Lisa Watts

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Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Quantum Mechanics

Long-lived soundwaves in crystalline solids

A new study published in Nature Physics describes how a team of scientists used a laser beam to gain access to long-lived soundwaves in crystalline …

Chemistry

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Earth Science

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly …

Alzheimer's Disease

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

Astronomy

Pattern formation—the paradoxical role of turbulence

The formation of self-organizing molecular patterns in cells is a critical component of many biological processes. Researchers from …

Quantum Mechanics

Stunning image of Jupiter taken by NASA's Juno probe looks just like 'cream swirling in coffee'

It’s over 580 million kilometres away from our planet, but a new image has revealed Jupiter ’s surface in incredible detail.<p>The image was taken by …

Biology

Surprise finding points to DNA's role in shaping cells

As a basic unit of life, the cell is one of the most carefully studied components of all living organisms. Yet details on basic processes such as how …

UC San Diego

Asking This in an Interview Makes Hiring Managers Seriously Question Your Work Ethic

Steer clear of asking this question point-blank.<p>Barry Drexler trains his clients for one of the most important moments of their entire lives. No, he's not an Olympic coach. He's an expert interview coach.<p>Drexler has trained hundreds of job candidates, helping them boost their interview skills so …

Work-life Balance

Research says loud everyday noises may contribute to heart disease, and we're a little freaked out

If you’re often surrounded by the sounds of traffic, construction work, or loud music, you may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease. …

New nanofoam catalyst generates hydrogen from water quickly and cheaply

Renewable energy could be used to split water to obtain hydrogen – but methods to accomplish this are usually prohibitively expensive, need too much …

Clean Energy

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Laser experiment hints at weird in-between ice

Scientists spot signs of an unusual phase of water called superionic ice.

Scientists figure out how to make and measure time crystals

Time crystals, a theoretical phase of matter proposed in 2012, can now be reliably created and measured, thanks to researchers at UC Berkeley. Above: …

Artificial brains could soon be reality: Superconducting switch, which can 'learn' like human brain, developed

Researchers have developed a superconducting switch that can make future computers think like the human brain.<p>Computers could soon be able to …

What's Happening To Winter?

This winter I decided to make the move to Utah. In my mind the Wasatch range was a whimsical land full of fluffy powder, endless storm cycles and …

Cities are turning to beet juice and beer to address the dangers of road salt

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Experts who fear road salt is starting to take a toll on the nation's waterways are turning to beet juice, molasses, and even beer or cheese waste to make them safer.<p>Tossed onto sidewalks and dumped onto highways, salt for decades has provided the cheapest and most effective …

Ecology

Vietnamese farmers are migrating en masse to escape climate change

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and fruit. The 18 million inhabitants of this low-lying river delta are also some of the world’s most vulnerable to climate change. Over the last ten …

Here's what really makes you right- or left-handed — it's not just genetics

In graduate school, I earned beer money by modelling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don't judge, grad school doesn't pay well and beer isn't free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey the room and count how many of the aspiring artists were left-handed. Later in …

Biology

Particle Physics: New Laser Could Rip Apart Space Vacuum And Convert Light Into Matter

Physicists in China are on the cusp of "breaking the vacuum"—a phenomenon created by lasers of unprecedented power that physically rip particles out …

These Are the Most Important Soft Skills for Employees to Have, According to Hiring Managers | Inc.com

We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long term? When the going gets hard or when they are left unsupervised, how will they act?<p>It …

Employment

Earth's Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We're Not Prepared

The magnetic field is already shifting.<p>Earth's magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and …

Naked mole rats just threw science a huge curve ball, and it might lead to the Fountain of Youth

Naked mole rats might not be the most appealing members of the animal kingdom, aesthetically speaking, but what they lack in visual appeal they more …

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

Employment

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

Turbulence wastes a lot of energy. New research shows how we might reduce it.<p>If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created …

Physics

Nanoparticle gel controls twisted light with magnetism

"Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." For many of those around at the release of Star Wars in 1977, that scene was a first introduction to …

01-22: NEWS: New study links toxic pollutants with high cholesterol among Inuit

NEWS: Around the Arctic January 22, 2018 - 11:45 am<p>New study links toxic pollutants with high cholesterol among Inuit<p>High levels of LDL cholesterol …