Smash carbon footballs into a surface at supersonic speeds and they unzip to form graphene, according to materials scientists, who say the technique could revolutionize the use of this wonder material.
The U.S. Air Force abandoned plans to build a flying saucer in 1961. And yet a similar concept survives in the Lockheed Martin X-35B Lightning II.
Google’s rebirth as Alphabet is an attempt to prove that the company’s “moonshots” can be as successful as its Internet business.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
If stars can vibrate like bells, why not use them in a musical composition?
Pairing smartphones is much trickier than it needs to be, say computer scientists, who have developed a quicker way.
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The beating of hitchBot reflects widespread robot sabotage in many workplaces.
A new way of analyzing disagreement on social media reveals that arguments in the Twittersphere look like fireworks.