Physicists at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching have created an atomic gas in the laboratory that has negative Kelvin values. These negative absolute temperatures have several apparently absurd consequences: although the atoms in the ...
Following a spectacular year 2012, CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built, will stop operation after January 2013 for nearly 2 years of maintenance.
A new kind of photovoltaic cell based on sheets of flexible graphene coated with a layer of nanowires have been produced for the first time by MIT researchers, but a caveat is lower efficiency in first examples.
A new kind of magnetism dubbed quantum spin liquid (QSL), until now only predicted by theories but impossible to prove, was now measured for the first time in a special kind of crystal by a team of MIT researchers.
Stephen Hawking has won the most lucrative cash prize, $3 million by the Fundamental Physics Prize for his discovery that black holes emit radiation, and his 'deep contributions' to quantum gravity and quantum aspects of the early universe.
A new automation system has been designed by the researchers at the University West in Sweden. With this automation system, robots and machines can make their own decisions and adapt to external circumstances.
The whirligig beetles that play the role of scavengers by keeping the surface of the waterways clean have inspired researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to develop an energy-efficient propulsion mechanism for swimming vehicles and robots.
A new sensor has been developed that detects undetonated explosives on the sea floor. It is based on a technology used to find mineral deposits underground.
Sophisticated sensors that are about the size and thickness of a postage stamp have been created by electrical engineers at the Oregon State University to monitor medical vital signs.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have come up with a remarkable creation-- biocompatible miniature bio bots.
Scientists hope to discover 700,000 new galaxies with the help of Australia's newest radio telescope, CSIRO's Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).