Physics and Astronomy News Archive: August 2016

Image: Attosecond Science opens new Avenues in Femtochemistry
Attosecond Science opens new Avenues in Femtochemistry
Source: FVBerlin   Posted: 8/26/16
Attosecond Science is a new exciting frontier in contemporary physics, aimed at time-resolving the motion of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids on their natural timescale.

Image: Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Fifth Force of Nature
Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Fifth Force of Nature
Source: UCI   Posted: 8/19/16
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature.

Image: Vortex Laser Offers Hope For Moore’s Law
Vortex Laser Offers Hope For Moore’s Law
Source: UBuffalo   Posted: 8/16/16
The optics advancement may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold

Image: White Dwarf Lashes Red Dwarf With Mystery Ray
White Dwarf Lashes Red Dwarf With Mystery Ray
Source: ESA   Posted: 8/11/16
New type of exotic binary star, a rapidly spinning white dwarf star is powering electrons up to almost the speed of light.

Image: Jupiter's Great Red Spot Heats Planet's Upper Atmosphere
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Heats Planet's Upper Atmosphere
Source: BostonU   Posted: 8/10/16
Jupiter's Great Red Spot may provide the mysterious source of energy required to heat the planet's upper atmosphere to the unusually high values observed.

Image: Knots In Chaotic Waves
Knots In Chaotic Waves
Source: UBristol   Posted: 8/9/16
New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex filaments can in fact be knotted in many highly complex ways.