Removing stains Physics usually tackles big questions, but smaller everyday ones can also be interesting. Sangwoo Shin of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and colleagues have solved a long-standing problem in laundry detergency called the stagnant […]

A post-Frascati review A coil of superconducting magnet The Fifth International Conference on Magnet Technology was held from 21–25 April in Rome, having relocated from the Frascati Laboratory because of increasing attendance. Interest focused on the use of superconducting magnets in […]

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Niobium–copper accelerating cavities, once the pinnacle of radio-frequency technology at CERN, are back in business and beginning to challenge the performance of their bulk-niobium counterparts.

Several nebulae make up this image, three of which form the large Seagull Nebula in the top centre, while a fourth in the bottom right is known as the Duck Nebula or Thor’s Helmet. The […]

Gamma-ray lasers have been elusive because it’s hard to produce coherent gamma rays. Now, Luca Marmugi of University College London and colleagues have identified a gamma-ray lasing mechanism in a Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) of 135Cs […]

It has been suggested that water ice under high pressure, such as inside planets, would be superionic, with liquid-like hydrogen ions moving inside a solid lattice of oxygen. Now, Marius Millot of Lawrence Livermore National […]

It is well known that the spontaneous emission rates of atoms or molecules can be modified by changing their electromagnetic environment, which is typically an optical cavity. But the same is hard to achieve for […]

Masers – the microwave analogues of lasers – have not seen the degree of use one might expect because they have long required cryogenics and high-vacuum systems. The development of room-temperature solid-state masers based on […]

NA62’s candidate event The NA62 collaboration at CERN has found a candidate event for the ultra-rare decay K+ → π+ ν ν, demonstrating the experiment’s potential to test heavily-suppressed corners of the Standard Model (SM). The SM prediction for the K+ → π+ ν ν branching […]