After more than four years in space, restlessly searching for planets orbiting other stars, NASA's Kepler space telescope may have met its demise.
The art of growing tiny, intricate floral structures has become a science. Researchers can now grow fields of complex little mineral structures on demand. The process could lead to chemical tricks that halt the growth and movement of bacteria.
Alterations to the usual glass production process, such as putting the material under stress, can introduce effects that linger even after the material hardens. While manufacturers have long exploited this phenomenon to strengthen glass, a new theory aims to get closer to...
The Senate unanimously confirmed Ernest Moniz, a scientist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to be secretary of energy. Environmental groups had opposed his nomination early on, saying they were concerned about his support for natural gas and nuclear...
Physicists in the UK are the first to create a Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) in a 3D optical-box trap, which resembles a tin can. The breakthrough could allow physicists to study a range of multi-body physics phenomena in controlled conditions. Read the associated...
Quantum dot LEDs (QLEDs) are a promising technology for creating large-area displays that could have applications for TVs, cell phones, and digital cameras. So far, however, the highest efficiencies of QLEDs have fallen short of those of organic LEDs (OLEDs), another large-area...
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