Scientists may have just managed to slow down the speed of light traveling in free space. The new feat is one that, before now, was thought to be impossible.
Sounds waves passing through the air are considered "elastic waves." They travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the material's makeup. Now, though, scientists have developed a material that has the ability to control these waves.
Is glass a solid, or a liquid? Watching a glass blower at work, you can see the liquid nature of hot glass. Now, scientists have combined computer simulations and information theory to show that glass is, in reality, a true solid.
According to the predictions of quantum mechanics, microscopic objects can take different paths at the same time. In fact, researchers have found that Caesium atoms can take two paths at the same time.
There's nothing like the smell after a rainstorm. Now, scientists have uncovered exactly why the outdoors smell so good after rain falls. It turns out that raindrops release aerosols upon impact.
In theory, if you sweep a laser pointer across the moon fast enough, you can cast spots that move faster than light across the surface. Now, scientists have reported that this theoretical curiosity may be practically useful out in the cosmos.
Astronomers may have succeeding in measuring the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star. They've managed to determine the mass of a neutron star just before it vanished from view in a race against time.
Physicists have proposed a new parallel universe theory that will boggle your mind.
This New Year's, people around the world will be popping open bottles of champagne to celebrate the stroke of midnight. But what's the best way to pour this bubbly beverage, and what gives it the bubbles in the first place?
Scientists may have detected a possible signal from dark matter. They've picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, which could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter.
Soon, researchers may be dealing with a compact accelerator. Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world, physicists have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator.
The intermittent light emitted from pulsars allows scientists to verify Einstein's theory of relativity. However, this theory could be analyzed more effectively if a pulsar with a black hole were found. Now, scientists have announced that this fact isn't the case in two particular instances.