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  • Photo: Water Drops on a Metal Nanolayer
    This photograph shwos water drops on a metal nanolayer. Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech produced electricity by flowing water over the thin metal layers. (July 31, 2019)

  • Scientists Say Spider Webs are Vibration Transmission Structures
    Scientists describe spider webs as vibration transmission structures in a new study. The vibrations transmit information about prey, mates and structual integrity of the web. (September 20, 2016)

    Scientists Say They Have Discovered a New Form of Light
    Researchers say they have discovered a new form of light. They say the discovery could improve security in optical communications. (May 18, 2016)

    First Four-Flavored Tetraquark Particle Discovered
    Researchers have discovered a new form of elementary particle. The new particle is the first tetraquark to contain four quarks of different flavors. (March 3, 2016)

    Microsoft's Anechoic Chamber Sets Guinness World Record for the Quietest Place on Earth
    Microsoft's Anechoic Chamber has set the Guinness World Record for the Quietest place on Earth. (October 16, 2015)

    Meson f0(1710) Could be Pure Nuclear Force Glueball Say Scientists
    Scientists at TU Wien say they have calculated that particle meson f0(1710) could be an elusive glueball. (October 13, 2015)

    New Class of Particles Called Pentaquarks Discovered
    Researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider have reported the discovery of a new class of particles called pentaquarks. (July 14, 2015)

    2,500 Licks Gets You to Center of Tootsie Pop Say Scientists
    Scientists have determined that it will take you 2,500 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. This is far more licks than previous studies. (February 11, 2015)

    Scientists Say They Have to Discovered How to Turn Light Into Matter
    Scientists say they have discovered how to turn light into matter and are planning an experiment to make it happen. (May 19, 2014)

    Scientists Create Design for an Acoustic Field Rotator
    Scientists have created a design for an acoustic field rotator, which can twist sound waves. (February 27, 2014)

    Ant Physics: Fire Ant Mass Behaves as Liquid and Solid
    Video from the New York Times shows fire ants flowing like a liquid and bouncing back like a solid. (December 20, 2013)

    Google Street View Adds CERN Imagery Including Large Hadron Collider
    Google Street View has added imagery from CERN, including the Large Hadron Collider tunnel and ATLAS detector. (September 28, 2013)

    Scientists Paint Mini Mona Lisa on Surface One Third the Width of a Human Hair
    Scientists have painted a mini Mona Lisa on a surface 30 microns in width, which is one third the width of a human hair (August 5, 2013)

    Researchers Use Sound to Levitate a Chemical Reaction
    Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) have used sound to levitate a chemical reaction. (July 16, 2013)

    Short-lived Pear Shaped Atomic Nuclei Observed at CERN
    The ISOLDE radioactive-beam facility at CERN has shown that some atomic nuclei can assume asymmetric, pear-like shapes. (May 9, 2013)

    Physicists Explore Math Behind Tetris-like Growth of Coffee Rings
    University of Pennsylvania physicists are exploring the math behind the Tetris-like growth of coffee rings. (January 19, 2013)

    Wrinkled Fingers Help You Better Grip Wet Objects Say Scientists
    The wrinkling in the skin on your fingers is controlled by your nervous system. (January 19, 2013)

    Black Holes, Black Branes and Blackfolds
    Researchers have come up with new theories they say explain some of the properties of black holes. (December 11, 2012)

    2012 Ig Nobel Prizes Awards
    The 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes have been announced. (September 21, 2012)

    Researchers Say a Roll of the Dice is Not Truly Random, But Is Still Nearly Impossible to Predict
    Researchers from the Technical University of Lodz, Poland and University of Aberdeen, Scotland, say a die throw is not random. (September 15, 2012)

    Corn Flakes Last Longer in Milk Than Water Say Scientists
    Scientists from the Department of Chemical and Bioprocesses Engineering at Pontificia University in Chile have conducted research on corn flakes and quinoa flakes to see how they respond to being immersed in milk and water. (May 10, 2012)

    Physicists Find Patterns in New State of Matter Called Spontaneous Coherence in Excitons
    UC San Diego physicists have produced the most detailed images ever seen of a new property of matter called spontaneous coherence in excitons (bound pairs of electrons and holes). (March 29, 2012)

    MIT and Harvard Engineers Create Collapsible Buckliball
    A group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University were inspired by a collapsible, spherical toy (the Hoberman Sphere) to create the buckliball, a hollow, spherical object made of soft rubber containing no moving parts, designed with 24 carefully spaced dimples. (March 26, 2012)

    Team Flies a 45 Foot, 800 Pound Paper Airplane as Part of Challenge to Encourage Kids to be Engineers
    The Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona successfully flew a 45-foot paper airplane designed by engineers. (March 23, 2012)

    Researchers Capture First Images of Atoms Moving in a Molecule
    Researchers have captured images of atoms moving in a molecule for the first time using a new ultrafast camera. (March 7, 2012)