Don’t fear the craquelure
Cracks can make wood paintings less vulnerable.
Cracks in the paint of a great work of art may not be quite the problem they seem. In fact, if it’s a painting on woo...
Reducing noise below the sound of silence
Researchers manipulate quantum light with telling effect.
Researchers from Australia, Singapore and China have developed a technology that manipulates quantum states of light ...
Getting to grips with fragile topology
Research explains the strange electron flow in future materials.
A class of materials known as topological insulators has excited those searching for the materials of the future for ...
A breakthrough in muon management
Physicists looking to up the collider energy.
A breakthrough in muon management has set scientists dreaming of an alternative that could have 100 times the power o...
Artificial atoms create stable qubits
An important step in quest for silicon quantum computer.
Quantum engineers in Australia have created artificial atoms in silicon chips which, they say, offer improved stabili...
Physicists do something very cool
Nanoparticles at ground state open new possibilities.
Physicists have cooled a nanoparticle to the lowest temperature quantum mechanics allows by reducing its motion to th...
A novel quantum couple
Magnetic field moves electrons into concentric circles.
US and Japanese researchers have created and imaged a novel pair of quantum dots – tiny islands of confined electric ...
Explaining an uncertain law of physics
It’s great science, but not yet worth a million dollars.
Turbulence is seen as the ultimate example of chaos theory: the way a butterfly flaps its wings in Australia could be...
What to make of the X17 factor
A particle new to physics might solve the dark matter mystery.
A team of scientists in Hungary recently published a paper that hints at the existence of a previously unknown subato...
Things go pear-shaped when you split the atom
Physicists solve a longstanding mystery about nuclear fission.
Researchers from Australia and Japan have discovered that when atoms split, in the process known as nuclear fission, ...
Part of a disCERNing crowd
Australian astrophysicist Martin White discusses life with and around the Large Hadron Collider.
The following is an edited excerpt from the article “A disCERNing crowd”, which appears in the current edition of Cos...
How much do you need to knead?
Looking at the science of good breadmaking.
You know breadmaking is a serious business when scientists get involved. Physicists from Germany’s Technical Univers...