Science is full of zeroes. Light has zero mass. Neutrons have zero charge. A mathematical point has zero length. Those zeroes might be unfamiliar, but they follow a consistent logic. All represent the
If the Pavillon de Breteuil burned down tomorrow and the kilogram in its vaults melted, there would be chaos The international metre convention was signed in 1875. Britain signed several years later, another
There's a lot more science involved than you might think It’s Independence Day, and that means it’s time for controlled explosions in the sky. No, not Texas post-rock — the great scientific display that
Scientists in China use 4K imaging to make the most gorgeous chemistry videos we've ever seen. Scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China created these up-close movies of chemical
Bis-oxadiazole could replace TNT and other explosives in military ordnance. The chemistry of explosives is a delicate matter. A little less carbon, a little more nitrogen, and the right amount of oxygen
The Cold Atom Laboratory launched this morning Beyond the bounds of our planet, the record for the coldest temperature is currently held by the Boomerang Nebula, a swiftly moving chill cloud of dust and
Diamonds are pretty darn tough. How tough? Tough enough that squeezing a couple of them together in a molecular diamond anvil — a technique that’s capable of achieving 100 times the pressure experienced
Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.