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New optical nanosensor improves brain mapping accuracy, opens way for more applications

A new optical nanosensor enabling more accurate measurement and spatiotemporal mapping of the brain also shows the way forward for design of future …

New path suggested for nuclear fusion

Controlled nuclear fusion has been a holy grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Scientists at Rice University, the …

Watch a Large Hadron Collider Experiment Get a Major Upgrade

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider beneath Geneva, Switzerland isn’t just one, but a handful of experiments sprinkled along the length of the 17-mile-round …

Key experiment at world's biggest atom smasher gets upgrade

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists are upgrading one of the four main experiments on the world's biggest atom smasher in hopes it will help them discover …

Physics

Nasa's free software tools give space nerds a glimpse into exploring the universe

IBTimes UK lists the coolest of Nasa's now freely available software.<p>Nasa has just made a whole slew of its software freely available to the public …

Cosmic uncertainty: Are there really just three dimensions?

Yes, OK, four dimensions – time is a dimension too, albeit an oddly unidirectional one (see “Cosmic uncertainty: Does time go both ways?“). But we’ve …

This global telescope may finally see the event horizon of our galaxy's giant black hole

Last year researchers "heard" black holes for the first time, when they detected the gravitational waves unleashed as two of them crashed together …

Black Holes

Iron nanoparticles could bring organs back from a deep freeze

According to researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM), over 60 percent of the hearts and lungs donated for transplantation every year need to …

New Jupiter Images: Do You See Cotton Candy or Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'?

Jupiter's swirling cloud tops, photographed by NASA's Juno probe, look like something straight out of a dream, or even a famous painting.<p>Citizen …

Astronomy

Biocentrism Posits That Death Is Merely Transport into Another Universe

Swiss Engineer Michele Angelo Besso was a close friend of Einstein’s. Upon his death, the father of relativity said, "Now Besso has departed from …

NASA Has Come Up With An Astonishing Way To Help Rebuild Mars's Atmosphere

Bonkers, but brilliant.<p>It might be the most ambitious idea NASA has ever hatched.<p>This week at the agency’s Washington HQ, Jim Green, director of …

How plants can provide clues about the spread of ancient civilizations

Indiana Jones may have found a few more lost temples if he'd known a thing or two about plants. By mapping the distribution of tree species with known archaeological sites in the Amazon basin, scientists have discovered that humans shaped the makeup of the Amazon forests over thousands of years.<p>The …

MIT researchers create new form of matter

MIT physicists have created a new form of matter, a supersolid, which combines the properties of solids with those of superfluids.By using lasers to …

NASA released incredible new animations of a star that exploded with the energy of 100 million suns

New animations released by NASA are recasting a groundbreaking astronomical moment in a whole new light.<p>On February 24, 1987, astronomers Oscar Dhalde and Ian Shelton witnessed an incredible sight atop a Chilean mountain: a new star in the night sky. Soon, however, they realized it was not a star's …

Universe