Using a laser, scientists can now carry out detailed analysis of a spirit sample no bigger than a teardrop and can even confirm whether it is toxic or not.
Alterations to the usual glass production process, such as putting the material under stress, can introduce effects that linger even after the material hardens.
Researchers asking why pieces of breakfast cereal float toward each other found physics principles in action in their bowls.
With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a laboratory— and not at the scale of inches, but microns.
A massive telescope in the Antarctic ice has reported the detection of 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos that might have their origin in cosmic sources.
Mineral physicists have determined that the iron in Earth's inner core is about 40 percent as strong as previously believed.
Engineers have transformed bacterial cells into living calculators that can compute logarithms, divide and take square roots, using three or fewer genetic parts.
A new report assesses the state of high-field magnet science, engineering and technology in the U.S. and finds it very strong.
The Navy, for the first time, launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nanometer-scale alloys possess the ability to emit light so brightly they could have potential applications in medicine.
Researchers have given the first demonstration of how the drag exerted on liquids flowing through tiny “fluidic chips” is affected by the introduction of diminutive gas bubbles.
Researchers reported the observation of a highly fragile and volatile body through a new quantum-mechanical measurement technique.
At seven times the toughness of Kevlar, a silk produced by the Caerostris darwini spider of Madagascar is more robust than any other material. Now, it can be produced at an industrial scale.
Researchers developed a way to introduce precisely four copper ions into quantum dots. This opens up possibilities for fine-tuning their optical properties and producing spectacular colors.
Do-it-yourself electronics manufacturing may soon be possible with your desktop printer, say the designers of a new system that directly prints electronic circuits onto ordinary paper.
Researchers have described mathematically the successive stages in the complex evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles.
A budget airline will create an artificial volcanic ash cloud over Europe this summer to test ash detection technology.
Researchers have developed a portable device to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
White dwarf stars are being polluted by debris from asteroid-like objects falling onto them. This discovery suggests that rocky planet assembly is common in clusters.
A professor who recently devised and conducted experiments to test the speed of a quantum computing system against conventional computing says that quantum computing is, “really, really fast.”
A team of physicists has found the first direct evidence of pear shaped nuclei in exotic atoms.
Scientists are planning a new experiment that could open the doors to new realms of particle physics. But first, they have to move a complex electromagnet that spans 50 feet in diameter 3,200 miles.
Scientists confirmed the presence of a magnetic field generated by electrons which scientists had theorized existed, but that had never been proven until now.
Researchers have used strain engineering to improve the light output power of 530nm green light-emitting diodes by 28.9 percent .
Researchers have created a new tool to detect flaws in lithium-ion batteries as they are being manufactured, a step toward reducing defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes that affect battery life and reliability.