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.
Physicists have learned a bit more about the forces that power Whirling Dervishes. They've found that the physics that intricately links the rotation of the Earth with the direction of weather patterns in the atmosphere plays a crucial role in the creation of the hypnotic patterns created by these W...
A team of engineers at the University of New York University have created a tiny aerial robot whose flying motions replicate a water dwelling creature-Jellyfish.
In a new finding, researchers have explained the science behind beer tapping by exploring the phenomenon of cavitation- a phenomenon that is applicable to engineering concerns such as erosion of ship propellers.
Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.
Climate change is impacting species across the globe. Yet it may be impacting some creatures more than others. The flight season timing of a wide variety of butterflies is responsive to temperature, which means that warmer temperatures could greatly influence them in the future.
Tin could be the next super material. Theorists predict that the single layer of pure tin could be the world's first material to conduct electricity at room temperature with 100 percent efficiency.