To further investigate the intricacies of high-energy particle physics, researchers must construct a more powerful electron-positron collider
Radio-frequency identification tags label all kinds of inventoried goods and speed commuters through toll plazas. Now tiny RFID components are being developed with a rather different aim: thwarting counterfeiters
Many, perhaps all, people harbor a small number of cells from genetically different individuals--from their mothers and, for women who have been pregnant, from their children. What in the world do these foreigners do in the body?
The current Standard Model of particle physics begins to unravel when probed much beyond the range of current particle accelerators. So no matter what the Large Hadron Collider finds, it is going to take physics into new territory
A global collaboration of scientists is preparing to start up the greatest particle physics experiment in history
The Editors' introduction to the physics Special Report
Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel A. L. Nicolelis taps into the chatter of neural populations to drive robotic prosthetics. Now he hopes to tap the potential of his country's population by building them a network of science cities
Abundant liquid water newly discovered underneath the world's great ice sheets could intensify the destabilizing effects of global warming on the sheets. Then, even without melting, the sheets may slide into the sea and raise sea level catastrophically
Robot Roaches Rally Real Roaches
Tiny robotic roaches were able to influence the collective behavior of real ones, pointing the way to more sophisticated machine-animal interactions of the future.
Beyond the Worst-Case Climate Change Scenario
The IPCC has declared man-made climate change “unequivocal.” The hard part: trying to stop it.
Partial Recall: Why Memory Fades with Age
The disruption of white matter conduits in the aging brain keeps its regions from communicating effectively.
Dark Stars Bigger Than Solar Systems?
Early stars partially composed of dark matter may have been too bloated for fusion.
What is Dark Matter?
Our new video podcast kicks off with a quick take on the stuff that makes up most of the
mass in the universe.
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