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Architecture - Physics - 02.03.2023
Taking the long view: The Deep Time Project
Architecture students address the urgent need to reframe the relationship between design and time. Close How would we design and build differently if we learned to live at multiple time scales?

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 02.03.2023
NASA's Quantum Detector Achieves World-Leading Milestone
NASA’s Quantum Detector Achieves World-Leading Milestone
A new JPL- and Caltech-developed detector could transform how quantum computers, located thousands of miles apart, exchange huge quantities of quantum data. Quantum computers hold the promise of operating millions of times faster than conventional computers. But to communicate over long distances, quantum computers will need a dedicated quantum communications network.

Physics - Materials Science - 02.03.2023
A closer look at the nanoscale and beyond
Materials scientist Anna Osherov helps researchers comprehend the nanoscale down to an atom using MIT.nano's characterization tools. Close Stroll past MIT.nano, the Institute's center for nanoscience and engineering, and you can peer through large panes of glass at hundreds of tool sets ready to assist researchers in their scientific journey.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.03.2023

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 28.02.2023
Illuminating the science of black holes and gamma-ray bursts using high-power lasers
Illuminating the science of black holes and gamma-ray bursts using high-power lasers
High-power lasers now create record-high numbers of electron-positron pairs, opening exciting opportunities to study extreme astrophysical processes, such as black holes and gamma-ray bursts.

Physics - Campus - 28.02.2023
Phiala Shanahan is seeking fundamental answers about our physical world
Phiala Shanahan is seeking fundamental answers about our physical world
With supercomputers and machine learning, the physicist aims to illuminate the structure of everyday particles and uncover signs of dark matter.

Physics - 27.02.2023
Producing extreme ultraviolet laser pulses efficiently through wakesurfing behind electron beams
Simulations suggest this mechanism could provide a tenfold increase in frequency-likely hitting a peak power of 100 trillion watts in XUV Study abstract: Photon acceleration from optical to XUV (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett. A laser pulse surfing in the wake of an electron beam pulse could get upshifted from visible to extreme ultraviolet light, simulations done at the University of Michigan have shown.

Physics - 23.02.2023
Star Power: Blazing the path to fusion ignition
Star Power: Blazing the path to fusion ignition
First in a series of articles describing the elements of the National Ignition Facility's fusion breakthrough. It was the middle of the night on Dec. 5, 2022, and anticipation was building among the handful of researchers and technicians in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) control room. A set of pre-shot simulations had predicted a slightly better than 50-50 chance that the impending nuclear fusion experiment would reach or exceed "break-even " - producing as much or more energy than it used to drive the fusion reaction.

Physics - Life Sciences - 22.02.2023
From EarEEG to quantum computing, Bakar Prize winners go for broke
Three former Bakar Fellows were named winners of the 2023 Bakar Prize: Markita Landry, Alessandra Lanzara, Ricky Muller and Jaijeet Roychowdhury.

Physics - Computer Science - 21.02.2023
A new way for quantum computing systems to keep their cool
A new way for quantum computing systems to keep their cool
A wireless technique enables a super-cold quantum computer to send and receive data without generating too much error-causing heat.

Materials Science - Physics - 17.02.2023
Making nanoparticle building blocks for new materials
Making nanoparticle building blocks for new materials
Associate Professor Robert Macfarlane is uncovering design principles that allow researchers to fine-tune materials at many size scales.

Physics - Economics - 16.02.2023

Earth Sciences - Physics - 15.02.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.02.2023
Tina Kahniashvili Searches for Clues from Universe’s First Moments
An instant after the Big Bang burst the universe into existence, violent processes generated strong gravitational radiation that rippled away from the explosion.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.02.2023
NASA’s NuSTAR Telescope Reveals Hidden Light Shows on the Sun
Some of the hottest spots in the Sun's atmosphere appear in the telescope's X-ray view. Wavelengths of light from three space observatories are overlapped to provide a unique view of the Sun in the image at left. The high-energy X-ray light detected by one of those observatories, NASA's NuSTAR, is seen isolated at right; a grid was added to indicate the Sun's surface.

Physics - Computer Science - 08.02.2023
Q&A: UW researcher discusses future of quantum research
In a world abuzz with smartphones, tablets, 5G and Siri, there are whispers of something new over the horizon - and it isn-t artificial intelligence! A growing field of research seeks to develop technologies built directly on the seemingly strange and contradictory rules of quantum mechanics.

Physics - 08.02.2023
Five Lab teams recognized with Secretary’s Honor Achievement Awards
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, participating in five project teams, recently earned Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary's Honor Achievement Awards.

Physics - Innovation - 06.02.2023
Ignition gives U.S. 'unique opportunity' to lead world's IFE research
Ignition gives U.S. ’unique opportunity’ to lead world’s IFE research
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)'s historic achievement of fusion ignition last month at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) positions the United States with a "unique opportunity" to fu

Physics - Environment - 31.01.2023
Six Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced their 2022 Fellows, including six scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab).

Physics - Computer Science - 31.01.2023
Prototype Particle Detectors Project Smashes Milestone
CMU physicists are one step closer to a major upgrade for the Large Hadron Collider's Compact Muon Solenoid experiment Carnegie Mellon physicists in Pittsburgh are one step closer to building new par

Chemistry - Physics - 27.01.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.01.2023
Lost Video of Georges Lemaître, Father of the Big Bang Theory, Recovered
Fans of science history can now access a new gem: a 20-minute video interview with the father of the Big Bang theory, Belgian Catholic priest and physicist Georges Lemaître. The full recording, originally aired in 1964, was thought to be lost - with only a short excerpt preserved. In 2022, the 20-minute interview was discovered in the archives of Vlaamse Radioen Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT), the national public broadcasting network for Belgium's Flemish community.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.01.2023
Plasma thrusters used on satellites could be much more powerful
It was believed that running more propellant through a Hall thruster would wreck its efficiency, but new experiments suggest they might power a crewed mission to Mars Study: Operation and performance of a magnetically shielded hall thruster at ultrahigh current densities on xenon and krypton It was believed that Hall thrusters, an efficient kind of electric propulsion widely used in orbit, need to be large to produce a lot of thrust.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.01.2023
Were galaxies much different in the early universe?
The HERA radio telescope consists of 350 dishes pointed upward to detect 21-centimeter emissions from the early universe. It is located in a radio-quiet region of the arid Karoo in South Africa. An array of 350 radio telescopes in the Karoo desert of South Africa is getting closer to detecting "cosmic dawn" - the era after the Big Bang when stars first ignited and galaxies began to bloom.

Chemistry - Physics - 23.01.2023
A Rainbow of Force-Activated Pigments
A Rainbow of Force-Activated Pigments
Stress isn't just the psychological pressure you feel in response to a looming deadline at work. It is also a description of the physical forces pushing, pulling, or twisting an object, structure, or material. Examples of stress include gravity dragging downward on a bridge, wind blowing against the side of a building, or even a waistband drawn taut by a big meal.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.01.2023
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Decommissioning Update
Last summer, Caltech began the decommissioning of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Maunakea.

Physics - 12.01.2023
W80-4 program achieves key review milestone
W80-4 program achieves key review milestone
The W80-4 Life Extension Program team in November successfully executed the Preliminary Design Review and Acceptance Group (PDRAAG) review at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.01.2023
Ian Hutchinson: A lifetime probing plasma, on Earth and in space
Investigating the solar wind flowing past Earth, the MIT has found solitary waves that might arise within fusion devices. Ordinary folks gazing at the night sky can readily spot Earth's close neighbors and the light of distant stars. But when Ian Hutchinson scans the cosmos, he takes in a great deal more.

Life Sciences - Physics - 04.01.2023
Uncovering how cells control their protein output
Uncovering how cells control their protein output
Gene-Wei Li investigates the rules that cells use to maintain the correct ratio of the proteins they need to survive. A typical bacterial genome contains more than 4,000 genes, which encode all of the proteins that the cells need to survive. How do cells know just how much of each protein they need for their everyday functions? Gene-Wei Li, an MIT associate professor of biology, is trying to answer that question.

Physics - Materials Science - 03.01.2023
Shrinking Hydrogels Enlarge Nanofabrication Options
Researchers from Pittsburgh and Hong Kong print intricate, 2D and 3D patterns Carnegie Mellon University's Yongxin (Leon) Zhao and the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Shih-Chi Chen have a big idea for manufacturing nanodevices. Zhao's Biophotonics Lab develops novel techniques to study biological and pathological processes in cells and tissues.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 22.12.2022
Moon Water Imager Integrated With NASA's Lunar Trailblazer
Moon Water Imager Integrated With NASA’s Lunar Trailblazer
JPL's cutting-edge instrument, which will provide insights into the lunar water cycle and composition of the Moon's surface, has been incorporated into the small satellite.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 22.12.2022
Construction Begins on NASA's Next-Generation Asteroid Hunter
Construction Begins on NASA’s Next-Generation Asteroid Hunter
NEO Surveyor is the first purpose-built space telescope that will advance NASA's planetary defense efforts by finding and tracking hazardous near-Earth objects.

Physics - Materials Science - 21.12.2022
Pablo Jarillo-Herrero delivers 2022 Dresselhaus Lecture on the magic of moiré quantum matter
The MIT discussed a new nanoengineered platform to investigate strongly correlated and topological physics.

Physics - Electroengineering - 21.12.2022
Putting a new spin on computer hardware
Putting a new spin on computer hardware
Luqiao Liu utilizes a quantum property known as electron spin to build low-power, high-performance computer memories and programmable computer chips. Luqiao Liu was the kind of kid who would rather take his toys apart to see how they worked than play with them the way they were intended. Curiosity has been a driving force throughout his life, and it led him to MIT, where Liu is a newly tenured associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Research Laboratory of Electronics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.12.2022
NASA Gets Unusually Close Glimpse of Black Hole Snacking on Star
NASA Gets Unusually Close Glimpse of Black Hole Snacking on Star
Recent observations of a black hole devouring a wandering star may help scientists understand more complex black hole feeding behaviors. Multiple NASA telescopes recently observed a massive black hole tearing apart an unlucky star that wandered too close. Located about 250 million light-years from Earth in the center of another galaxy, it was the fifth-closest example of a black hole destroying a star ever observed.

Physics - 19.12.2022
Scientists contribute to National Ignition Facility fusion milestone
Unique PSFC-designed spectrometer provides crucial data about the implosion that yielded an historic fusion energy gain.

Physics - Innovation - 13.12.2022
National Ignition Facility achieves fusion ignition
National Ignition Facility achieves fusion ignition
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the achievement of fusion ignition at Lawrence Livermore National Laborator