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2019-03-14 14:10:10

Photon's life cycle 'watched' in full

ByAmarendraSwarup(Image:MichelBrune)Forthefirsttimethebirth

2019-03-14 14:02:11

Higgs boson: Glimpses of the God particle

ByAnilAnanthaswamyIftheblipsinthedebrisoftheTevatronparticlesmasherreallyaresignsoftheHiggsbosonthenit’snotwhatweexpected.Itmightmeanthatit’stimetoreplacethestandardmodelwithamorecomplexpictureoftheun

2019-03-14 13:13:09

Medieval Islamic tiling reveals mathematical savvy

ByJeffHecht(Image:Science)(Image:WBDenny)(Image:WBDenny)MedievalIslamicdesignersusedelaborategeometricaltilingpatternsatleast500yearsbeforeWesternmathematiciansdevelopedtheconcept.Thegeometri

2019-03-14 13:11:01

Inside inflation: after the big bang

(Image:KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/RexFeatures)ByPeterColesMASSACHUSETTS

2019-03-14 12:14:15

Mechanical force induces chemical reaction

ByMichaelReilly(Image:Nature)Self-strengtheningplasticsandartificialbonemadefromsyntheticpolymermaybeonestepclosertorealitythankstoabreakthroughinchemistrythatallowsmechanicalforcetoinducechemicalr

2019-03-14 12:06:17

Erupting volcano crackles with low-energy lightning

ByMichaelReillyAnewkindoflow-energylightninghasbeendiscovered

2019-03-14 12:04:07

Mathematicians finally map 248-dimension structure

ByHazelMuir(Image:JohnStembridge

2019-03-14 11:16:10

Is the universe a fractal?

ByAmandaGefterWrittenacrosstheskyisasecret

2019-03-14 11:10:04

Novel search engine matches molecules in a flash

ByWillKnight(Image:ProceedingsoftheRoyalSocietyA)Potentialdrugscouldbeidentifiedveryrapidlyusinganovelmethodformatchingmolecularshapes.Thetechniqueusestherelativepositionoftheatomsinamoleculetoquick

2019-03-14 10:08:16

The illusion of reality in a quantum world

ByMarcusChownHOWwouldyouliketobequantum?Itwouldcertainlyhaveitsadvantages.Imagine

2019-03-14 10:05:03

Multidimensional symmetry tamed at last

Manyphysiciststhinkthatunifyinggravityandotherforceswillrequireatheoryembracingabout11space-timedimensions

2019-03-14 09:04:02

The universe is a string-net liquid

ByZeeyaMerali(Image:ElmarLackner/Mindat)In1998

2019-03-14 08:13:08

金沙导航:Nano-coating makes for an awesome splash

ByGaiaVince(Image:LydéricBocquet)Whenasphericalobjectsuchasaballisdroppedontowater

2019-03-14 08:02:11

Editorial: Higgs with a difference

THEGodparticlehasvisitedtheblogosphere.Inrecentweeks

2019-03-14 07:18:17

Moslem tilers were hundreds of years ahead of their time

MEDIEVALIslamictilers

2019-03-14 07:12:10

Nanorockets – the ultimate baby boosters?

ByPhilipBallBrianGilchrist’sdesignforarocketshipsoundslikeabadjoke.Forastart

2019-03-14 06:18:05

No such thing as a constant constant?

RICHARDFEYNMANcalledthefinestructureconstant

2019-03-14 06:15:09

Dark matter may be the death of Milky Way

GOODBYEMilkyWay.Everygalaxyisdestinedtoslowlydisintegrateasthedarkmatterthatbindsittogethervanishes.SopredictLawrenceKraussandGlennStarkmanatCaseWesternReserveUniversityinCleveland

2019-03-14 05:02:08

Plugging the ozone hole cut global warming too

ByCatherineBrahicGlobalwarmingwouldbemuchworseiftheworldhadnotputahalttothedestructionoftheozoneholeaboveAntarctica

2019-03-14 04:19:17

Dark matter may be the death of Milky Way

ByGoodbyeMilkyWay.Everygalaxyisdestinedtoslowlydisintegrateasthedarkmatterthatbindsittogethervanishes.SopredictLawrenceKraussandGlennStarkmanatCaseWesternReserveUniversityinCleveland

2019-03-14 03:08:07

金沙导航:A Measure of All Things, by Ian Whitelaw

ByMatthewKilleyaYOUcancheckthealcoholcontentofyourliquorbyaddingalitreofittogunpowder.Ifthepowdercanstillbeignited

2019-03-14 02:02:18

Full-colour glow-in-the-dark materials unveiled

ByTomSimonite(Image:OpticsExpress/MitsunoriSaito)Glow-in-the-darkmaterialsthatshinewiththewholerangeofvisiblecolours

2019-03-14 02:01:14

Strange patterns appear when suspensions flow over a surface

THEkitchenisnotthemostobviousplacetostudycomplexitytheory.Yethoneyjarsmayholdtheanswerstohowcertaincomplexpatternsemergeinnature.MarkBuchananoftheUniversityofOslo

2019-03-14 01:17:02

Radiation warning gains skull and crossbones

(Image:IAEA/ISO)Youcouldn’tcallitsubtle.TheInternationalAtomicEnergyAgency(IAEA)isaddingaskullandcrossbonesandthefigureofapersonrunningawaytoitswarningsymbolfordangerousionisingradiation.“Toomanypeop

2019-03-14 01:15:11

Interview: The chance of a lifetime

ByJustinMullinsWhenheranawayfromhomeaged14tospendtwoyearsontheroadasamagician’sassistant

2019-03-13 14:07:14

Physics crunch: Desperately seeking everything

ByMichaelBrooks(Image:Pasieka/SPL)Readmore:“Crunchtimeforphysics:What’snext?“BLAMEtheancientGreeks:theystartedit.Theideaseemedsensibleenough.Ifwedigdown

2019-03-13 13:06:14

Plasma-surfing could forge Higgs bosons on the cheap

ByVictoriaJaggard(Image:BerkeleyLab)ItisnowofficiallyaHiggsboson

2019-03-13 12:19:06

Rumour points to completely boring Higgs boson

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:Twitter)YesterdaytheHiggswasshy.Todayit’sjustplainboring.ArumoursparkedbyaCERNphysicistonTwittersuggeststheoneremainingquirkintheHiggsboson’sbehaviourhasbeenallbutwipedoutbythel

2019-03-13 12:19:02

LHC shuts down to prepare for peak energy in 2015

ByLisaGrossmanFreshfromitsdiscoveryoftheHiggsboson

2019-03-13 12:19:01

Physics crunch: Bang goes the theory

Readmore:“Crunchtimeforphysics:What’snext?“THEpastfewyearshavebeenaboomtimefortheoreticalphysicists.Withfewexperimentstoconstrainthem

2019-03-13 12:14:17

Sand-grain-sized drum extends reach of quantum theory

ByJacobAronThebangingofatinydrumheraldstheintrusionoftheweirdworldofquantummechanicsintooureverydayexperience.Thoughnobiggerthanagrainofsand

2019-03-13 12:07:05

Physics crunch: The dark void at cosmology's heart

ByStephenBattersby(Image:ESO/J.Emerson/VISTA.Acknowledgment:CambridgeAstronomicalSurveyUnit)Readmore:“Crunchtimeforphysics:What’snext?“TOOUReyes

2019-03-13 11:04:11

Mystery boson earns Higgs status thanks to W particle

ByMichaelSlezakUpdate:ThespokespeopleofthetwomajorHiggs-huntingdetectorshavenowconfirmedthattheparticlediscoveredinJulyisaHiggsboson.“Thepreliminaryresultswiththefull2012datasetaremagnificentandtome

2019-03-13 10:12:12

Controversial quantum computer aces entanglement tests

ByJacobAronEditorial:“Quantumcomputersleapintotherealworld“Afewdaysago

2019-03-13 10:10:07

金沙导航:Astrophile: Glistening cloud acts as cosmic centimetre

ByLisaGrossman(Image:SpitzerSpaceTelescope/NASA)Object:LargeMagellanicCloudDistance:162

2019-03-13 10:09:04

Physics crunch: Is mathematics the root of reality?

ByBrianGreene(Image:RoyalAstronomicalSociety/SPL)Readmore:“Crunchtimeforphysics:What’snext?“Inthelate1800s

2019-03-13 10:03:11

Dark matter rival boosted by dwarf galaxies

ByStuartClark(Image:ESA/HubbleandDigitizedSkySurvey2.Acknowledgment:DavideDeMartin(ESA/Hubble))DwarfgalaxiesdancingaroundthespiralgalaxyAndromedahaveboostedacontroversialalternativetotheideaofd

2019-03-13 09:20:01

Should business be allowed to patent mathematics?

ByStephenOrnes(Image:AndrzejKrauze)ATSOMEpointintheircareereverymathematiciancomesupagainstthequestion

2019-03-13 07:06:17

金沙导航:Quantum skyfall puts Einstein's gravity to the test

ByJacobAronDIVIDINGafallingcloudoffrozenatomssoundslikeanexoticweatherexperiment.Infact

2019-03-13 07:06:03

Physics crunch: Higgs smashes into a dead end

ByMatthewChalmers(Image:Fermilab/SPL)Readmore:“Crunchtimeforphysics:What’snext?“ITWASFebruary1964.TheBeatleswerepoisedtotaketheUSbystorm

2019-03-13 06:12:12

Higgs keeps mum about universe's secrets – for now

ByMichaelSlezakTheHiggsbosonwillnotopenthedoortoexoticnewphysicsanytimesoon.Thelastremainingquirkintheparticle’sknownpropertieshasvanishedfromthedataofoneofthetwoexperimentsresponsiblefordetectingtheb

2019-03-13 06:02:02

Earth's mantle helps hunt for fifth force of nature

ByJacobAronHeyCERN

2019-03-13 05:13:04

That's the stuff: Welcome to the Materials Library

ByRichardFisher(Image:CharlieBibby/FT)Editorial:“AreweintheMetamaterialAge?“Seemoreinourgallery:“Knowyourstuff:Collectourpickofmaterialwonders“THESTRANGER’Smusclesstrainedagainsthisshirtashehe

2019-03-13 04:14:11

Quantum computer could solve prime number mystery

ByJacobAronAmillion-dollarpuzzlerelatingtoprimenumberscouldbetackledusingonlyamid-sizedquantumcomputer.Thereisaracetofindeverbiggerprimes

2019-03-13 03:15:04

Ancient pi calculator gets a modern twist for pi day

ByJacobAronNeedlesfallingonpaperwillcalculatepi

2019-03-13 02:16:12

Shy Higgs boson continues to vex particle hunters

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:V.Varanda/Moriond)AnyonedesperatelywaitingtofindoutwhethertheparticlediscoveredattheLargeHadronCollider(LHC)lastyearisindeedtheHiggsboson

2019-03-13 02:10:02

Harness vast power of quantum computers… for sums

ByJacobAronQuantumcomputerssoundexoticbuttheirpowermaylieinsolvingmundaneequations–fast.Untilnowthesesystemshavebeengearedtowardstaskssuchasfactorisinghugenumbers

2019-03-13 01:10:03

Plutonium tests offer hope for dark space missions

ByMaggieMcKeeThefutureislookingbrighterformissionstothesolarsystem’sdarkcorners.PlutoniumneededtopowerthespacecraftthatcannotrelyonsolarpowerhasbeencreatedintheUSforthefirsttimein25years–albeitinsmall

2019-03-13 01:06:02

First fluid knots created in the lab

ByJacobAronVideo:Watchthefluidequivalentoftyingaknotinasmokering(Image:SteveKoppes)Tyingaknotinasmokeringsoundslikeafeatworthyofthoseenjoyingacertainkindofcigarette.Buttreatsmokeasanexampleofaflui

2019-03-13 01:05:01

Giant laser needs a revamp to achieve nuclear fusion

ByJeffHecht(Image:LawrenceLivermoreNationalLaboratory)There’smorethanonewaytosparkastar.Althoughtheworld’sbiggestlasermissedakeytargetdateontheroadtoproducingcleanenergyvianuclearfusion