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This nano-sized iconic tower has 161 steps, 21 bells

Twenty-four years ago, physics professor Harold Craighead and then-doctoral student Dustin Carr created the world’s smallest guitar using cutting-edge technology in what was then...

Dark matter could change the temperature of exoplanets, allowing us to detect it

Ah, dark matter, you continue to allude us. The stuff is incredibly difficult to study. It doesn’t interact with light, so our evidence of it...

Why hotter clocks are more accurate

A new experiment shows that the more energy consumed by a clock, the more accurate its timekeeping. Clocks pervade every aspect of life, from the...

Scientists find novel way to switch antiferromagnetism on and off

The findings could lead to faster, more secure memory storage, in the form of antiferromagnetic bits. When you save an image to your smartphone, those...

Physicists reveal how motion can be generated by frustration

When two people want different things, frustration is inevitable. But these non-reciprocal interactions can also occur not just between people, but in the natural world. In...

New law of physics could help robots grip wet objects

Researchers have discovered a new law of physics that accounts for the friction that occurs when robots grip wet objects. Although robotic devices are part...

Silicon could be a photonics game-changer, shows study

New study from the University of Surrey has shown that silicon could be one of the most powerful materials for photonic informational manipulation. This opens...

Scientists find a powerful dark matter detector: exoplanets

This exoplanet, a gas giant called GJ 504b, is about 57 light-years away from Earth. Exoplanets like this may help researchers find and measure...

Scientists release new all-sky map of the outermost region of our galaxy

Astronomers using data from NASA and the ESA (European Space Agency) telescopes have released a new all-sky map of the outermost region of our...

Scientists develop new nanoscale device for spintronics

Researchers at Aalto University have developed a new device for spintronics. The invention marks a step towards the goal of using spintronics to make computer...