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Young star V1331 Cygni unveils its violent past

(—V1331 Cygni is a young variable star that lies in the constellation Cygnus, approximately 1,800 light years away from our planet. The star is known to have a circumstellar disk surrounded by a flattened gaseous ...

dateApr 27, 2016 in Astronomy report
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The quantum sniffer dog

As humans, we sniff out different scents and aromas using chemical receptors in our noses. In technological gas detection, however, there are a whole host of other methods available. One such method is to use infrared lasers, ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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We could 3D print buildings using robots and drones

These days, 3D printing is never far from the public eye. Its vast and imaginative array of applications is constantly growing, from life-saving medical implants to life-ending firearms. Now, architects and structural engineers ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Engineering
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