Turing’s theory of morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death

British mathematician Alan Turing’s accomplishments in computer science are well known—he’s the man who cracked the German Enigma code, expediting the Allies’ victory in World War II.

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

For close to two decades, Cornell scientists have developed processes for using polymers to self-assemble inorganic nanoparticles into porous structures that could revolutionize electronics, energy and more.

New theory may lead to more efficient solar cells

A new theoretical model developed by professors at the University of Houston (UH) and Université de Montréal may hold the key to methods for developing better materials for solar cells.

Newly discovered three-star system challenges Einstein’s theory of General Relativity

A newly discovered system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar–all packed within a space smaller than the Earth’s orbit around the sun–is enabling astronomers to probe a range of cosmic mysteries, including the very nature of gravity itself.

New studies boost binary-star formation theory

Using the new capabilities of the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), scientists have discovered previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars. The discovery gives strong support for one of the competing explanations for how double-star systems form.

Stanford scientists publish theory, formula to improve 'plastic' semiconductors

Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend. Flexible electronics could spawn new products: clothing wired to cool or heat, reading tablets that could fold like newspaper, and so on.

Comet not responsible for Clovis disappearance

A group of researchers has poured scorn on the idea that a comet wiped out the North American Clovis people 13,000 years ago.

New theory unifies dark matter and dark energy

Two mathematicians have, rather bravely, proposed a unified theory of dark matter and dark energy that alters Einstein's equations describing the fundamentals of gravity.

More doubt cast on dark matter theories

The theory of dark matter has taken another knock, with the discovery of a vast structure of satellite galaxies and clusters of stars surrounding our galaxy, stretching out across a million light years.

Dark matter theories take a blow

If dark matter exists, it's not hiding out in our neighbourhood, baffled scientists have revealed.

Twin Towers brought down by molten aluminum, says scientist

An international materials technology conference in San Diego has been given a new explanation for the explosions heard within the Twin Towers just before their collapse.