It can be unsettling to realize that only five percent of the universe is made of the kind of matter we know and understand—everything from the planets and stars, to trees and animals and your dining room table.
A new method of fabricating nanoscale optical crystals capable of converting infrared to visible light has been developed by researchers in Australia, China and Italy. The new technique allows the crystals to be placed onto glass and could lead to improvements in holographic...
When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions and particle properties, you...
In the midst of the verdant French countryside is a workshop the size of an aircraft hangar bustling with activity. In a well lit new extension, technicians cut through thick slices of steel with electric saws and blast metal joints with welding torches.
Can watching atoms arrange themselves to make metals help us pack boxes inside larger containers? Can the pattern of insects walking from their colonies to gather food teach you something about GPS route-mapping? Turns out that the...
Physicists have performed a test designed to investigate the effects of the expansion of the universe—hoping to answer questions such as "does it affect laboratory experiments?" and "does spacetime have a foam-like...
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