An alternative hypothesis when it comes to the law of gravity may have more to it than meets the eye. Scientists have discovered that the modified law of gravity correctly predicted the velocity dispersion in 10 dwarf satellite galaxies of the Milky Way's giant neighbor Andromeda.
A pair of atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms has set a new record for stability. The clocks are like 21st-century pendulums that could swing back and forth with perfect timing for a period comparable to the age of the universe.
Scientists at JET, the world’s largest fusion energy research facility, have been deliberately melting parts of their own machine as they test materials for the fusion reactors of the future. These apparent acts of scientific vandalism are actually courageous experiments which have yielded valuabl...
Scientists may have found a new way to teleport qubits. By means of the quantum-mechanical entanglement of spatially separated light fields, they've managed to teleport photonic qubits with extreme reliability. This could pave the way to better quantum teleportation.
A Rice University laboratory has improved upon its ability to determine molecular structures in three dimensions in ways that challenge long-used standards.
CERN engineers have been working through the night this week to move the final replacement dipole magnets into position on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Though there are several still to go, the teams expect to have completed the task by the end of this month.
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.