The Promise of Plasmonics
A technology that squeezes electromagnetic waves into minuscule structures may yield a new generation of superfast computer chips and ultrasensitive molecular detectors
The Movies in Our Eyes
The retina processes information much morethan anyone has ever imagined, sending a dozen different movies to the brain
The Ghosts of Galaxies Past
Strangely moving stars may be the remnants of past galaxies devoured by our Milky Way
Seeking the Connections: Alcoholism and Our Genes
Identifying genetic influences on vulnerability to alcohol addiction can lead to more targeted treatments and help those at risk to make informed choices about their own lives
Just How Smart Are Ravens?
Recent experiments show that these birds use logic to solve problems and that some of their abilities approach or even surpass those of the great apes
Gassing Up with Hydrogen
Researchers are working on ways for fuel-cell vehicles to hold the hydrogen gas they need for long-distance travel
Darkness on the Water
A Cure for Rabies?
The survival of a Wisconsin teenager who contracted rabies may point the way to a treatment for this horrifying disease