A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents
Source: ColoState Posted: 4/28/16 For the first time, scientists have used non-polarized light to produce what’s called a spin voltage – a unit of power produced from the quantum spinning of an individual electron.
Mars surface revealed in unprecedented detail
Source: UCL Posted: 4/27/16 The surface of Mars – including the location of Beagle-2 – has been shown in unprecedented detail by scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique.
A New Way To Get Electricity From Magnetism
Source: UUtah Posted: 4/20/16 By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – including carbon-60 buckyballs - physicists changed magnetic “spin current” into electric current.
Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
Source: EPFL Posted: 2/6/16 EPFL Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper -- made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes -- that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new level.
Electrons and Liquid Helium
Source: OIST Posted: 2/4/16 Research conducted by the OIST could represent an important step in understanding two-dimensional semiconductors. They found anomalies in the behavior of electrons in electrons on liquid helium two-dimensional system.
Understanding the Magnetic Sun
Source: NASA Posted: 2/2/16 Brief overview of the sun's invisible magnetic field which is responsible for everything from the solar explosions that cause space weather on Earth – such as auroras – to the interplanetary magnetic field.
Switching light with a silver atom
Source: ETH Posted: 2/2/16 Researchers at ETH have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off.
Space-Time Continuum Rainbow
Source: U of Warsaw Posted: 1/17/16 Physicists have shown that in models of the Universe using any of the quantum theories of gravity there must also be a 'rainbow' of sorts, composed of different versions of spacetime.