Ever wondered what fuel fires potatoes out of a cannon the fastest? The US Air Force now has the answer
LEDs outperform incandescent lights, hands down. But they should also give farmers unprecedented control over plant growth, development and nutritional content in future, say researchers.
Cosmologists use the mathematical properties of eternity to show that although universe may last forever, it must have had a beginning
A new way to analyze human reaction times shows that the brain processes data no faster than 60 bits per second.
A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end.
As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.
A small group of special individuals could act as an early warning system for the next epidemic. Their special power? Super-spreading disease.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Japanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence.