Alright, space elevator plans are back to square one, people. Carbon nanotubes probably aren’t going to be our material solution for a space elevator, because apparently even a minuscule (read: atomic) flaw in the design drastically decreases strength.
Scientists at the world’s largest atom smasher have made a precise tally of the jumbled cascade of particles produced when two proton beams are smashed together. The results could help researchers discover new types of particles, akin to the now-famous Higgs boson. Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland sent two beams of…
Google believes it is on course to have enough internet-beaming balloons in the stratosphere to form a ring over part of the world next year.
Last year’s flu vaccine didn’t work very well. This year’s version should do a much better job protecting people against the flu, federal health officials said Thursday.
The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.
Canberra artist Lien To has been able to continue the hobby she loves thanks to the latest in technological advances for people who are blind or visually impaired. This weekend, the latest in adaptive technology has been on display in Canberra.
Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.
The images of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons space probe have captured the attention of the world. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to for over 20 years, and it looks like I’m not alone. I was born at the start of the 1980s and became fascinated by astronomy towards the end of…