Physics and Astronomy News Archive: September 2016
New model on how to achieve a more stable propagation of light for future optical technologies was published.
Stable Propagation of Light in Nano-Photonic Fibers
Source: IBS Posted: 9/29/16
A novel interpretation of Raman spectra will help the 2020 Mars rover select rocks to study for signs of life.
New Technique May Help Detect Martian Life
Source: MIT Posted: 9/29/16
Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional ‘quantum wires’ and observing the interactions between them.
Quantum Effects Observed in ‘One-Dimensional’ Wires
Source: Cambridge Posted: 9/26/16
Astronomers now have new insights into tidal disruption flares, thanks to data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars Found
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 9/23/16
For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs.
Individual Atoms Behavior Observed
Source: MIT Posted: 9/21/16
The first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.
Gaia’s First Sky Map
Source: ESA Posted: 9/19/16