Alexander Gibbs

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Deep-sea sharks show surprising buoyancy

Many sharks reign atop their local food chain, but scientists thought the sleek hunters still had to bother with an unbefitting task: fighting their …

Engineers Stumble on a Whole New Method of Laser-Based Spacecraft Propulsion

Are graphene light-sponges the new solar sails?<p>A team of Chinese physicists has developed a new variety of light-based propulsion system with the ability to harness much greater forces than a conventional solar sail. The key, according to the Nankai University-based group, is in swapping out the …

Nanotech

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

Physics

13 facts you (probably) didn't know about Robin Hood

<b>1.</b> Robin Hood is an established figure in folklore, but whether he was ever a real person may never be proven either way, especially Robin or Robert …

Is Rock Music Finally Dead?

Last year, KISS front man Gene Simmons declared rock was “finally dead,” snuffed out by file sharing sites that devalued music to the point where no one wants to pay for it any more. As a result, rock musicians are now giving up on their dreams — or working behind the scenes to prop up the next Top …

Music Industry