Space.com: Sure, it’s a stretch. Envision a thin, vertical tether extending from the Earth’s surface to a mass far out in space. Scooting up the tether are electric vehicles, climbers that are energized by a combination of sunlight and laser light…
Photo: Japan Space Elevator Association
Space.com: A particle detector floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth has analyzed 41 billion cosmic-ray particles, and the data have revealed new insights into the mysterious and invisible dark matter that physicists believe makes up 27 percent of the universe….
Science: Coffee scientists from around the world last week flew into Colombia’s Eje Cafetero region, a verdant collage of deep gullies and mountainsides covered in thousands of small-scale coffee farms framed by banana trees. At the heart of the 25th International…
Photo: RICHARD/FLICKR/CREATIVE COMMONS
Nanowerk: Magnetic materials are fundamental to many technologies, from data storage to next-generation spintronic devices. However, as integrated circuits become increasingly miniaturized and the sizes of magnetic components approach nanoscale dimensions, magnetic properties can disappear. Yasukazu Murakami and colleagues from the…
Photo: Yasukazu Murakami, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Nanowerk: Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter. The researchers are not shining light through crystal they are transforming light into crystal. As part of…
Photo: Princeton University
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