Scientists develop atomic-scale hardware to implement natural computing
Quantum shortcut could speed up many quantum technologies
Quantum random number generator combines best of two approaches
Discovery shows what the solar system looked like as a 'toddler'
Astronomers have discovered a disc of planetary debris surrounding a young sun-like star that shares remarkable similarities with the Kuiper Belt that lies beyond Neptune, and may aid in understanding how ...
This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects
It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion.
Controlling swarms of robots with light and a single finger
Using a smart tablet and a red beam of light, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a finger. A person taps the ...
Why shaking hands matters (even when it's with a robot)
There's new evidence that shaking hands really does matter when it comes to striking the best deal in negotiations.
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A new way to measure friction between highly ordered pyrolytic graphite materials
Ancient star raises prospects of intelligent life
Can life survive for billions of years longer than the expected timeline on Earth? As scientists discover older and older solar systems, it's likely that before long we'll find an ancient planet in a habitable ...
Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found in asteroid debris
Water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth, new research strongly suggests.
Astrophysicists offer proof that famous image shows forming planets
A recent and famous image from deep space marks the first time we've seen a forming planetary system, according to a study by University of Toronto astrophysicists.
Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system
Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.
How comets were assembled
Rosetta's target "Chury" and other comets observed by space missions show common evidence of layered structures and bi-lobed shapes. With 3D computer simulations Martin Jutzi of PlanetS at the University ...