Mysterious flashes of lightning sometimes accompany earthquakes, and now scientists may have discovered why: Shifting grains surrounding faults in the Earth may generate an electric charge. Read the associated 2014 APS March Meeting abstract.
The U.S. House of Representative's Science, Space and Technology Committee has met to discuss the virtues and possibility of asking NASA to assist a private foundation in conducting a manned spacecraft mission to the planet Mars in the 2021.
A new type of memory device based on the interference of spin waves has been unveiled by scientists. Data are stored in the form of magnetic bits and read out simultaneously as holographic images.
More energy gets sent out with particles than is emitted as radiation.
Researchers have found the final predicted way of making top quarks, the heaviest fundamental subatomic particle.
Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias accidentally discovered the afterglow of the big bang in 1964. Their now-famous horn antenna, built for Bell Labs in New Jersey, was supposed to be picking up the radio waves emitted by galaxy clusters and supernova remnants. But it recorded...
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