Double jet from a young star This unprecedented image of a double jet from a young star combines radio observations acquired by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) with visible-light observations from ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT). Young stars are violent […]

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Taking temperatures at nanoscales has become easier thanks to the work of G Kucsko of Harvard University and colleagues. They use tiny nanodiamonds with single-nitrogen atom impurities, creating a nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centre in which two neighbouring […]

Simulated sandstorm Computer simulations by Marcus Carneiro of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and colleagues show that there is more to sandstorms than just “sand blowing around”. In a sandstorm, the grains fly mostly […]

Lumped elements in electrical systems such as resistors, capacitors and inductors are hard to imagine at high frequencies but Humeyra Caglayan and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that metamaterials using simple nanorod […]

A long-standing problem is how to build soft actuators – things that could provide the sort of motion that is generated by muscles. Now, Christoph Keplinger of Harvard University and colleagues have developed a class […]

The ILC site evaluation committee of Japan has announced the result of the assessment of the two candidate sites for an International Linear Collider (ILC). In a press conference held at the University of Tokyo […]

Antineutrino detectors The international Daya Bay collaboration has announced new results, including their first data on how neutrino oscillations vary with neutrino energy, which allows them to measure mass splitting between different neutrino types. Mass splitting represents […]

There are four neutral mesons that allow particle–antiparticle transitions – mixing – and so make ideal laboratories for studies of matter–antimatter asymmetries (CP violation). Indeed, such an asymmetry has already been observed for three of […]