Atmospheric sprites have been known to exist for nearly a century. Yet exactly how they formed and where they come from have been a mystery--until now.
Neutron stars are extraordinarily dense stellar bodies that are created when massive stars collapse. Yet while these stars host some of the strongest magnetic fields in the universe, some of them are more strongly magnetized than others. Now, scientists have found out why this is.
Last week we saw President Obama interacting with Honda’s ASIMO soccer-playing robot. Another incredible and new piece of robotics is the RoboGolfPro – the golf swing coach of the future with various capabilities.
Scientists may have found a way to create tiny, but more powerful, signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics.
With some new, unprecedented images, astronomers are learning a bit more about the intergalactic medium, the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe.
Streaming jets of high-speed matter create some of the most spectacular objects in space. Now, scientists may have answered what mechanism creates these jets, revealing a bit more about the physics of our universe.
Quantum computers have the potential to revolutionize the way computations are performed. Now, scientists may be one step closer to creating such a computer; they've demonstrated a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array.
Researchers have observed a phase transition different from the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot "soup" of subatomic particles to atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter.
What first appeared to be a type of upside-down planet may have just given scientists the clues they need to develop a new method for studying binary star systems.
Astronomers may have just solved the mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby star systems. Scientists have managed to create the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one of the first stars discovered to have planets.
Physicists may have uncovered a new key to unlocking the mysteries of physics: quantum turbulence.
Scientists at the University of Darmstadt, in Germany, have trapped a pulse of light inside a crystal for a minute, and used it to store an image, raising the possibility of light-based computers that could work faster than today’s electronic processors and transistors.