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asteroids

Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun

It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Becky Ferreira
2.8.19
nanotechnology

Scientists Recreated ‘Mona Lisa’ on the World’s Largest DNA Structure

It's a tiny portrait, but huge for nanotechnology.
Samantha Cole
12.6.17
plasma

Watch This Plasma Ring Float in Open Air

The plasma ring was created using a stream of water that was less than the width of a human hair and moving as fast as a bullet.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.17
groggy jellies

Brainless Jellyfish Sleep Too

It's the first-ever example of sleep in animals without a brain.
Samantha Cole
9.21.17
quantum computing

Rare-Earth Nanocrystals May Be a Key Component of Building the Quantum Internet

Caltech physicists offer a crucial new technology in quantum computing.
Michael Byrne
8.31.17
good for nothin'

New Research Says Dark Energy Doesn't Need to Exist

It doesn’t have to be this way.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.1.17
nasa

Discovery of Alcohol on Comet Lovejoy Could Point to the Origin of Life

The chunk of icy debris produces up to 500 bottles worth of ethyl alcohol per day.
John Wenz
10.24.15
experiments

Physicists 'Squeeze' the Uncertainty Out of the Uncertainty Principle

Thank absolute zero temperatures and something called 'quantum squirting.'
Michael Byrne
8.29.15
nasa

The First Martian CubeSats Will Launch Next Year

Microsatellites have democratized our view of Earth. Will they do the same for other planets?
Becky Ferreira
6.14.15
Science

Explaining Reality Starts with This Souped-Up Future Machine

If it works.
Paul Tadich
6.5.15
News

Did That Fruit Fly You Just Killed Feel Something Like Fear?

It’s impossible, of course, for flies to show human-like emotions, but the way in which flies react to visual threats may mirror what humans associate with fear.
Amanda Panacci
5.14.15
Culture

The 'Feynman Lectures on Physics' Are Now Online, So Go Be a Genius

Thanks to CalTech, all three volumes of Feynman's landmark textbooks are now freely available.
Michael Byrne
9.3.14