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Creating Tiny Stars On Earth In The Quest For Fusion Power

Fusion is the physical process that powers the stars and harnessing this capability on Earth for carbon-free power generation is a grand challenge of modern physics. The potential payout is enormous – each gallon of seawater contains enough naturally-occurring fusion fuel (a special type of... click to read more

  • Christopher V. Young | Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA
Views 328
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 1, 2022
Can we read the universe’s book of secrets?

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva. The standard model of particle physics is one of the most successful... click to read more

  • Noshin Tarannum | PhD student at Section of Physics, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Anna Sfyrla | Professor at Section of Physics, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 433
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 29, 2022
Animal magnetism: how magnetic fields can influence chemistry in living cells

Ever since human beings first discovered the magical attractive effect of lodestones in the ancient world, we have been fascinated by the power of invisible magnetic fields and in particular how they can affect us and our bodies. For example, the Sushruta Samhita, an ancient... click to read more

  • Jonathan R. Woodward | Professor at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Noboru Ikeya | PhD Student at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Views 744
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2022
Magic Squares: A children’s puzzle meets quantum physics

Magic squares have fascinated people for centuries. A magic square is a grid of numbers such that every column and row sum up to the same number, called the “magic constant”. For example, a magic square can be seen on the façade of the Sagrada... click to read more

  • Gemma de las Cuevas | Professor at Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Tom Drescher | Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Tim Netzer | Professor at Department of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Views 848
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 9, 2022
E-skin: the future of sustainable & recyclable wearable electronics

Wearable electronic devices based on hard printed circuit boards (PCB), such as smart watches, bracelets and glasses, have broad applications in healthcare, medical science and artificial intelligence. However, most of these wearable devices are exorbitantly priced and when they are discarded, the electronic devices turn... click to read more

  • Chuanqian Shi | PhD Student at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Wei Zhang | Professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Jianliang Xiao | Associate Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Views 1414
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 6, 2022