A new Kickstarter project is looking to build a prototype electric pulsed plasma jet thruster, and the engineers behind the project say this could be used for reliable, high performance, low cost interplanetary space transportation.
Scientists have discovered one of the smallest supermassive black holes in the universe, nestled inside a spiral galaxy that would typically be deemed to be unable to support such an interstellar phenomenon.
A Yale study attempting to find methods of vaccinating against genital herpes, has possibly come across a new technique which could be employed to fight against a number of viruses, including HIV and herpes, as well as solid tumors.
Inspired to action by last year's Fukushima disaster, Japanese company Cyberdyne has modified one of its inventions for use by first responders to nuclear accidents. The suit was unveiled at Japan Robot Week 2012.
Researchers from the University of Texas Austin have developed an oral strip that will relieve the burning sensation from hot food and drinks.
The study represents a major breakthrough in the field, showing how thermodynamic forces can be used to manipulate growth of nanoparticles into superparticles with unprecedented precision.
The giant impact believed to have formed the Earth-Moon system has long been accepted as canon. However, a major challenge to the theory has been that the Earth and Moon have identical oxygen isotope compositions, even though earlier impact models indicated they should differ substantially.
A large solar flare has burst forth from the sun, showcasing the awesome scale in the universe.
The planet, located about 5000 light years from Earth, has been dubbed PH1 in honour of Planet Hunters, a program led by Yale University in the United States, which enlists volunteers to look for signs of new planets.
A research team in Beligum has been testing a new method of determining brain activity in patients, such as those in a coma, to help objectively determine if they're brain dead.
A recently published paper lays out a new mathematical theory for the formation of ball lightning, an incredible and mysterious weather phenomenon.
The fossilized remains of a an ancient arthropod reveals the oldest brain ever preserved and shows it had an advanced brain, too.
Scientists from the university of Michigan have concluded that a likely source of the water deposits found in lunar soil comes from the Sun's solar winds.
A study was recently published which shows that there is a direct correlation between the amount of chocolate a nation consumes, and the number of Nobel laureates from said nation. The point of the study, however, was to show how ridiculous and fallacious such studies can be.
A fast, reliable internet connection is something a lot of us just take for granted these days. It's amazing to think that I used to get by with a 56k dialup connection when I was younger (I miss that dial up sound!). There are still many in the world though, for whom this is a
At very low temperatures, close to absolute zero, chemical reactions may proceed at a much higher rate than classical chemistry says they should – because in this extreme chill, quantum effects enter the picture. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute have now confirmed this experimentally; their results would not only provide insight into processes in the
The rocky planet, called '55 Cancri e', orbits a sun-like star in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so fast that a year there lasts a mere 18 hours.
A group of researchers have made a discovery regarding the half-life of DNA molecules, which unfortunately means we'll never see a cloned T-Rex… probably.
Yesterday, it was announced that Frenchman Serge Haroche and American David J Wineland had won the Nobel prize in Physics for their groundbreaking work in Quantum Physics, leading to the creation of the world's most precise clocks and path towards quantum computing.
Scientists from South Korea are testing a new method of curing cancer by subjecting the cancer cells to powerful magnetic fields.