Physicists cast doubt on neutrino theory

University of Cincinnati physicists, as part of an international research team, are raising doubts about the existence of an exotic subatomic particle that failed to show up in twin experiments. UC College of Arts and Sciences associate professor Alexandre Sousa and assistant professor Adam Aurisano took part in an experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator

Grasshopper jumping on Bloch sphere finds new quantum insights

New research at the University of Warwick has (pardon the pun) put a new spin on a mathematical analogy involving a jumping grasshopper and its ideal lawn shape. This work could help us understand the spin states of quantum-entangled particles. The grasshopper problem was devised by physicists Olga Goulko (then at UMass Amherst), Adrian Kent

Study shows demolishing vacant houses can have positive effect on neighbor maintenance

New research suggests that demolishing abandoned houses may lead nearby property owners to better maintain their homes. This study, by Daniel Kuhlmann, assistant professor of community and regional planning at Iowa State University, was published recently in the peer-reviewed Journal of Planning Education and Research. He examined whether the demolition of dilapidated and abandoned housing

Russian state successfully flight tests 3D printed gas turbine engine

The Russian state-backed Advanced Research Foundation (FPI) and Federal State Unitary Enterprise (VIAM) have flight-tested their 3D printed MGTD-20 gas turbine engine for the first time. The motor was evaluated onboard a light Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which was launched over the Kazanbash aviation center in Tatarstan, around 500 miles east of Moscow. Utilizing 3D

Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth

New research shows that selecting a targeted retirement fund that ends in a zero could negatively impact your retirement savings. The study, published online in the Journal of Consumer Research, identified a “zero” bias or tendency for individuals to select retirement funds ending in zero as compared to funds ending in five. This zero bias

Astrophysicist investigates the possibility of life below the surface of Mars

Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist at the Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi, Dimitra Atri finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support it. The subsurface — which is less harsh and has traces of water — has never

Winning the digital transformation race: Three emerging approaches for leading transition

New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City’s Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive advantage in the industry. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing many organisations to operate remotely, adoption of the latest secure technologies has taken

Graphene can act as surfactant

New research into graphene flakes has discovered that the material can act as a surfactant, for the first time demonstrating how it can be a versatile 2D stabiliser ideal for many industrial applications from oil extraction to paper processing. Pristine graphene is completely water repellent, but the researchers found that at a particular size (below

University of Dayton researchers create lower cost method of 3D printing nanoscale structures 

Researchers from the University of Dayton have published research describing an enhanced and more cost-effective method of 3D printing nanoscale structures.  The Opto-Thermo-Mechanical (OTM) nano-printing technique was found to be capable of printing on a nanoscale level of fewer than 100 nanometers (nm), or a thousand times smaller than a human hair. What’s more, because

Scientists achieve major breakthrough in preserving integrity of sound waves

In a breakthrough for physics and engineering, researchers from the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (CUNY ASRC) and from Georgia Tech have presented the first demonstration of topological order based on time modulations. This advancement allows the researchers to propagate sound waves along the boundaries of topological