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.
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.
In a research project with a distinct vibe of sci-fi, a group of scientists are attempting to discover if we're all simply living in a simluation.
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.
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.
Exactly what goes inside advanced lithium-air batteries as they charge and discharge has always been impossible to observe directly. Now, a new technique developed by MIT researchers promises to change that, allowing study of this electrochemical activity as it happens.
Researchers based at the University of California, Los Angeles say the discovery, reported in the journal Science, will help them test Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and his predictions of how black holes warp space and time.
Japanese auto giant Toyota has been working hard to improve battery technology to power electric vehicles. It's important research too, given the batteries used in such vehicles can account for up to half the cost to consumers.
Just outside Oslo, Norway, an artist named Reidar Finsrud has created what he claims to be a perpetual motion machine. Though not truly perpetual, his creation comes about as close as one can get, and is a marvelous piece of engineering.
American scientists have developed a material that beats the record for converting waste heat into power – something they hope will be incorporated into clean energy investment.
After a two-year study, scientists say the likelihood of its existence stands at 99.996% (or the same level of significance as the recent discovery of the Higgs boson).
Altering the degree to which a surface repels water can in turn alter how violently water boils, a finding that could help improve the efficiency of heating.
A multinational team of scientists has detected simple sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a young Sun-like star, around 400 light years away. While sugar has previously been detected in molecular gas clouds, this is the first time it has been seen close to a star.
In a long study led by Anne Jaskot from the University of Michigan, astronomers have been able to distinguish between different sources of the X-rays produced by so called "superbubbles".
A new "nano machine shop" that shapes nanowires and ultrathin films could represent a future manufacturing method for tiny structures with potentially revolutionary properties.
While conventional radiation therapy delivers cell-killing radiation to all cells throughout a beam’s path, the new approach causes no damage to tissue surrounding a targeted tumor, so say researchers.
The historic discovery provides surprising new insights into how these spectacular stellar deaths occur, and allows astronomers to refine calculations which use these types of supernovae to determine cosmic distances.
Harvard scientists have created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.
Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an ultrathin, flat lens that focuses light without imparting the distortions of conventional lenses.