Therapeutic ion beams are currently delivered using large, expensive particle accelerators. An international research team has used carbon nanotubes to enhance the efficiency of laser acceleration, bringing table-top sources for carbon-ion therapy a step closer to reality.
A simple, odd process allows anyone to create a tiny cloud in their own mouth. The trick — which involves a bizarre but easy process — creates a cloud in your mouth that is exactly the same as those that are formed in the...
Nearly a half century after Star Trek made its American television debut and introduced the phrase "Captain, we're being hailed on a subspace frequency," the faster-than-light communications technology onboard the Enterprise is likely to remain science fiction.
A popular party trick just got turned inside out. Fill a row of wine glasses with water to different levels, rub your finger around the rim and – hey presto! – you have a glass harp. Now it seems an empty wine glass submerged...
Everyone knows Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah to learn the ways of The Force (like his father before him). He trains with Jedi master Yoda. Perhaps you recall the scene where Luke does a one-armed handstand while balancing Yoda on one foot. Yes, for a real person this...
It's one of the strangest concepts in the already strange field of quantum physics: Measuring the condition or state of a quantum particle like an electron can instantly change the state of another electron—even if it's light-years...
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