Scientists have long wondered how male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away. Now, they may have their answer. It all has to do with air flow.
In the course of 20 years of hiking, Michael O’Shea, a physicist at Kansas State University, Manhattan, noticed something rather peculiar: Smaller individuals often seemed better able to carry a heavy pack than larger ones of equal fitness. Not only was his observation...
Here’s one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in...
Eric Betzig is on a roll. Two weeks after sharing the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in creating a super high-resolution light microscope that can take snapshots inside cells, he has unveiled another method that can make sharp three-dimensional movies, tracking molecules...
In many sports, mastery of the ball is crucial to success. But what happens if the ball disobeys the laws of physics? Researchers at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory and the University of Tokyo are working on just such a device: HoverBall.
A team of astronomers have captured the first images of a thermonuclear fireball from a nova star, allowing them to track the explosion as it expanded. The nova was detected last year in the constellation Delphinus by the Chara Array infrared telescope.
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