A single layer of tin atoms could be the world's first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips operate, according to a team of theoretical physicists led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC...
A penguin-inspired propulsion system uses a novel spherical joint mechanism based on a penguin's shoulder-and-wing system. Read the associated 2013 APS Division of Fluid Dynamics abstract.
A team of scientists has put an end to our curiosity by giving an insight into the physics behind foaming beer bottles. In a new finding, researchers have explained the science behind beer tapping by exploring the phenomenon of cavitation...
A team of researchers has found that a condition they've dubbed doubly transient chaos can emerge from a system due to dissipation. In a paper in Physical Review Letters, the team describes experiments with a triple-magnet pendulum showing...
A meteorite recently retrieved from the Sahara Desert bears the oldest known minerals ever seen from the planet Mars, say scientists in the U.S., Australia and France. These minerals are 4.4 billion years old and therefore formed just 150 million years after the red planet's...
A new model combining fluid dynamics with granular dynamics can provide important insights into discontinuous shear thickening – a curious effect that causes some fluid-like materials to suddenly behave like a solid. The model agrees with key experimental observations...
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