement /article/2433294-time-may-be-an-illusion-created-by-quantum-entanglement/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 31 May 2024 18:00:02 +0100 The true nature of time has eluded physicists for centuries, but a new theoretical model suggests it may only exist due to entanglement between quantum objects 2433294-time-may-be-an-illusion-created-by-quantum-entanglement|2433294 Quantum time travel: The experiment to 'send a particle into the past' /article/mg26234932-900-quantum-time-travel-the-experiment-to-send-a-particle-into-the-past/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 29 May 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Time loops have long been the stuff of science fiction. Now, using the rules of quantum mechanics, we have a way to effectively transport a particle back in time 鈥 here鈥檚 how mg26234932-900-quantum-time-travel-the-experiment-to-send-a-particle-into-the-past|2433162 How the weird and powerful pull of black holes made me a physicist /article/mg26234930-200-how-the-weird-and-powerful-pull-of-black-holes-made-me-a-physicist/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 29 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100 When I heard Stephen Hawking extol the mysteries of black holes, I knew theoretical physics was what I wanted to do. There is still so much to learn about these strange regions, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein mg26234930-200-how-the-weird-and-powerful-pull-of-black-holes-made-me-a-physicist|2432994 Quantum 'arrow of time' suggests early universe had no entanglement /article/2432895-quantum-arrow-of-time-suggests-early-universe-had-no-entanglement/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 27 May 2024 16:00:53 +0100 One way to explain why time only moves forward is the quantum arrow of time, and it has major implications for both the universe's early period and its eventual demise 2432895-quantum-arrow-of-time-suggests-early-universe-had-no-entanglement|2432895 Quantum to cosmos: Why scale is vital to our understanding of reality /article/mg26234922-000-quantum-to-cosmos-why-scale-is-vital-to-our-understanding-of-reality/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 22 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100 From the vastness of the universe to the infinitesimal particles that comprise it, extremes of scale defy comprehension 鈥 and present a problem for physicists seeking a unified theory of everything mg26234922-000-quantum-to-cosmos-why-scale-is-vital-to-our-understanding-of-reality|2432009 What are fractals and how can they help us understand the world? /article/mg26234921-400-what-are-fractals-and-how-can-they-help-us-understand-the-world/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 21 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Fractals are common in nature because of the surprisingly simple way they are made. Mathematically, they also help us make sense of complexity and chaos 鈥 and maybe even quantum weirdness mg26234921-400-what-are-fractals-and-how-can-they-help-us-understand-the-world|2432003 How indefinite causality could lead us to a theory of quantum gravity /article/mg26234921-100-how-indefinite-causality-could-lead-us-to-a-theory-of-quantum-gravity/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 20 May 2024 18:00:00 +0100 Experiments show that effect doesn鈥檛 always follow cause in the weird world of subatomic particles, offering fresh clues about the quantum origins of space-time mg26234921-100-how-indefinite-causality-could-lead-us-to-a-theory-of-quantum-gravity|2432000 How quantum entanglement really works and why we accept its weirdness /article/mg26234921-800-how-quantum-entanglement-really-works-and-why-we-accept-its-weirdness/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 22 May 2024 18:00:00 +0100 Subatomic particles can appear to instantly influence one another, no matter how far apart they are. These days, that isn't a source of mystery 鈥 it's a fact of the universe and a resource for new technologies mg26234921-800-how-quantum-entanglement-really-works-and-why-we-accept-its-weirdness|2432007 X-ray laser fires most powerful pulse ever recorded /article/2431923-x-ray-laser-fires-most-powerful-pulse-ever-recorded/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 22 May 2024 12:00:20 +0100 The Linac Coherent Light Source in California fired an X-ray pulse that lasted only a few hundred billionths of a billionth of a second but carried nearly a terawatt of power 2431923-x-ray-laser-fires-most-powerful-pulse-ever-recorded|2431923 Physicists are grappling with their own reproducibility crisis /article/2431927-physicists-are-grappling-with-their-own-reproducibility-crisis/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 17 May 2024 21:58:32 +0100 A contentious meeting of physicists highlighted concerns, failures and possible fixes for a crisis in condensed matter physics 2431927-physicists-are-grappling-with-their-own-reproducibility-crisis|2431927 Sunlight-trapping device can generate temperatures over 1000掳C /article/2431224-sunlight-trapping-device-can-generate-temperatures-over-1000c/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 15 May 2024 17:00:48 +0100 A solar energy absorber that uses quartz to trap heat reached 1050掳C in tests and could offer a way to decarbonise the production of steel and cement 2431224-sunlight-trapping-device-can-generate-temperatures-over-1000c|2431224 Why we are finally within reach of a room-temperature superconductor /article/mg26234903-200-why-we-are-finally-within-reach-of-a-room-temperature-superconductor/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 07 May 2024 17:00:00 +0100 A practical superconductor would transform the efficiency of electronics. After decades of hunting, several key breakthroughs are inching us very close to this coveted prize mg26234903-200-why-we-are-finally-within-reach-of-a-room-temperature-superconductor|2429962 Doughnut-shaped swirls of laser light can be used to transmit images /article/2430549-doughnut-shaped-swirls-of-laser-light-can-be-used-to-transmit-images/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 10 May 2024 20:00:21 +0100 Ultra-fast pulses of laser light can be shaped into vortices similar to smoke rings 鈥 when chained together, they can carry enough information to transmit a simple image 2430549-doughnut-shaped-swirls-of-laser-light-can-be-used-to-transmit-images|2430549 Being in two places at once could make a quantum battery charge faster /article/2429915-being-in-two-places-at-once-could-make-a-quantum-battery-charge-faster/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Thu, 09 May 2024 00:00:12 +0100 The quantum principle of superposition 鈥 the idea of particles being in multiple places at once 鈥 could help make quantum batteries that charge within minutes 2429915-being-in-two-places-at-once-could-make-a-quantum-battery-charge-faster|2429915 Fusion reactors could create ingredients for a nuclear weapon in weeks /article/2430012-fusion-reactors-could-create-ingredients-for-a-nuclear-weapon-in-weeks/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 08 May 2024 09:00:29 +0100 Concern over the risks of enabling nuclear weapons development is usually focused on nuclear fission reactors, but the potential harm from more advanced fusion reactors has been underappreciated 2430012-fusion-reactors-could-create-ingredients-for-a-nuclear-weapon-in-weeks|2430012 Black holes scramble information 鈥 but may not be the best at it /article/2429489-black-holes-scramble-information-but-may-not-be-the-best-at-it/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 06 May 2024 14:00:47 +0100 Information contained within quantum objects gets scrambled when they interact. Physicists have now derived a speed limit for this process, challenging the idea that black holes are the fastest data scramblers 2429489-black-holes-scramble-information-but-may-not-be-the-best-at-it|2429489 The galactic anomalies hinting dark matter is weirder than we thought /article/mg26234890-200-the-galactic-anomalies-hinting-dark-matter-is-weirder-than-we-thought/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 29 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Cosmological puzzles are tempting astronomers to rethink our simple picture of the universe 鈥 and ask whether dark matter is even stranger than we thought mg26234890-200-the-galactic-anomalies-hinting-dark-matter-is-weirder-than-we-thought|2428621 A new kind of experiment at the LHC could unravel quantum reality /article/mg26234881-800-a-new-kind-of-experiment-at-the-lhc-could-unravel-quantum-reality/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 24 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100 The Large Hadron Collider is testing entanglement in a whole new energy range, probing the meaning of quantum theory 鈥 and the possibility that an even stranger reality lies beneath mg26234881-800-a-new-kind-of-experiment-at-the-lhc-could-unravel-quantum-reality|2427885 Nuclear fusion experiment overcomes two key operating hurdles /article/2427825-nuclear-fusion-experiment-overcomes-two-key-operating-hurdles/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 24 Apr 2024 17:00:38 +0100 Two important barriers to a stable, powerful fusion reaction have been leapt by an experiment in a small tokamak reactor, but we don鈥檛 yet know if the technique will work in larger devices 2427825-nuclear-fusion-experiment-overcomes-two-key-operating-hurdles|2427825 Quantum forces used to automatically assemble tiny device /article/2428182-quantum-forces-used-to-automatically-assemble-tiny-device/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 24 Apr 2024 20:00:40 +0100 The very weak forces of attraction caused by the Casimir effect can now be used to manipulate microscopic gold flakes and turn them into a light-trapping tool 2428182-quantum-forces-used-to-automatically-assemble-tiny-device|2428182 Single atoms captured morphing into quantum waves in startling image /article/2427659-single-atoms-captured-morphing-into-quantum-waves-in-startling-image/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 22 Apr 2024 18:00:30 +0100 In the 1920s, Erwin Schr枚dinger wrote an equation that predicts how particles-turned-waves should behave. Now, researchers are perfectly recreating those predictions in the lab 2427659-single-atoms-captured-morphing-into-quantum-waves-in-startling-image|2427659 Physicists created an imaginary magnetic field in real life /article/2425525-physicists-created-an-imaginary-magnetic-field-in-real-life/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 09 Apr 2024 13:00:49 +0100 Researchers have used quantum light to create a magnetic field with a strength that is measured in imaginary numbers 2425525-physicists-created-an-imaginary-magnetic-field-in-real-life|2425525 Bizarre crystal made only of electrons revealed in astonishing detail /article/2426223-bizarre-crystal-made-only-of-electrons-revealed-in-astonishing-detail/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 10 Apr 2024 17:00:10 +0100 To capture the clearest and most direct images of a 鈥淲igner crystal鈥, a structure made entirely of electrons, researchers used a special kind of microscope and two pieces of graphene unusually free of imperfections 2426223-bizarre-crystal-made-only-of-electrons-revealed-in-astonishing-detail|2426223 Quantum 'supersolid' matter stirred using magnets /article/2426035-quantum-supersolid-matter-stirred-using-magnets/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Thu, 11 Apr 2024 19:00:43 +0100 We can鈥檛 stir ordinary solids, but one research team now claims to have stirred an extraordinary quantum 鈥渟upersolid鈥, generating tiny vortices 2426035-quantum-supersolid-matter-stirred-using-magnets|2426035 How Peter Higgs revealed the forces that hold the universe together /article/2426501-how-peter-higgs-revealed-the-forces-that-hold-the-universe-together/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:40:29 +0100 The physicist Peter Higgs quietly revolutionised quantum field theory, then lived long enough to see the discovery of the Higgs boson he theorised. Despite receiving a Nobel prize, he remained in some ways as elusive as the particle that shares his name 2426501-how-peter-higgs-revealed-the-forces-that-hold-the-universe-together|2426501 Peter Higgs, physicist who theorised the Higgs boson, has died aged 94 /article/2426199-peter-higgs-physicist-who-theorised-the-higgs-boson-has-died-aged-94/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 09 Apr 2024 22:32:55 +0100 Nobel prizewinning theoretical physicist Peter Higgs has died aged 94. He proposed the particle that gives other particles mass 鈥 now named the Higgs boson and discovered by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in 2012 2426199-peter-higgs-physicist-who-theorised-the-higgs-boson-has-died-aged-94|2426199 The physicist searching for quantum gravity in gravitational rainbows /article/mg26134843-500-the-physicist-searching-for-quantum-gravity-in-gravitational-rainbows/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 26 Mar 2024 16:00:00 +0000 Claudia de Rham thinks that gravitons, hypothetical particles thought to carry gravity, have mass. 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Here鈥檚 how you can figure out which ones to take seriously mg26134833-100-how-to-wrap-your-head-around-the-most-mind-bending-theories-of-reality|2422946 鈥楻unning of the bulls鈥 festival crowds move like charged particles /article/2422417-running-of-the-bulls-festival-crowds-move-like-charged-particles/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 19 Mar 2024 10:00:18 +0000 Researchers have studied the movements of thousands of people waiting for the opening of the San Ferm铆n festival and found they behave like electrons circling in a magnetic field 2422417-running-of-the-bulls-festival-crowds-move-like-charged-particles|2422417 鈥楽ound laser鈥 is the most powerful ever made /article/2421719-sound-laser-is-the-most-powerful-ever-made/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 15 Mar 2024 11:00:47 +0000 A new device uses a reflective cavity, a tiny bead and an electrode to create a laser beam of sound particles ten times more powerful and much narrower than other 鈥減honon lasers鈥 2421719-sound-laser-is-the-most-powerful-ever-made|2421719 We may have spotted a parallel universe going backwards in time /article/mg24532770-400-we-may-have-spotted-a-parallel-universe-going-backwards-in-time/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:00:00 +0100 Strange particles observed by an experiment in Antarctica could be evidence of an alternative reality where everything is upside down mg24532770-400-we-may-have-spotted-a-parallel-universe-going-backwards-in-time|2239874 Rethinking space and time could let us do away with dark matter /article/2422011-rethinking-space-and-time-could-let-us-do-away-with-dark-matter/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 13 Mar 2024 11:19:48 +0000 Most physicists believe that only a quantum theory of gravity can fully explain mysteries of the universe like dark matter, but now an idea called "post-quantum gravity" is demonstrating an alternative approach 2422011-rethinking-space-and-time-could-let-us-do-away-with-dark-matter|2422011 How one theory ties together everything we know about the universe /article/2420992-how-one-theory-ties-together-everything-we-know-about-the-universe/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 08 Mar 2024 10:00:56 +0000 All known natural phenomena fit into just a few categories and unifying them all is quantum field theory, says physicist Matt Strassler 2420992-how-one-theory-ties-together-everything-we-know-about-the-universe|2420992 Jupiter鈥檚 stormy surface replicated in lab /article/2420751-jupiters-stormy-surface-replicated-in-lab/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Thu, 07 Mar 2024 14:30:21 +0000 By rotating a tank of water at 75 revolutions per minute, it鈥檚 possible to replicate some of the stunning, swirling patterns on Jupiter鈥檚 surface 2420751-jupiters-stormy-surface-replicated-in-lab|2420751 A tale of two mysteries: ghostly neutrinos and the proton decay puzzle /article/mg26134810-200-a-tale-of-two-mysteries-ghostly-neutrinos-and-the-proton-decay-puzzle/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Wed, 06 Mar 2024 18:00:00 +0000 Searching for the true nature of neutrino particles also provides the perfect experimental conditions to seek evidence of another slippery customer 鈥 proton decay, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein mg26134810-200-a-tale-of-two-mysteries-ghostly-neutrinos-and-the-proton-decay-puzzle|2420266 Future of fusion: How the UK's JET reactor paved the way for ITER /video/2396239-future-of-fusion-how-the-uks-jet-reactor-paved-the-way-for-iter/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:00:48 +0000 We visited the UK's fusion tokamak, JET, to see how four decades of experimentation is paving the way for ITER, the next-generation reactor in France 2396239-future-of-fusion-how-the-uks-jet-reactor-paved-the-way-for-iter|2396239 UK spurns European invitation to join ITER nuclear fusion project /article/2419671-uk-spurns-european-invitation-to-join-iter-nuclear-fusion-project/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:25:18 +0000 Since Brexit, the UK no longer has access to ITER, the world's largest nuclear fusion experiment, through the European Union. 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But now they are reinvigorating the hunt by exploring a wild landscape of abstract geometry mg26134773-000-why-physicists-are-rethinking-the-route-to-a-theory-of-everything|2415857 Nuclear fusion reaction releases almost twice the energy put in /article/2414681-nuclear-fusion-reaction-releases-almost-twice-the-energy-put-in/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Mon, 05 Feb 2024 16:00:09 +0000 The US National Ignition Facility has achieved even higher energy yields since breaking even for the first time in 2022, but a practical fusion reactor is still a long way off 2414681-nuclear-fusion-reaction-releases-almost-twice-the-energy-put-in|2414681 A bold new take on quantum theory could reveal how reality emerges /article/mg26134762-400-a-bold-new-take-on-quantum-theory-could-reveal-how-reality-emerges/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=physics Tue, 30 Jan 2024 16:02:00 +0000 At the smallest scales, everything is made out of a cloud of quantum possibilities. 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