Physics and Astronomy

This area deals with the fundamental laws and building blocks of nature and how they interact, the properties and the behavior of matter, and research into space and time and their structures.

innovations-report provides in-depth reports and articles on subjects such as astrophysics, laser technologies, nuclear, quantum, particle and solid-state physics, nanotechnologies, planetary research and findings (Mars, Venus) and developments related to the Hubble Telescope.

Mushrooms, water-repellants more similar than you might think

According to Duke University engineers, the answer is “jumping” water droplets. As it turns out, the same phenomenon that occurs when it's time for certain…

Trembling hands and molecular handshakes

Fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a recently recognized condition, which is actually one of the most prevalent heritable neurodegenerative diseases….

New nanomethod paves the way for new measuring technology and hypersensitive sensors

The method, which opens new possibilities in the field of catalytics, will be published in the journal Science for November and is already available in the Web…

A Long Night Falls Over Saturn's Rings

This happens during Saturn's equinox, when the sun is directly over Saturn's equator. At this time, the rings, which also orbit directly over the planet's…

Mantis shrimps could show us the way to a better DVD

The mantis shrimps in the study are found on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and have the most complex vision systems known to science. They can see in…

Berkeley researchers create first hyperlens for sound waves

Created by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the acoustic hyperlens provides an eightfold…

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