OK, so it’s not really magic. This cube represents a simple, yet important construct used in many disciplines across the sciences today.
Image of the week
This week’s image is taken from a review that looks at how physical models are able to predict the 3D structure of RNA.
This week’s image comes to us from researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Anirban Basu et al, have developed a portable x-ray source to image low-atomic number, or low-Z materials, such as biological tissues. In their recent paper published in… Read More ›
Quantum physics has revolutionized our understanding of information processing and enables computational speed-ups that are unattainable using classical computers. At least that is the case according to Stefanie Barz (University of Oxford, UK) in her new tutorial review in Journal of… Read More ›
With the LHC finally running again, take a look at what’s next for the ALICE experiment during the next shutdown in 2018.
This installment of image of the week features the work of Toney Teddy Fernandez et al, who, in a recent JPhysD paper, investigated the properties of optical waveguides using femtosecond lasers. Several parameters of the laser writing process, including the writing direction, affect the transient… Read More ›
Superconductivity of anisotropic dichalcogenides comes into focus for this week’s Image of the week, with a recent JPCM paper from Scheidt and colleagues.
This beautiful image is a scalar lattice Fourier transform of the spin structures obtained from simulation of a complex magnetic structure. Deák and colleagues explain all in their recent JPCM paper.
These dragonfly-like patterns are chaotic and quasi-periodic states in a radio-physical oscillator system. In their recent JPhysA paper, Kuznetsov and colleagues have investigated where these dynamics appear in a system that doesn’t have an equilibrium point, where one wouldn’t naturally expect to find this type of behaviour.
The response of graphene to applied forces can strongly influence its properties and applicability in novel device physics. Crumpled graphene, created by applying a compressive stress, has great potential for gas storage, electronics and super-capacitors. Thus, studying how graphene responds to, and recovers from, stress and strain… Read More ›
No pepperoni or cheese here – these pizzas illustrate the shape evolution of nuclei from the spherical to the prolate.
Trapping and cooling molecules is a hot topic of research with applications in both chemistry and physics, spanning from testing fundamental theories to quantum computing, and one method for trapping atoms and molecules is via microwave cavity. This week’s Image… Read More ›
Some people think that science is all equations and hard work. A lot of it is (!) but along with that comes great beauty, and every single week we’re going to prove it.