Category Archives: Physics

Physicists create a single photon

Physicists have now experimentally demonstrated a new production method for a single photon. This research has published in Physical Review Letters on July 23, 2018. 

How fast our universe is expanding?

Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say.

Viewpoint: Reining in Alternative Gravity

Theorists have tightly constrained alternative theories of gravity using the recent joint detection of gravitational waves and light from a neutron star merger.

Device makes power conversion more efficient

New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Power electronics, which do things like modify voltages or convert between direct…

Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast

Rice University scientists’ model shows global mantle plumes don’t move as quickly as thought HOUSTON – Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like…

Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material

Study explains conflicting results from other experiments, may lead to batteries with more energy per pound. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for…