In a diffusive light-scattering medium, light moves on random paths (see magnifying glass). A normal object (left) casts a shadow, an object with an invisibility cloak (right) does not. (Image: R. Schittny / KIT)
Physicists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a simple method for building and testing an Read More
Artistic illustration of the synthetic magnetic monopole, courtesy of Heikka Valja.
An international group of physicists has created, identified and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles, paving the way for the detection of the particles in nature.
Amherst, Massachusetts — Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their Read More
(a) The field of a magnetic source (right) is appearing as an isolated magnetic monopole when passing through the magnetostatic wormhole; the whole spherical device is magnetically undetectable. (b) The wormhole is composed of (from left to right) an outer spherical ferromagnetic metasurface, a spherical superconducting layer, and an inner Read More
Lance Wheeler (front) developed a switchable photovoltaic window along with (from left) Nathan Neale, Robert Tenent, Jeffrey Blackburn, Elisa Miller, and David Moore. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL)
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency. Read More
A newly proposed nuclear clock would be nearly 100 times more accurate than the best atomic clocks we have now, would be accurate to 19 decimal places and would provide an unmatched tool for applied physics research.
A proposed new time-keeping s Vending Telemeter ystem tied to the orbiting of a Read More
After a teen girl died in a possible suicide, her parents were left searching for answers. But a Berlin court has now dashed their hopes of solving the mystery through social media.A Berlin court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents Read More
Berlin is full of surprises. With its ever-changing life it's hard to keep up with even a fraction of what is going on in the city. These 23 facts are sure to teach you things you never knew.The online holiday rental company Wimdu have looked into the weirdest facts and Read More
Winter sun setting over the tundra polygons in northern Alaska in November 2015. As winter sets in and snow settles, the soils take time to freeze completely and continue to emit carbon dioxide long into the new year.
A newly published study reveals that warmer temperatures and thawing soils may be Read More
A newly published study contradicts the findings from a previous study that suggested that heavy cannabis use as a teenager lowers the persons IQ by middle age. The new study is titled, “Correlations between cannabis use and IQ change in the Dunedin cohort are consistent with confounding from socioeconomic status” Read More
A game between VfL Osnabrück and RB Leipzig came to an abrupt end on Monday evening after a referee was hit with a cigarette lighter.
With Osnabrück leading aRouter für die Hutschienet 1:0 about 71 minutes into the DFB Cup game, Leipzig forward Davie Selke got into a dispute with Osnabrücker Read More