Newer cookware, made from soda lime silicate glass instead of borosilicate glass, has a smaller shatterproof temperature range. Christopher Intagliata reports
A pair of detectors that measure minute distortions in images of distant galaxies will probe the riddle of cosmic acceleration
Despite 50 years of research on high-power microwaves, the U.S. military has yet to produce a usable weapon
A fireball was recorded entering the gas giant's atmosphere on September 10, reminiscent of the scarring impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 there in 1994
Although a vibrant blue, this African fruit contains no blue pigment, according to new research by Silvia Vignolini and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge.
The recently spotted cloud might be a planet-forming disk of matter
A new experiment shows that measuring a quantum system does not necessarily introduce uncertainty
Recruiting women into the sciences with girly images can backfire
Concert hall designers generally aim for acoustics that satisfy experts, but a move is afoot to also consider the tastes of other concertgoers
That's no Instagram filter lending a nostalgic sepia tint to the image above. The reddish haze pervading the photo of NASA's Curiosity rover comes from a protective dust cover shielding the lens of the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), which took the picture September 7...
The Countdown is a biweekly video show highlighting the best stuff happening in space, astronomy and physics. In this episode: Cave-Dwelling Astronauts, Two-Star Solar System, Voyager on the Edge, Millions of Quasars, New Mars Mission...
A polymer network made of alginate and polyacrylamide is the most resilient yet and could be used in replacement cartilage or scaffolding for artificial organs
An aerodynamic activity from Science Buddies
Upcoming telescope projects on Earth and in space will map out billions of stars and galaxies all around us
For the ChemCam on NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars, a spot marks the spot. ChemCam, a multitalented instrument for remotely analyzing Martian rocks and soils, fires a laser at targets up to seven meters away to determine their chemical composition...
How do the pros at the U.S. Open ace their serves? With a little bit of cow and a lot of topspin
A space-travel technology, simple in concept, has been frustratingly difficult to realize
Along with wind speed, the sheer size of a storm, how quickly it is moving and the angle at which it's approaching land also influence its potential to wreak havoc. Isaac possessed some of the most menacing of these qualities...
A tiny resonating beam, just 10 millionths of a meter in length, can measure the mass of a molecule or nanoparticle in real time
Isaac encountered and ingested a system of dry air that prevented the storm's eye wall from forming, a key step in a storm's intensification