We love physics in all its forms, from new research on mind-bending concepts like quantum weirdness and spooky action at a distance to the science of sounds and fluids to all the forces that push, pull, stick and slip. Here we tackle the macroscopic, the subatomic, the strange, the cool, the groundbreaking and the obscure.
Optical tweezers developed by a new Nobel laureate could potentially be used on slightly larger objects, but not spacecraft.
Optical innovations made by the three new laureates help scientists control tiny organisms and make incredibly short and powerful laser pulses.
Defects in crystals may be useful for designing spintronic devices, which use the magnetic properties of electrons for processing information.
Scientists discovered that water droplets don’t just passively roll around on a hot skillet.
The technique could help scientists better understand why certain materials have the properties they do.