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This device could generate light from cold darkness

An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report in...

This exotic crystal is fueling the quantum revolution

Scientists have discovered new properties in the chemical element bismuth that could prevent supercomputers from frying and enable the production of low power electronics. In...

Afterglow of GW170817 sheds light on the origin of neutron star collisions

The final chapter of the historic detection of the powerful merger of two neutron stars in 2017 officially has been written. After the extremely bright...

Scientist hunt for a 12-billion-year-old signal that marks the end of the post Big...

Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to understanding the...

Why accidents and emergencies seem to dramatically slow down time

A few years ago, I had a car crash. I was driving in the middle lane of a motorway, when a truck pulled out from...

How much does a cloud weigh

Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head -- that's how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesn't it come crashing down...

Scientists find exotic physics phenomenon for first time

New finding may offer step toward fault-tolerant quantum computers. An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly...

Scientists create single-nanowire spectrometers to replace Newton’s glass prism

Scientists have designed an ultra-miniaturized device that could directly image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible...

Giant impacts can dramatically drop the internal pressures in planets, says study

A new study from Caltech shows that giant impacts can dramatically lower the internal pressure of planets, a finding that could significantly change the...

Scientists mash quantum and gravity and find time, but not as we know it

Quantum events can unfold in a 'new time order'. A University of Queensland-led international team of researchers say they have discovered "a new kind of...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...