The researchers 'printed' an array of 48 rectangular frames of a metasurface made primarily of gold and which diffracts laser light shone at it in such a way as to produce a true holographic three-dimensional image appearing mid-air (just like Prin
Of the 65 documented extinctions in the report, 64% were known only from a single location. While conservation often focuses on protecting entire landscapes, this finding points to the importance of small-scale site protection in order to prevent ext
The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory.
Superelastic alloys (SEAs) are a class of materials with supreme elasticity that enables them to be deformed and return to their original shape. Their unique properties have seen these durable materials come to be used in everything from glasses and
These hardware-aware methods are extensible and will improve any quantum circuit run on any IBM Quantum system, resulting in improvements to the experiments and applications which users can explore.
Scientists have identified what they think is the best place in the world to stargaze?"but don't make any travel plans just yet. Dome Argus or "Dome A," as the site is known, sits on a high, frigid plateau 746 miles inland on Antarctica.
the only species known to have substantial numbers of females living past reproduction are four types of whales (killer, beluga, short-finned pilot and narwhal) and one insect, the aphid, Quadrartus yoshinomiyai. So it's weird that women (as well a
Using a combination of special telescopes, detectors, and light filters tuned to specific wavelengths, it's now possible to increase the contrast between sky and laser-illuminated objects enough to make the latter visible.
The event, known as a tidal disruption event (TDE), is not only rare ?" occurring once every 10,000 to 100,000 years in a galaxy the size of the Milky Way ?" but it also requires very specific conditions to occur.
The cosmic web is a vast network of interconnected filaments made of dark matter and gas that forms the scaffolding the entire universe is built upon. These filaments can stretch hundreds of millions of light-years, and they connect galaxies, galaxy
The Local Group's remaining members include irregulars, ellipticals, and dwarf galaxies of various shapes, most of which are quite small. The two big guys on the block, Andromeda and the Milky Way, each have an entourage of satellite galaxies. Andr
Musk does things his own way, despite any norms or past practice. It gives his companies a clear edge over the competition.
The pursuit of next-generation battery architectures have scientists exploring all kinds of alternative materials, and one that has been seen as a great candidate for some time is silicon.
Unlike other sustainable fuels that require vehicle modifications, Prometheus' gasoline is designed to work seamlessly with existing internal combustion engines, allowing buyers to simply choose it at the pump, fill up and go.
According to Wright's theory, although religion may seem otherworldly-a realm of revelation and spirituality-its history has, like that of much else, been driven by mundane "facts on the ground." Religion, that is, changes through time prim
And the new glass battery promises to accelerate the shift away from internal combustion engines because it will deliver a significant increase in storage capacity.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to better explain what happened when the latest full-scale Starship prototype failed during one of its first tests, while later revealing the rocket engines set to power a future prototype's first flight.
Scientists have used a new solar telescope to capture the world's most detailed pictures of the sun's surface--and the achievement is being hailed as a historic milestone for "ushering in a new era of solar astronomy".
A "60 Minutes" profile of geneticist George Church covered a lot of weird science, but it was a conversation about his DNA-based dating startup (he calls it digiD8) that raised eyebrows... and Twitter ire. Many accused him of promoting eugenic
Sources have told The Wall Street Journal that Boeing could temporarily halt production of the 737 Max amid concerns the timeline of ungrounding the aircraft could be pushed further out. The decision to disclose the fate of the 737 Max production cou
It's a biotechnology arms race happening against the backdrop of a disruptive trade war with the U.S., a rapidly aging population, and diminishing resources to feed China's 1.4 billion people. Soaring pork prices prompted the State Council, Chin
As Helen Czerski asks, nuclear fusion energy has been forty years away for the last 70 odd years. Are we getting any closer, Helen visits First Light Fusion in Oxfordshire.
Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
Many different types of dogs can be developed this way, but they can never develop a cat by selectively breeding dogs. Natural selection can never extend outside of the DNA limit. DNA cannot be changed into a new species by natural selection. The sam
hree physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
The bottom line is that we may have now a model that depends solely on Newtonian physics. and our knowledge of nuclear process. After all, iron and nickle are the end points of the formation process of the nuclear process. Thus a lot of nickle and
Hermann and Pauline Einstein were nonobservant Ashkenazi Jews. Despite his parents' secularism, the nine-year-old Albert discovered and embraced Judaism with some considerable passion, and for a time he was a dutiful, observant Jew. Following Jewis
STEP 6: Relax your body and mind even more. Try not to think about distinctive things, but concentrate on alternating between your fingers. How does it work? The super tiny movement stimulates a part of the brain that keeps your mind awake, but your
After returning to Europe, Pitoni took the blue stone to the Institute of Natural Sciences of Geneva and the University La Sapienza in Rome for analysis. To his surprise, tests showed that the stone was not a turquoise, and it wasn't even officiall
It's also recently been discovered that the sugar industry buried evidence of links between sugar and cancer and sugar and heart disease for over 50 years.