With the boson in the can, the Nobel gongs handed out, and the particle collider where it was discovered offline for a two-year upgrade, why are we still doing physics? Here are five possible reasons:
Live corals are the most important contributors to the structure of the saltwater reef in nature as well as in reef aquariums. Corals, sponges and seaweeds cover most of the surface of coral reefs and make up the most diverse range of all marine ecosystems, as well as account for perhaps one quarter...
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is one of the planet's most defining features. Yet it won't remain present in our telescopes' fields forever; the spot is actually a massive storm, big enough to engulf the Earth two or three times over. In fact, this storm should have disappeared centuries ago. Now, scienti...
Scientists at EPFL have provided the first experimental evidence of superfluidity at the nanoscale, shedding light on the fundamental basis of the phenomenon.
Insects are dexterous creatures in the air, quickly changing directions as they hover, stall, dive and weave. Now, scientists have identified some of the underlying physics of insect flight, explaining how they can recover so quickly from a stall midflight, unlike conventional fixed wing aircraft.
Scientists have managed to simulate the key processes of photosynthesis on a quantum level with high spatial and temporal resolution. The findings are an important step toward answering the question of how quantum physics can contribute to the efficiency of energy conversion in synthetic systems.
Earth apparently has no special place in the universe--at least not when it comes to the cosmic growth of the system. Scientists have ruled out a controversial theory that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion.
With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fibre optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.
Physicists have unveiled a new atomic clock that promises to boost precision. They've created a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold rubidium atoms instead of the usual hot atoms, a switch the promises improved precision and stability.
MIT team documents a never-before-seen coupling of photons with electrons on the surface of an exotic crystal.
Scientific output is not just about academic papers. Datasets, along with other products of research, such as software and various forms of multimedia, also need to be made citable so that sharing and reuse can be facilitated, as well as tracked.