Multicolored laser light is the key to cooling these atoms to nearly absolute zero UCLA physicists have shown that shining multicolored laser light on rubidium atoms causes them to lose energy and cool to nearly absolute zero. This result suggests … Continue reading →
A glass is a curious material in between liquid and solid states of matter, but eventually glass always yields to its solid proclivity by settling into the ordered patterns of a crystal. Or so it was thought.
Ions subjected to buffer gas cooling never truly reach the same temperature as the surrounding gas According to the basic laws of thermodynamics, if you leave a warm apple pie in a winter window eventually the pie would cool down … Continue reading →
ANN ARBOR — Up to half of the water on Earth is likely older than the solar system itself, University of Michigan astronomers theorize. The researchers’ work, published in the current issue of Science, helps to settle a debate about … Continue reading →
New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe—including whether … Continue reading →
Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic equivalent of electricity. Published in Nature Communications, a team of researchers based at the London Centre for … Continue reading →
Physicists have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the Big Bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago. “This is the first time an experiment like … Continue reading →
The next generation of computers promises far greater power and faster processing speeds than today’s silicon-based based machines. These “quantum computers” — so called because they would harness the unique quantum mechanical properties of atomic particles — could draw their … Continue reading →