A structure that's part bow tie, part funnel that concentrates light powerfully and nearly indefinitely could make computers faster than microelectronics can
Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It looks both inward and outward, from the smallest subatomic particle to the vastness of the universe—and yet it is also intensely practical. Physics begins with the everyday physical world around us—the blue of the sky, the colors of the rainbow, the fall of an apple, the motions of the moon. What's happening here? Why do things work this way?
Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses soundwaves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
Survival of the laziest, weather whiplash and more
Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore? And what is a planet anyway? Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains!
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Duke University have discovered how uniquely shaped artificial material or metamaterial can control the transmission, redirection and reflection of sound waves with almost perfect efficiency
Researchers at Texas A&M University and Stevens Institute of Technology are laying groundwork to develop the next generation of biomedical materials used to treat chronic wounds
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis took the classical Maxwell's Demon experiment to smaller scales as they worked out a quantum theory of thermodynamics
Genes turn on, fluids go surfing, radioactivity spills from a cosmic collision and an oceanic plate crashes the party at Earth's mantle
A team of scientists has introduced a new approach to assemble specially designed microscopic blocks into small, gear-like machines
A collaborative team, including researcher at the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, develops a new nanoparticle patch designed to boost brightness in certain diagnostic tests
With support from the National Science Foundation, geologist Jeff Moore and his team are pioneering a new method of structural health monitoring to keep tabs on the structural integrity of spectacular geological landmarks
Science of baseball: Camera uses polarized light to measure changes in ligament often injured in pitchers
A mechanical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis plans to develop a bioinspired imaging technique to study how damage accumulates in the UCL during loading, or the stress of activating the ligament
A Yale University-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth's sun
University of Washington researchers have developed the first analog video backscatter system for high-definition video streaming from low-power or battery-free devices
National Science Foundation-funded scientists believe that the fruit bat can simply click its tongue at different positions within its mouth and produce signals in different directions without moving its head or mouth
Metamaterials researchers at Duke University have demonstrated the design and construction of a thin material that can control the redirection and reflection of sound waves with almost perfect efficiency
Carnegie Mellon University professor Yoosuf Picard's research group develops and applies methods for using energetic beams -- electron, ion and photon beams -- in order to process and characterize materials at small length scales
These University of California, Los Angeles, structural engineers are using downtown Los Angeles as a testbed to broaden the design of earthquake-resistant buildings to earthquake-resilient communities
Armed with a small antenna, scientists make a giant discovery: Evidence of the first light from some of the first stars in the universe
Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications