Accelerating research into dark energy

A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by UCL and CEFCA scientists. Making up 95% of our universe, these substances have profound ...

US probes second suspected Tesla Autopilot crash

US highway safety officials said Wednesday that they are investigating a second crash of a Tesla car that may have been operating on the vehicle's pioneering self-drive Autopilot technology.

Swordfish lubricate heads for super-speedy swim

Reminding us of a bygone era of duelling and chivalry, swordfish are some of the most charismatic creatures in the open ocean. Embellished with a rapier-like bill—which has been known to impale boats—and alleged to reach ...

2016 will be one second longer

On December 31, 2016, a "leap second" will be added to the world's clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This corresponds to 6:59:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, when the extra second will ...

New study calls for old methods of coastal management

Almost 90 years ago, the Mississippi River showed the world its power for destruction with the Great Flood of 1927. Now the river's power is once again on display, this time as a stabilizing force to maintain Louisiana's ...

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