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Scientists find new way to extend Moore’s Law

A small step for atoms, a giant leap for microelectronics. Step by step, scientists are figuring out new ways to extend Moore's Law. The latest reveals...

Light-shrinking device could detect ultra-tiny substances

Engineers at the University of California San Diego and the University of California Berkeley have created light-based technology that can detect biological substances with...

Scientists shed light on mystery of dark matter

Scientists have identified a sub-atomic particle that could have formed the "dark matter" in the Universe during the Big Bang. Up to 80% of the...

Scientists discover an ultra-massive white dwarf merged by two stars

A massive white dwarf star with a bizarre carbon-rich atmosphere could be two white dwarfs merged together according to an international team led by...

Why superconductivity takes place in graphene

Graphene, a single sheet of carbon atoms, has many extreme electrical and mechanical properties. Two years ago, researchers showed how two sheets laid on top...

Astronomers detect biggest explosion in the history of the universe

Scientists studying a distant galaxy cluster have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the Universe since the Big Bang. The blast came from a supermassive...

Why water droplets ‘bounce off the walls’

Scientists can now explain why some water droplets bounce like a beach ball off surfaces, without ever actually touching them. Now the design and engineering...

Quantum internet: the next global network is already being laid

Google reported a remarkable breakthrough towards the end of 2019. The company claimed to have achieved something called quantum supremacy, using a new type of...

What if we could teach photons to behave like electrons?

The next era of computing will depend on controlling light the way we now control electricity, and Stanford scientists have developed a trick that...

How newborn stars prepare for the birth of planets

Astronomers used two of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very...

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Should I exercise during the coronavirus pandemic?

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How stress and loneliness could make you more likely to get COVID-19

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Scientists tap unused energy source to power future smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs,...

Hubble Telescope finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this...