Black holes do not exist as we thought they did
On January 24, the journal Nature published an article entitled "There are no black holes." It doesn't take much to spark controversy in the world of physics... But what does this really mean? In a brief ...
More electric car charging points in Japan than gas stations
Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations.
U.Va.'s Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing
A sort of Holy Grail for physicists and information scientists is the quantum computer. Such a computer, operating on the highly complex principles of quantum mechanics, would be capable of performing specific calculations ...
Baby whale's first breath caught on camera off Australia
Australian scientists have photographed a humpback whale helping a newborn calf take what appears to be its first breath, a rare event described as the "Holy Grail" for whale-watchers.
Ray of light could lead to next generation of superconductors
A superconductor, which can move electrical energy with no wasteful resistance, is the holy grail of cost-effective, efficient, and "green" power production. Unlike traditional conductors such as copper or ...
Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy ...
Noninvasive brain implant could someday translate thoughts into movement
(PhysOrg.com) -- A brain implant developed at the University of Michigan uses the body's skin like a conductor to wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals to control a computer, and may eventually be ...
Spotlight on nanoparticles' imperceptible effects
From the clothes and make-up we wear to the electronic devices we use every day, nanotechnology is becoming ubiquitous. But while industry has mastered the production of such materials, little is known about ...
Biochemists convert greenhouse gas to fuel
(Phys.org)—What if you could take greenhouse gas and convert it to fuel for an energy-hungry world?
Toyota unveils fuel-cell car assembly line
Toyota President Akio Toyoda on Tuesday unveiled the assembly line that is making the first mass market fuel-cell car.
Video preludes Higgs boson announcement
A video from Europe's CERN physics lab, apparently posted mistakenly on the eve of an announcement on the elusive "God Particle," reveals that a new subatomic particle has been observed in the relevant range.
Discovery offers hope against deadly cat virus
What makes a harmless virus turn lethal? For the deadliest infectious disease in cats, Cornell scientists now know.
'Windows 10 on everything' is Microsoft's gambit to profit from its competitors
Microsoft's aim to make Windows 10 run on anything is key to its strategy of reasserting its dominance. Seemingly unassailable in the 1990s, Microsoft's position has in many markets been eaten away by th ...
GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development
General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday.