Using a telescope high in Chile's Atacama desert, a group of scientists operating under the POLARBEAR project have made the most accurate measurement yet of cosmic microwave polarization, offering clues about the origins of the Universe, new research describes.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded just last week to the three experts who brought revolutionary blue LEDs into our lives. However, a new team of physicists from Japan are saying that they have already crafted a more efficient and nature-friendly alternative light source.
The incredible compound eyes of the mantis shrimp can see a great number of things we can only dream of, and apparently that includes cancer. A team of researchers from Australia are suggesting that not only can mantis shrimp see a variety of cancerous tissues in the human body, but technology can be adapted to emulate this remarkable ability.
The moon landing is a favorite subject of conspiracy theorists everywhere, where many believe that man never really set foot on theMoon, and that NASA and the US military simply duped the Soviet Union into thinking that the Space Race was over. Now, graphics experts at Nvidia have decided to showcase the capabilities of their latest products by proving that the Apollo missions did truly happen.
In a novel study, scientists have captured the sound of a single atom, showing that they can effectively communicate with an atom via sound, not just light.
How well do you think you know your own city? Could you recognize it in the dead of night... from space? NASA is hoping to use a wealth of images of Earth taken from the International Space Station to measure light pollution and energy consumption across the globe, and is asking for the help of the world's citizens.
The Danish city of Copenhagen has decided to host a massive experiment to determine the effectiveness of so-called "smart lights" - energy efficient street lamps that could cut carbon emissions and even help monitor an urban setting.
Goths, cocktail waitresses, and the "deepest" of poets should all be thrilled this week, as it was announced that black just got darker. Researchers have managed to craft a material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 percent of visible light.
Experts are looking up at the stars and thinking "it shouldn't be so dark up there." New readings from the Hubble Space Telescope have shown that there is a whopping 80 percent deficit in known ultraviolet light in the Universe compared to what models imply.
Researchers have successfully trapped light in a confined area for a longer amount of time than ever before achieved, slowing the travel time of a single ray.
No, they haven't invented the "flashy thing" from Men in Black, but it's pretty close. Scientists have successfully made genetically engineered lab rats forget and remember memories using a flash of light, revealing how memories are formed, according to a recent study.
Researchers have developed the most sensitive thermometer ever made, and in a very unorthodox way, according to a recent study.
Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies are out-competing darker-colored insects in the face of climate change.
A plant's "eyes," or light-sensitive proteins, signal whether it is day or night, according to recent research published in the journal Nature.