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ESPRESSO confirms Earth-sized planet around the nearest star

Added: 2 Jun 2020

The existence of a planet the size of Earth around the closest star in the solar system, Proxima Ce…

Tracking the physics of biological cells using nanodevices (video)

Added: 28 May 2020

For the first time, scientists have introduced minuscule tracking devices directly into the interio…

Orbitronics: the next step for Moore’s Law?

Sarah Lawton | Added: 19 May 2020

SLAC scientists have broken the link between a quantum material's spin and orbital states, opening …

Higgs Spectroscopy: A new method to measure superconductors

Sarah Lawton | Added: 13 May 2020

From sustainable energy to quantum computers: high-temperature superconductors have the potential t…

WIN: A Tale of Seven Scientists

Sarah Lawton | Added: 11 May 2020

And a new philosophy of science
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Extending the design rules for clean energy production

Sarah Lawton | Added: 7 May 2020

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have uncovered the …

‘Open Design’: Printing research hardware to save on capitol costs

Sarah Lawton | Added: 7 May 2020

Free and open source hardware (FOSH) is rapidly gaining momentum as part of a global ‘open design m…

CERN takes on Covid-19

Added: 9 Apr 2020

The World’s biggest experiment, CERN, has established a task force to identify and support contribu…

Space-based reflectors to boost solar power

Added: 2 Apr 2020

A project exploring the use of space-based reflectors to shine sunlight towards Earth-bound solar f…

Space-bound human tissue

Added: 10 Mar 2020

The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station to expl…

Nanoarray breakthrough aids electric vehicles

Added: 4 Mar 2020

A team from the University of Bristol have developed a new type of nanoelectromechanical relay to e…

Graphene device bridges the terahertz gap

Added: 5 Feb 2020

Researchers have used graphene to create a device which will unlock the elusive terahertz wavelengt…

Combinatorial look at black holes a decade away

Added: 14 Jan 2020

A new study by a group of researchers at the University of Birmingham has found that collisions of …

Pioneering citizen science project celebrates 10th year

Added: 8 Jan 2020

The citizen science platform, Zooniverse, is celebrating its 10thanniversary.

Bioimaging collaboration takes on viral disease

Added: 9 Dec 2019

A new institute collaboration will allow scientists to study viral diseases in greater detail.

Quantum physics AI speeds up drug discovery

Added: 9 Dec 2019

An international collaboration has seen a team using Artificial Intelligence normally used to predi…

Curiosity rover reveals oxygen spikes on Mars

Added: 15 Nov 2019

Readings from NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed a surprising jump in oxygen in the Martian atmos…

EPSRC funds new nuclear robotics facility

Added: 8 Nov 2019

EPSRC is funding for a new national facility that will support nuclear robotics R&D across four ins…

Ultra low-mass black hole uncovered

Added: 1 Nov 2019

Astrophysicists say they have discovered evidence of the smallest black hole ever detected – just 3…

Rivals question Google’s quantum supremacy claim

Added: 28 Oct 2019

Google researchers claimed quantum supremacy last week, shortly followed by rebuke from its rivals.