A Theory of Dark Matter
Among the most astounding, unexpected, and important achievements of the past century (or even more) have been the discoveries of dark matter and dark energy, collectively dubbed the "dark sector."
Britain launches renewables drive to cut emissions
Britain announced plans Wednesday to slash emissions with a huge increase in the use of renewable energy to generate one third of the country's electricity needs by 2020.
Shaking the Fundamentals of Physics: At the Limits of the Photoelectric Effect
With extremely short wavelengths and very high intensities, light-matter interaction seems to be different than previously accepted.
Caribbean at risk of tsunami
Up to 30,000 residents and tourists could be under threat from a newly discovered tsunami risk in the Caribbean, according to experts in disaster risk management.
Implementing sustainable technology to monitor the integrity of the nation's bridges
Today, humans perform visual inspections every two years of most of the nation's older bridges. But with a scarcity of inspectors and tens of thousands of bridges, that process can be long and laborious.
The Physics of Pizza Tossing
Portuguese wave-power snake dead in the water
Opened in September as a world "first" in producing electricity from waves, a pioneering installation here is dead in the water having functioned for only a few weeks in a stormy process of research and development.
Cosmologists aim to observe first moments of universe
During the next decade, a delicate measurement of primordial light could reveal convincing evidence for the popular cosmic inflation theory, which proposes that a random, microscopic density fluctuation in ...