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.
Pee and other human waste certainly aren't the most glamorous aspects of space, but all the same, they're a practical problem for those in orbit. For instance, there comes the critical question: What to do with astronaut waste? Fortunately, scientists have come up with a new process that can recy...
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.
Using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration, scientists have confirmed the existence of exotic hadrons, a type of matter that cannot be classified within the traditional quark model.
t turns out that coughs and sneezes create gas clouds that keep potentially infectious droplets aloft for far longer than researchers previously realized.
Quantum computing could be closer than ever. Scientists have used a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, which means that there's a new method for connecting particles which, in turn, could help develop quantum computing systems.