Search and Discovery
Similarities with the cuprates presage higher transition temperatures. Differences provide a fresh perspective on electron-mediated pairing.
The observations of water and organic molecules may help astronomers explore the structure and dynamics of the disks that ultimately evolve into solar systems.
When a molecule’s electrons are in a nonstationary state, predicting the behavior of the nuclei is not straightforward.
Issues and Events
Academic red tape, bickering over rights to inventions, and attractive terms abroad are limiting growth in industry-sponsored research at US universities.
Any US site that produces molybdenum-99, a parent to the radioisotope used in 70–80% of medical imaging, would use low-enriched uranium, which could aid nonproliferation by prodding suppliers in other countries to do the same.
The NRDC says next-generation radiation monitors could be thwarted by modest shielding.
Africa is relying on graduate research and education initiatives to produce the new crop of young scientists the continent needs to build its technical base.
In 1968, Tantalus emerged as the first particle accelerator fully dedicated to synchrotron light experiments. Its development was marked by lucky coincidences and the visionary intuition of its principal constructor and director, Ednor Rowe.
Electromagnetic waves at the surface of a metal have the enormous bandwidth of a light pulse and can be channeled into circuit components smaller than the diffraction limit.