Kawah Ijen is located on the island of Java in Indonesia. When it “erupts” it doesn’t send lava running down its slopes. Instead, it emits an electric-blue fire that’s captivating at nighttime.
An astronomer at the University of West Virginia believes he has discovered a never-before-seen hydrogen river that is flowing through space and streaming into the galaxy of NGC 6946. His discovery is attributed to the use of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope.
Results show a rupture of the San Andreas Fault could generate three times more shaking in Los Angeles than surrounding regions.
The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene -- the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon -- promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact ...
New device from MIT can measure masses as small as one millionth of a trillionth of a gram, in solution.
How big is the universe? That's a good question, and scientists may have found out. They've measured the scale of the universe to an accuracy of one percent, a finding that could be key to determining the nature of dark energy.
A novel high-tech magnetic pulse generator that shrinks the size of this kind of device from room-sized to tabletop has been developed and demonstrated by Rice University scientists.
In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power.
Radical new treatments for cancer could be available in hospitals in 2014, while quantum computing could allow scientists to model chemical reactions at the atomic level for the first time – these are some of the predictions made by researchers in Horizon’s poll of major developments this year. ...
Computer scientists are constantly searching for ways to squeeze ever more bandwidth from communications networks.
In just one night, Santa has to visit millions of homes to deliver presents. If he could travel at the speed of light, the task would be simple.
Normal waves widen as they travel and eventually disappear. Soliton water waves, in contrast, can travel for miles without any significant change in their shape or amplitude. Now, scientists have discovered that so-called optical dissipative solitons can exist in small millimeter-size optical resona...