Fueled by venture capital and a lot of hope, alternative fusion technologies are heating up.
For decades, Europe and the United States have led the way when it comes to high-energy particle colliders. But a proposal by China that is quietly gathering momentum has raised the possibility that the country could position itself at the forefront of particle physics.
Life is speeding up. News travels fast, data is everywhere and gadgets keep our days on track. What can we learn from the science of slow? In two famous - and famously lengthy - experiments, scientists wait for pitch to drip from a funnel. It happens about once a decade,...
Dark matter scientists are doubling down on efforts to catch the elusive particles thought to constitute most of the matter in the universe. These theorized particles make themselves felt through gravity: They appear to tug on the normal matter throughout the universe but...
Birds of a feather flock together, but perhaps not in the way we thought. An analysis of flocking starlings suggests the decision to turn spreads through the birds like a rippling wave, rather than diffusing through the group like a gas.
Electromagnetism combined with sound could help doctors detect dangerous diseases, say researchers in France. The team has shown that an electromagnetic force could create oscillations in living tissue, producing acoustic waves that can...
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