Teleporting mass is something that you may only see in a science fiction movie. Teleporting information, though, is a completely different matter. For the first time, scientists have managed to teleport information in an electronic circuit, similar to a computer chip.
Light speeds through space, bouncing off objects as it races at about 186,282 miles per second. Now, scientists may have found a way to halt this mad dash. They've discovered that they can slow light by using embedded dye molecules in a liquid crystal matrix.
Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden accidentally left a reaction running over the weekend and ended up resolving a century-old chemistry problem. Their work has led to the development of a new material, dubbed Upsalite, with remarkable water-binding properties. Upsalite promises to find applications in e...
Atomic clocks can be used for a variety of applications. Now, scientists have used one of these devices as a quantum simulator, mimicking the behavior of a different, more complex quantum system.
There may be a new technique that could have implications for the field of quantum information and computing. Scientists have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free space.
A terahertz laser developed at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute makes it possible to control a material's magnetisation at a timescale of picoseconds (0.000,000,000,001 seconds).
Pure curiosity led him to embark on graphene research. Then, the hype surrounding the miracle material hit with full force. Now Sergey Kubatkin hardly has time in the lab anymore for what he really wants to spend time with: his own experiments.
How was our universe created 14 billion years ago? Using laser-cooled ions, researchers discovered how symmetry breaking can be generated in a controlled manner and how the occurrence of defects can then be observed.
Particle physics has many mysteries, but one of them is why dark matter, which is observed to dominate energy density of the universe, has a remarkably small (but not zero) value. Now, scientists may have found a way to solve this mystery.
Tessellation patterns that have fascinated mathematicians since Johannes Kepler worked out their systematics 400 years ago -- and that more recently have caught the eye of both artists and crystallographers -- can now be seen in the laboratory.
Ever wondered what happens when you drop antimatter? The antimater experiment AEGIS at CERN needs your help to analyse experimental results to figure out how antimatter is affected by gravity. Just join the dots to reconstruct particle tracks and your contribution could be included in an upcoming sc...
There may be a new category when it comes to deciding what sort of solid you're dealing with. Scientists have discovered a new branch of solids that are neither pure glass, nor crystal nor even exotic quasicrystal. The findings could give researchers a new material to work with in the future.