Having trouble viewing this e-mail? Click here to view in a Web browser.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.
  Mobile version   RSS   Unsubscribe June. 22, 2011
Home   Publications   Meetings   Programs   Membership   Advocacy   Careers   Contact

Nanomagnetic computers are the ultimate in efficiency
Wired Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Computers that run on chips made from tiny magnets may be as energy-efficient as physics permits. According to new calculations, if nanomagnetic computers used any less energy, they'd violate the second law of thermodynamics. Such computers are still semi-theoretical, but they could someday be used in the deep oceans or even deep space, where energy is at a premium. Read the associated Physical Review Letters abstract.

Under pressure, sodium and hydrogen may be used as a superconductor
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hydrogen may be metalized by adding sodium, resulting in a compound that could lead to a new superconducting metal. Read the associated Physical Review Letters abstract. More

Clumpiness of distant universe surprises astronomers
Wired Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The universe appears to be clumpier than astronomers expected, according to the largest galaxy survey to date. The extra clumps could call for a redesign of the standard model of cosmology, and maybe a new understanding of how gravity works. Read the associated APS Physics Viewpoint. More

Sub-Miniature Non-MEMS Scanner for Small Size Imaging Systems are Suitable for Long Life Optical Scanner High Volume Dedicated Applications

Sub-Miniature size, lightweight, long life.
Mirror size: 6mm dia., 7x7mm or 12x7mm.
One fixed frequency to 1KHz.
Scan angle to 50 deg PTP optical.
Low power electronics.
Position output signal available.
High frequency and amplitude stability (to 0.05%).
Vacuum to 10-10 Torr optional.
Cryogenic to 100 deg C optional.
Jitter free, withstands shock and vibration
Used in instruments and portable systems in industrial, scientific, medical, aerospace and military applications worldwide.
Learn More. 

Neutrinos caught 'shape shifting' in new way
New Scientist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Neutrinos have been caught spontaneously flip-flopping from one type to another in a way never previously seen. Further observations of this behavior may shed light on how matter came to dominate over antimatter in the universe. More

Black holes with a "kick"
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Numerical relativity calculations continue to bear fruit for researchers exploiting the Sony Playstation 3. The Air Force Research Lab's CONDOR cluster of 1,760 Sony Playstation 3s has managed to examine the recoil effect that black holes would undergo when swallowing smaller main sequence stars like the sun. Read the associated Physical Review D abstract. More

Light Sources: Technologies and Applications

Answers the need of a huge and diverse range of scientists, technicians, and engineers involved in the use and development of light sources across any number of fields. For more information, go to www.crcpress.com.

Physics of life: The dawn of quantum biology
Nature News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The key to practical quantum computing and high-efficiency solar cells may lie in the messy green world outside the physics lab. More

The Hole Picture: Growth of black holes and galaxies linked from an early age
Scientific American    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's the source of a long-standing cosmological quandary. Galaxies or black holes: Which came first? Today, they exist as neatly matched pairs, a black hole nested in the heart of a swirling galaxy, but it seems possible that the growth of one drove the growth of the other. More

Custom Magnets
Since 1972, AZ Industries has been a leading manufacturer of standard and custom permanent magnets. We provide expertise in the field of magnetics and make them for all industries that utilize them in their products. Alnico, Samarium Cobalt, Neodymium, Ceramic/Ferrite, Flexible, we supply what you need. Call us today. more

Ultra-bright burst of light marks the death throes of a star captured by a black hole
Popular Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Astronomers have solved the mystery of a gargantuan cosmic explosion first spotted in March: It was caused by a black hole swallowing a star the size of our sun. More

Science of friction is a bit rough
Science News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By playing with plastic blocks that stick and slip much like rock, physicists are challenging centuries-old ideas about the nature of friction itself. Seemingly unimportant differences at small scales can have big consequences, physicists report in an upcoming article in Physical Review Letters. Read the associated Physical Review Letters abstract. More

Discover our Cryogen-Free Family of Products

Quantum Design manufactures a full line of cryogen-free, automated material characterization systems for the scientific community. These systems provide temperatures from 0.05 to 1000 K and magnet fields up to 16 tesla. Cryogen-free systems include the Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS®), MPMS SQUID VSM, VersaLab, and the new PPMS DynaCool. MORE

Shrink peas for designer wrinkles
New Scientist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists have created a computer model that reproduces striking patterns seen in wrinkles formed when metal spheres shrouded in a silicon skin contracted as they cooled. Read the associated Physical Review Letters abstract. More

APS Weekly NewsBrief
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601   Download media kit
Jennifer Maddox, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2613   Contribute news

To provide feedback to APS, please contact Trish Lettieri, APS Director of Membership 301.209.3272
This edition of the APS Weekly NewsBrief was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here.
Recent issues
June 15, 2011
June 8, 2011
June 1, 2011
May 25, 2011

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063