Learning how nature splits water
About 3.2 billion years ago, primitive bacteria developed a way to harness sunlight to split water molecules into protons, electrons and oxygen, the cornerstone of photosynthesis that led to atmospheric oxygen ...
Existence of new element confirmed
Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element. The ...
Ultrafast quantum computer uses optically controlled electrons
New lens device will shrink huge light waves to pinpoints
Manipulating light waves, or electromagnetic radiation, has led to many technologies, from cameras to lasers to medical imaging machines that can see inside the human body.
Dark Energy v. The Void: What if Copernicus was Wrong?
Dark energy is at the heart of one of the greatest mysteries of modern physics, but it may be nothing more than an illusion, according physicists at Oxford University. The problem facing astrophysicists is that they have ...
New spintronics effect could lead to magnetic batteries
Scientists make first observation of Airy optical beams
Researchers Move Closer To New Class of Memory
Computer memory that combines the high performance and reliability of flash with the low cost and high capacity of the hard disk drive could be closer than you think, thanks to a team of IBM scientists.
Physicists Rule Out the Production of Dangerous Black Holes at the LHC
Researchers make milestone discovery in quantum mechanics
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have recently reached what they are calling a milestone in experimental quantum mechanics.
A Test of the Copernican Principle
Black Holes Made of Light
Scientists at the University of St Andrews have used lasers to simulate a black hole in their laboratory.