A new form of carbon: Grossly warped 'nanographene'
Chemists at Boston College and Nagoya University in Japan have synthesized the first example of a new form of carbon, the team reports in the most recent online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry.
New Marie Curie film to shed light on women's struggle in science
Filming is underway in Poland on a new biopic about the life of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, the first woman ever to win not one, but two, Nobel prizes for her seminal discoveries in physics and chemistry.
Scientists discover new family of quasicrystals
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them. Quasicrystalline ...
Can plants grow on the moon? NASA plans test in 2015
Report: economic growth failing to help world's poorest kids
Global resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, with economic development in many countries still leaving millions of the most vulnerable behind, ...
Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he was forced to resign
A week ago, Tim Hunt was a well-known Nobel Prize winner who was promoting science education throughout Europe and the world.
Operation of longest superconducting cable worldwide started
(Phys.org) —Today, the longest superconducting energy cable in the world was integrated officially into the power grid of a German city. The cable of about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) in length now connects ...
DMI wins Nokia Sensing X Challenge with handheld medical device
Researchers shed new light on dark energy, cosmic speed-up
In a new study, Dartmouth researchers rule out a controversial theory that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion.
Buckyballs become bucky-bombs
In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene - soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties.
Scientists sound alarm over long wait for Nobel prize
Awarding Nobels decades after the original scientific discovery could lead to the coveted prize becoming irrelevant, some observers say, as ageing researchers miss out on their turn to get the long-awaited ...
How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?
Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place.
Shedding light on why blue LEDs are so tricky to make
Scientists at University College London, in collaboration with groups at the University of Bath and the Daresbury Laboratory, have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make, by ...
Jury member says Nobel physics decision 'wrong'
The Nobel Prize in Physics should also have gone to the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, a member of the awarding committee said Wednesday. ...