Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they’ve found a solution.
Solar panels, used in the past Mars missions, were passed up in favor of a space battery for powering the car-size Curiosity robot.
University of Calgary researchers create new method for making water-splitting catalysts using abundant metals.
Cheap green laser pointers can emit dangerous levels of infrared radiation, according to an investigation carried out by physicists in the US
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A study of 50,000 people in Italy concludes that online social networks have a significant negative impact on individual welfare.
Making computers faster means relying on the central processing unit (CPU) less than ever before.
A leading neuroscientist says Kurzweil’s Singularity isn’t going to happen. Instead, humans will assimilate machines.
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.