Understanding the physics of how a liquid splashes when it hits a surface is allowing researchers to design new surfaces that limit splashing
Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics
A way to design new molecules and materials that the periodic table does not allow
Do you know what it is that a light-year actually measures? Do you know why so many people find it confusing? And why they really shouldn’t?
A dog’s sniff pulls a plume of fresh scents toward them, which fluid dynamicists say is a technique that could make for better bomb detectors. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Polarized light suggests the presence of quantum phenomenon first predicted in the 1930s
An engineering project
David Biello's new book is The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age.
The field, now called low-energy nuclear reactions, may have legit results—or be stubborn junk science
Efforts to explain a strange cold spot in the cosmos have led to the discovery of something even odder: a vast area with very little matter
A reflective science project
On February 11, 2016, scientists announced that a daring experiment had finally confirmed Einstein's 1916 prediction of gravitational waves. That day Clara Moskowitz explained why the discovery promises to open a new era in astrophysics
It may be possible to "twist" light waves, cram in more information than ever before, and send the signal over a practical distance
The SESAME project is set to revolutionize science in the region but is strapped for cash
A discovery that was supposed to help reveal how the bursts arise only thickens the plot
Eight worrisome climate patterns are well underway, regardless of politics
A few bold physicists—some backed by billionaires—are exploring faster, cheaper roads to the ultimate source of clean energy
A fun mechanical project
Supercomputer calculation suggests hypothesized particle may be heavier than thought
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