The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople. It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby. You don't need a doctorate the
Scientists have demonstrated the ability to scale-up an 'uncrackable' computer encryption system that utilizes quantum physics to ensure security. The technique is based on information that is carried
Many of us have glanced upwards at the stars and wondered whether there is other life out there somewhere. Few, however, have then tried to write down an equation to express the probability in numbers.
From Star Trek-like medical devices to crop monitors, the cheap, wireless signal is quietly playing an ever more central role in our lives. Bluetooth has been with us for around 15 years. Named after King
A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos. Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values.
Our solar system extends a lot further than we first thought. Astrophysicist Charles Alcock says exploring its outer reaches may shed light on the Earth’s beginnings. Most of the Universe is invisible.
The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was called "From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of Time" until his editor at Bantam, Peter Guzzardi, turned it around and changed
Fermilab's Muon g-2 experiment required a 50-foot wide electromagnet. Which in turn required a celebratory brew. When Chicago's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory celebrated the arrival of a delicate