Early opticians spent months polishing lenses that could focus light into a clear image. But these days, nanotechnology may offer much faster ways to assemble, one molecule at a time, perfect optical components.
After the Big Bang, our universe began to expand and emerge, forming stars, galaxies and planetary systems. Yet the specifics of this formation process have long remained a mystery to scientists. Now, researchers have taken a closer look at how the universe was formed.
What was until now mostly described and known in theory and through experiments, can now be observed in great detail with the latest technologies: How atoms vibrate and change when hit with intense bursts of light.
The Doctor from "Doctor Who" isn't the only one who deals with time travel. Physicists have also tackled the idea. Now, scientists have found that it would be theoretically possible for time travelers to copy quantum data from the past.
Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natura...
MIT physicist finds the creation of entanglement simultaneously gives rise to a wormhole.
For roughly two decades, scientists have struggled to understand the ratio of lithium isotopes found within the bellies of the oldest stars in the universe. Now, with the aid of high-performance computing, an international group of researchers has put this cosmic problem to rest.
Quantum entanglement is a part of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once referred to as "spooky action at a distance." Now, though, scientists have discovered that this phenomenon could be even stranger than Einstein thought. They've found that quantum entanglement may be intrinsically linked w...
A new microscope invented at Michigan State University allows scientists to zoom in on the movements of atoms and molecules.
Classical and high-temperature superconductors differ hugely in the value of the critical temperatures at which they lose all electrical resistance. Scientists have now used powerful X-rays to establish another big difference: high-temperature superconductivity cannot be accounted for by the mechani...
The ATLAS experiment at CERN has released preliminary results that show evidence that the Higgs boson decays to two tau particles.
Physicists have found out a way to study some of the coldest objects in the universe. They've come up with a new way of measuring Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) by using a filter to cancel out the damage caused by the streams of light that are typically used to measure them.