Physics General News

The sweet physics of saltwater taffy

 Physics General News
 12 September 2023
American beach town boardwalks often boast numerous storefronts advertising saltwater taffies. The candy calls to mind summer vacations, a rainbow assortment of colors and flavors, and a sweetness that sticks to the roof of your mouth....

A new way to create germ-killing light

 Physics General News
 11 September 2023
A research team has created an aluminum-nitride device that can convert visible light into deep-ultraviolet light through the process of second harmonic generation. This work can lead to the development of practical devices that can sterilize surfaces with ultraviolet radiation while using less...

Magnetic whirls pave the way for energy-efficient computing

 Physics General News
 11 September 2023
Researchers of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University of Konstanz in Germany as well as of Tohoku University in Japan have been able to increase the diffusion of magnetic whirls, so called skyrmions, by a factor of 10. Their findings are published in the journal Nature...

A new LED design for next-level realism in immersive displays

 Physics General News
 07 September 2023
From pterodactyls flying overhead in a game to virtually applying cosmetics prior to making a purchase, augmented reality and other immersive technologies are transforming how we play, observe, and learn. Cheap and ultra-small light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that enable full-color imaging at high...

Machine learning contributes to better quantum error correction

 Physics General News
 07 September 2023
Researchers have used machine learning to perform error correction for quantum computers -- a crucial step for making these devices practical -- using an autonomous correction system that despite being approximate, can efficiently determine how best to make the necessary corrections....

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