Physics

New Algorithm Could Make VR Sound More Realistic

  You’re probably familiar with the way good sound design can bring a game or video to life. It can take huge teams of creators hour upon hour to make the audio just right, but almost no amount of time is enough to craft the perfect audio for a virtual …

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Scientists Create Miniature Sun in Wisconsin

  The sun is easy to spot in the sky, and it’s not very far away in astronomical terms. So, scientists have spent a great deal of time studying our local life-giving star. However, the sun is also a nuclear inferno that will eradicate any people and most robots that …

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Researchers Find First Candidate for 3D Quantum Spin Liquid

A quantum spin liquid is a state of matter where unpaired electrons’ spins, although entangled, do not show magnetic order even at the zero temperature. The realization of a quantum spin liquid is a long-sought goal in physics. In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics, physicists from Rice …

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CERN Physicists Measure Elliptic Flow of Bottomonium Particles

Physicists in the ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) Collaboration at CERN have announced the first measurements of an elliptic-shaped flow of upsilons, bottomonium particles consisting of a bottom quark and its antiquark. One of the first collisions of lead ions recorded by the ALICE detector. Image credit: ALICE Collaboration …

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Scientists Observe Molecular Motions in Real Time

An international team of researchers led by Brown University has used ultra-high-speed X-ray pulses to image subtle motions of a molecule of N-methyl morpholine. Vibrational motions of N-methyl morpholine. Image credit: Brown University. “For many years, chemists have learned about chemical reactions by essentially studying the molecules present before and …

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