Zero point energy plays an important role in the stability of nanomagnets

So-called “zero-point energy” is a term familiar to some cinema lovers or series fans; in the fictional world of animated films such as “The Incredibles” or the TV series “Stargate Atlantis”, it denotes a powerful and virtually inexhaustible energy source. Whether it could ever be used as such is arguable. Scientists at Jülich have now …

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Cheap gigapixel holographic microscope using an off the shelf scanner

Japanese researchers demonstrated a gigapixel inline digital holographic microscopy using a consumer scanner. The consumer scanner can maximally scan an A4 size (European pagesize) image (297mm × 210mm) with 4800 dpi (≈ 5.29µm), theoretically achieving a resolution of 56,144 × 39,698 ≈ 2.22 gigapixels. The system using a consumer scanner has a simple structure, compared …

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A breakthrough in the understanding of high-temperature superconductivity

Eurekalert – Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) are unveiling a novel theoryfor high-temperature superconductivity. The team hopes the new finding gives insight into the process, and brings the scientific community closer to achieving superconductivity at higher temperatures than currently possible. This is a breakthrough that could transform our world. Superconductors are composed of …

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Mach Effect Derivation paper

Flux Capacitors and the Origin of Inertia (29 pages) The explanation of inertia based on “Mach’s principle” is briefly revisited and an experiment whereby the gravitational origin of inertia can be tested is described. The test consists of detecting a small stationary force with a sensitive force sensor. The force is presumably induced when a …

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Superconducting Metamaterials

(a) Split ring resonator for high-frequency metamaterials (outer ring diameter is 2.26mm). (b) Spiral resonator for radio frequency metamaterials (outer diameter is 6mm and has 40 turns). Metamaterials (so called because of their engineered electromagnetic properties) hold great promise for new applications in the megahertz to terahertz bands, as well as optical frequencies. Examples including …

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Fighting fat with Brown fat cells, Can Shrink Spare Tires Around Your Stomach

Bonn scientists discover a promising new approach to combat obesity Fighting fat with fat The researchers suspect that a disorder of the brown fatty tissue can lead to obesity in adults. If it were possible to turn on the ‘natural heating system’ on again, the problem of unwanted fat would be quickly solved: according to …

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