A team of Harvard researchers has managed to create a type of nanoscale device capable of converting an optical signal into waves that travel along a metal surface.
Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could potentially replace today's transistors.
A team of scientists led by Austrian physicist Anton Zeilinger has conducted a potentially groundbreaking experiment with photons by closing an important loophole.
The Maya are famous for their complex, intertwined calendric systems, and now one calendar, the Maya Long Count, has been empirically calibrated to the modern European calendar.
Deserts are stark environments where extreme heat, cold, and lack of moisture mean only the hardiest of species can survive there.
Thirty years ago, Claude Chudzik of France developed the CC01, a single-pilot plane. The CC01 is a "canard" style aircraft due to its unique design and propeller in back.
Quantum computers offer us the potential of performing certain types of operations much more quickly than conventional digital computers.
An international team of researchers, including a paleontologist from the University of Bonn, have determined that a set of dinosaur embryos are the oldest ever found. Indeed, the specimens of Lufengosaurus discovered in China lived during the lower Jurassic about 200 to 190 million years ago.
The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can apparently be modified in a new way to advance future electronics.
University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more efficient single-photon emitter that can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques.
Significant advances in micromotor technology is paving the way for broad new medical and industrial uses of the tiny devices.
Scientists have described key advances toward practical uses of a new genre of tiny, biocompatible electronic devices that could be implanted into the body to relieve pain or battle infection for a specific period of time, and then dissolve harmlessly.
A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of Medicine has made discoveries that could lead scientists a step closer to understanding how life first emerged on Earth billions of years ago.
Launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), "Gordon" recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The University of Cincinnati’s discovery of ancient Maya mysteries continues with new research from professor of biological sciences David Lentz.
Researchers at Harvard University recently showcased a very interesting project where a human participant managed to control a rat.
Oxford University scientists have demonstrated that a custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues.
A standard camera takes flat, 2-D pictures. To generate 3-D information, such as the distance to a far-away object, scientists can bounce a laser beam off the object and measure how long it takes the light to travel back to a detector.
Global population data spanning the years from 1900 to 2010 have enabled a research team from the Autonomous University of Madrid to predict that the number of people on Earth will stabilize around the middle of the century.
Chimpanzees apparently possess metacognitive abilities - as the primates are capable of thinking about thinking.