How particle accelerator maths helped me fix my Wi-Fi
Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you'd be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world – from the ...
Explosions of Jupiter's aurora linked to extraordinary planet-moon interaction
On Earth, bursts of particles spewed by the Sun spark shimmering auroras, like the Northern Lights, that briefly dance at our planet's poles. But, on Jupiter, there's an auroral glow all the time, and new ...
Personality test finds Britain's most extroverted, agreeable and emotionally stable regions
A survey of almost 400,000 British residents has highlighted significant differences in personalities between regions. Amongst its finding, it shows Scots to be amongst the friendliest and most co-operative ...
Misuse of sustainability concept may lead to even more toxic chemical materials
Replacement of toxic chemical components by nontoxic and biocompatible natural analogs is one of the most popular approaches in sustainable projects. A study carried out at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry ...
How safe is encryption today?
When checking your email over a secure connection, or making a purchase from an online retailer, have you ever wondered how your private information or credit card data is kept secure?
New class of zero-moment half metallic magnets may enhance data storage, wireless transmission speeds
Attempting to develop a novel type of permanent magnet, a team of researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has discovered a new class of magnetic materials based on Mn-Ga alloys.
Indiegogo project 'Switchmate' lets you run light switch from your phone without rewiring
Image: Misshapen NGC 2936 galaxy
What do you see in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope: a porpoise or a penguin?
Snowflakes become square with a little help from graphene
The breakthrough findings, reported in the journal Nature, allow better understanding of the counterintuitive behaviour of water at the molecular scale and are important for development of more efficient techno ...
85 college students tried to draw the Apple logo from memory: 84 failed
"You can observe a lot just by watching." - Yogi Berra
Opossum-based antidote to poisonous snake bites could save thousands of lives
Scientists will report in a presentation today that they have turned to the opossum to develop a promising new and inexpensive antidote for poisonous snake bites. They predict it could save thousands of lives worldwide without ...
Mission studies the Sun in soft X-rays
At any given moment, our sun emits a range of light waves far more expansive than what our eyes alone can see: from visible light to extreme ultraviolet to soft and hard X-rays. Different wavelengths can ...
'Ice vault' idea to keep climate's time capsule intact
Imagine you are Sherlock Holmes bent on solving a mystery but the evidence is starting to crumble and eventually you will be left with worthless dust.
A new kind of light bulb traps insects that carry vector-borne diseases
How many researchers does it take to change a light bulb? And how many lives could they save by changing it?