Researchers Set New Record For The Shortest Light Pulse Ever Produced

Researchers Set New Record For The Shortest Light Pulse Ever Produced

Researchers at the University of Central Florida were able to create a 53-attosecond light pulse – the shortest pulse ever produced. Doing so broke the record of 67 attoseconds established by the team in 2012. The achievement, reported in Nature Communications, was possible thanks to the use of an X-ray laser. Attosecond light pulses help researchers study how…

It's Now Possible To Generate Electricity From Your Tears

It's Now Possible To Generate Electricity From Your Tears

Tears are turning up in the scientific world in some fairly unusual ways recently. Apart from this strange device that can turn them into ammunition for a peculiar weapon, they can – according to a new study – also be squashed in order to generate electricity. Writing in the journal Applied Physics Letters, a team…

Gravitational Wave Researchers Just Won The Nobel Prize For Physics

Gravitational Wave Researchers Just Won The Nobel Prize For Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science has given the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne for their work with the LIGO/VIRGO collaboration and the 2015 discovery of gravitational waves.This announcement sparked little surprise as gravitational waves were tipped to be the likely winning subject of this year’s physics prize….

First Open-Access Results From CERN Show New Particle Jet Substructure

First Open-Access Results From CERN Show New Particle Jet Substructure

A new substructure has been found in particle jets, a discovery only possible because hundreds of terabytes of data from the Large Hadron Collider’s CMS experiment were released to the public. This represents several hundred million collisions that can be analyzed by anyone that has the time. One such person is Professor Jesse Thaler from MIT. With his team,…

Solid-State Refrigeration Could Make Clothes That Cool You Down

Solid-State Refrigeration Could Make Clothes That Cool You Down

Refrigeration has transformed the world, allowing perishable items – medicines included – to be transported across the world and inspiring migrations to hotter climates. Yet, unlike so many other technologies, the method we use to produce cold air hasn’t proven suitable for miniaturization. That could be about to change, however, with the announcement of efficient…