If you're unlucky enough to be hit by one of Google's self-driving cars, the company wants you to stay glued to the front of it, according to a patent that's dated May 17.
Physicists of all stripes seem to have one thing in common: They love smashing things together. This time-honored tradition has now been expanded from familiar particles like electrons, protons, and atomic nuclei to quasiparticles, which act like particles, but aren’t.
A new material called "magnetic-charge ice" has been created by physicists in the U.S. The magnetic properties of the material can be manipulated at the nanometer scale and the material could someday be used to encode data at higher densities than current magnetic memories....
Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a jelly-like material found in the skin of sharks and some other fish has the highest proton conductivity ever measured in a biological material. The jelly occurs in special pores that help the creatures to hunt by sensing the...
The ocean's largest waves can stretch for a hundred miles. But it's the way they undulate below the surface that plays a key role in global ocean circulation. They've also gotten some researchers worried. Read the associated APS Physics Synopsis.
If you were a gambler you would wonder at the extraordinary conflux of events. After eight years in development, Advanced LIGO began its search for gravitational waves in September last year. One hour later, it recorded the definitive detection of gravitational waves.
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