New device from MIT can measure masses as small as one millionth of a trillionth of a gram, in solution.
An international tests show claims that the sticky feet of a gecko like robot developed by a team of engineering scientists could be useful in future space missions.
A collaborative study funded by DARPA had led to the development of a world's fastest thin-film organic transistors. This newly developed thin, transparent semiconductors promises to stand as a foundation for cheap, high performance displays.
How big is the universe? That's a good question, and scientists may have found out. They've measured the scale of the universe to an accuracy of one percent, a finding that could be key to determining the nature of dark energy.
A novel high-tech magnetic pulse generator that shrinks the size of this kind of device from room-sized to tabletop has been developed and demonstrated by Rice University scientists.
In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power.
Radical new treatments for cancer could be available in hospitals in 2014, while quantum computing could allow scientists to model chemical reactions at the atomic level for the first time – these are some of the predictions made by researchers in Horizon’s poll of major developments this year. ...
Computer scientists are constantly searching for ways to squeeze ever more bandwidth from communications networks.
In just one night, Santa has to visit millions of homes to deliver presents. If he could travel at the speed of light, the task would be simple.
Normal waves widen as they travel and eventually disappear. Soliton water waves, in contrast, can travel for miles without any significant change in their shape or amplitude. Now, scientists have discovered that so-called optical dissipative solitons can exist in small millimeter-size optical resona...
A mystery has plagued researchers for decades when it comes to Earth's upper atmosphere. Now, that mystery may finally be solved. Scientists have discovered the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons in Earth's near-space environment.
The Big Bang caused our universe to form, creating stars and galaxies as creation began. Now, scientists have detected a subtle distortion in the oldest light in the universe, revealing new insights into the earliest moments of our universe's formation.