Five years ago, at breakfast time, the world waited anxiously for news from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The first nervy bunch of protons were due to be fired around the European lab’s latest and biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as it kicked i...
A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices.
A new study conducted by the researchers of University of Exeter has made an exotic discovery about the beautiful shimmering wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly which could be used for innovating new technologies, from fabrics to sensors.
The "Hubble Bubble" may just help explain the differing measurements for the expansion rate of the universe. Scientists have created a theoretical model that places the Milky Way inside this type of cosmic bubble, revealing that it can explain some of the deviations between previous measurements and...
Scientists from Michigan State University have created a bomb-detecting laser that can be used as an additional measures at security checkpoints.
Scientific research doesn't often start from outreach projects. Yet, Ryuho Kataoka from the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, Japan, came up with an idea for a new method to measure the height of aurora borealis after working on a 3D movie for a planetarium. Kataoka and collaborators us...
Unusual reaction, never fully understood, is important to fuel combustion, atmospheric chemistry and biochemistry.
Thanks to a new device that is the size of a human hair, it is now possible to detect molecules in a liquid solution and observe their interactions.
A groundbreaking ceremony at CERN marked the beginning of the construction of CERN MEDICIS, a research facility that will make radioisotopes for medical applications.
No one knows for sure, but it is not unlikely that the universe is constructed in a completely different way than the usual theories and models of today predict.
Our universe was first created during the Big Bang, spawning stars and galaxies that helped populate the universe. Now, physicists have reproduced this event, creating a pattern resembling the cosmic wave background radiation in a laboratory simulation.
An alternative hypothesis when it comes to the law of gravity may have more to it than meets the eye. Scientists have discovered that the modified law of gravity correctly predicted the velocity dispersion in 10 dwarf satellite galaxies of the Milky Way's giant neighbor Andromeda.