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Nanoparticles could someday give humans built-in night vision

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage. But while these popular characters are mere flights...

Scientists find unusual behaviors in colloidal crystals

Argonne scientists have used small particles as electron equivalents to create metallic behavior in colloidal systems primarily composed of larger particles. These small particles...

Nano-thermometer can now take a single cell’s temperature

How do you know a cell has a fever? Take its temperature. That’s now possible thanks to research by Rice University scientists who used the...

Physicists create world’s smallest engine

The engine is approximately ten billion times smaller than that of a car, and could one day help recycle waste heat and thus improve...

Scientists discover another giant planet in the Beta Pictoris system

Astronomers have discovered a second giant planet in orbit around β Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close...

Scientists create a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronics

The heatshields would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other...

Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive planet

Jupiter's core may still be reeling from collision 4.5 billion years ago. A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early...

Dark matter may be older than the big bang, says new study

Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to a new study. Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the...

Scientists create the world’s thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold...

Scientists find traces of one of Universe’s first stars

Astronomers have found the ghostly remains of one of the Universe's first stars inside a rare, ancient star far, far away on the other...