In California, at the ultra-powerful fusion laboratory of the National Ignition Facility, 192 laser beams have fired simultaneously, blasting their target -- a circle 2 millimeters in diameter -- with 500 trillion watts.
One of the simplest and most common physical objects is your average crystal, a collection of atoms arranged in an orderly, repeating three-dimensional pattern.
We've been impressed in the past by aerogel, a lattice-like solid that's almost entirely made of air but can support weight and also has tremendous insulating properties.
A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers found that 31 percent of children identified as at risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at 12 months received a confirmed diagnosis of ASD by age 3 years.
Bethesda, MDUniversity of North Carolina scientists have uncovered a new strategy that may one day help people with cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder better clear the thick and sticky mucus that clogs their lungs and leads to
The rise and fall of certain proteins can indicate dementia's onset decades before the appearance of symptoms.
A cure for AIDS remains a distant prospect but a host of drug treatments and other advances have fueled fresh hope that new human immunodeficiency virus infections may some day be halted for good.
Don’t you hate it when you have to ship something from the North Pole to Antarctica and only have an hour to spare?
The folks at MinutePhysics have put together a brief 3-minute video to help regular people understand what the Higgs boson is — that tiny particle, also known as the "God Particle," which scientists think gives mass to matter.
he chemical could be added to any current dental care product, turning toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum into 'super cleansers' that could get rid of the underlying cause of tooth decay. The
I, Derek Randles was put in touch with the hunters about two weeks later. I interviewed them both by phone extensively, and separately. I found that their story matched perfectly with no inconsistency's. I could also tell that they were natural and
it has successfully completed production of an electrical energy storage unit (EESU) dielectric layer that will potentially allow its technology to achieve an energy density which would be competitive against all other electrical energy storage tech
“We’ve discovered that some white blood cells contain a protein that can inhibit pain that stem from an inflammation. By synthesizing a small piece of that protein, we managed to make its dispensation viable,” said Giorgi. She added that the treatm
The chemical could even be added to foods to stop bacteria damaging teeth as you eat. The researchers hope to licence the patent to chemical giants such as Procter and Gamble.
A study of a rare gene mutation that protects people against Alzheimer’s disease provides the strongest evidence yet that excessive levels of a normal brain substance, beta amyloid, are a driving force in the disease — bolstering hopes that anti-amyl
The sun is a tempestuous mistress - and her outbursts are becoming more and more violent as the weeks go on.
But the ideomotor effect is maximised if you believe you are not responsible for any movements - that's why Ouija board sessions are most successful when used by a group. So the subject is told they will be using the board with a partner. The subje
Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor
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American adults may boost their life expectancy by two years by sitting for fewer than three hours a day, researchers said Tuesday, while admitting this was a tough task.
Health officials in Florida hastened their closure of the nation’s only dedicated tuberculosis hospital on cost-cutting grounds as one of the worst outbreaks of the deadly disease in 20 years was taking a grip on the state, it has been revealed.
Cures to cancer have zeroed in on genetics, stem cells, exotic plant extracts—even micro-robots. Now researchers have turned to one of the most unlikely places in the world to find a cure for the feared disease: an extremely toxic, placid pool of blo
Two scientific papers appear to have disproved a controversial claim made by NASA-funded scientists in 2010 that a new form of bacterial life had been discovered that could thrive on arsenic.
New German technology uses special inks to conduct sound and can even generate electricity.
Only discovered in the last decade, green rust is a highly reactive iron mineral which experts hope could be used to clean up metal pollution and even radioactive waste. Newcastle University's Professor Simon Poulton said this latest discovery
Researchers have identified seven genetic markers linked with a woman's breast size, according to a new study.
There's the science, and then there's the glitter. As researchers celebrate the best-yet evidence of the existence of the Higgs boson, some are already thinking about who's going to get the Nobel Prize in physics for the seminal discovery.
Researchers have created the first mouse model demonstrating the role of a cancer promoting gene, Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1), in hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer.
Because infants are so much smaller than adults and lack the ability to sweat, heat and sun exposure pose specific risks for babies, experts say.