Omid Kokabee, an Iranian physicist who has been in jail in Teheran for almost four years, has been granted a retrial by the Iranian Supreme Court of Justice. The decision follows an open letter signed in September by 18 Nobel-prize-winning physicists that called for Kokabee's...
Behind thick glass in a laboratory nestled in French woodland, a silvery molten metal swirls like a liquid mirror. But the material is no mere novelty; as dangerous as it is captivating, it could offer a solution to the nuclear power debate
Researchers have taken a theoretical step closer to realizing a device-independent quantum cryptography protocol. Read the associated APS Physics Viewpoint.
A full double rainbow, captured from a helicopter flying over Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia, frames a golf course near Perth. A downpour reflects light from the setting sun back toward photographer Colin Leonhardt, creating two concentric rings of color that appear...
A significant advance could aid in the quest to develop an alternative approach to nuclear fusion. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, using a colossal electric pulse generator capable of producing currents of tens of millions of amperes, say they have detected...
A recently discovered comet has whizzed past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System. The comet, known as Siding Spring, raced past Mars at 56km per second (125,000mph), missing it by 139,500 km.
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