Physics and Astronomy News Archive: July 2016

Image: Wearable Thin-Film Transistors Developed
Wearable Thin-Film Transistors Developed
Source: KAIST   Posted: 7/29/16
KAIST develops ultrathin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable display.

Image: Single light particle hologram created
Single light particle hologram created
Source: FUW   Posted: 7/25/16
Scientists at have created the first ever hologram of a single light particle.

Image: Upsizing nanostructures into 3-D printed materials
Upsizing nanostructures into 3-D printed materials
Source: VTech   Posted: 7/22/16
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.

Image: Warm Jupiters Not As Lonely As Expected
Warm Jupiters Not As Lonely As Expected
Source: UToronto   Posted: 7/21/16
Astronomers have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “Warm Jupiters”, showing that many have unexpected planetary companions.

Image: Tiny hard disk writes information atom by atom
Tiny hard disk writes information atom by atom
Source: TUDelft   Posted: 7/20/16
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.

Image: Dark Energy Measured with Record-Breaking Map of 1.2 Million Galaxies
Dark Energy Measured with Record-Breaking Map of 1.2 Million Galaxies
Source: LBL   Posted: 7/19/16
Physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies.

Image: What Did Earth’s Ancient Magnetic Field Look Like?
What Did Earth’s Ancient Magnetic Field Look Like?
Source: Carnegie   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.

Image: Scientists’ Breakthrough In Modelling Universe
Scientists’ Breakthrough In Modelling Universe
Source: UoP   Posted: 7/6/16
Research teams in Europe and the USA have begun modelling the universe for the first time using Einstein’s full general theory of relativity.

Image: Fastest-Spinning Brown-Dwarf Star Detected
Fastest-Spinning Brown-Dwarf Star Detected
Source: PSU   Posted: 7/1/16
Astronomers have detected what may be the most-rapidly-rotating, ultra-cool, brown-dwarf star ever seen.