Scientists using the atom-smashing machine known as the Large Hadron Collider on Wednesday said they had observed two never-seen-before particles, a discovery that refines physicists’ understanding of how elementary particles interact and the forces between them.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska have discovered an algae virus that makes us more stupid by infecting our brains. (more…)
Designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body) is all about simplicity. There just isn’t room for complex motors or actuation systems.
The landing site on a comet to be targeted by Europe’s Philae robot on 12 November has been named “Agilkia” following a public competition.
Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the performance of devices like computer chips. (more…)
Two satellites have seen “tsunami” spreading on the surface of the Sun after a release of matter into space called a coronal mass ejection (CME). (more…)
We often hear about the coming nanobot revolution, but just how are scientists planning on powering these future marvels? (more…)