Physics and Astronomy News Archive: July 2016
KAIST develops ultrathin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable display.
Wearable Thin-Film Transistors Developed
Source: KAIST Posted: 7/29/16
Scientists at have created the first ever hologram of a single light particle.
Single light particle hologram created
Source: FUW Posted: 7/25/16
A new process allows materials synthesized at the nano-level to be scaled to larger sizes to take advantage of their mechanical, optical, and energy properties.
Upsizing nanostructures into 3-D printed materials
Source: VTech Posted: 7/22/16
Astronomers have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “Warm Jupiters”, showing that many have unexpected planetary companions.
Warm Jupiters Not As Lonely As Expected
Source: UToronto Posted: 7/21/16
A team of scientists to build a memory of 1 kilobyte (8,000 bits), where each bit is represented by the position of one single chlorine atom.
Tiny hard disk writes information atom by atom
Source: TUDelft Posted: 7/20/16
Physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies.
Dark Energy Measured with Record-Breaking Map of 1.2 Million Galaxies
Source: LBL Posted: 7/19/16
Research teams in Europe and the USA have begun modelling the universe for the first time using Einstein’s full general theory of relativity.
Scientists’ Breakthrough In Modelling Universe
Source: UoP Posted: 7/6/16
New work suggests Earth’s ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar two.
What Did Earth’s Ancient Magnetic Field Look Like?
Source: Carnegie Posted: 7/6/16
Astronomers have detected what may be the most-rapidly-rotating, ultra-cool, brown-dwarf star ever seen.
Fastest-Spinning Brown-Dwarf Star Detected
Source: PSU Posted: 7/1/16