There's a whole world out there that we're incapable of seeing without the aid of very complicated an expensive electronics. On the large scale, we're talking about looking at the universe through telescopes, but it works the other way, too, using things like electron microscopes to explore the inherent beauty of the very, very small.
Being sick sucks. And while we can't always cure what ails us, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have figured out where that general feeling of lousiness we get when we're stick actually comes from, and they think they can make it go away.
The hopes of going back in time and visiting the jurassic era to escape a T-Rex and warping into the future to save the world from Skynet will never happen. Chinese physicists have just proved that time traveling is out of the realm of possibility (at least in this universe).
Those greedy scientists, they just can't learn to share. Instead of going out and getting two little glass spheres, they're trying to use a trick of quantum mechanics to take one little glass sphere and make it exist in two places at the same time.
People with scarring in their vocal cords can find themselves with difficulties speaking, or even a complete inability to speak. But a fancy new gel from the smart folks at MIT and Harvard could give them their voices back.
A superlens is something that focuses audio into much smaller regions than their soundwaves normally allow. Essentially, "the cans act as resonators, directing the volume of the sound to peak in a space just a few centimetres wide, and this heightened precision could improve acoustic-actuator systems." And wouldn't you know it, but soda cans are perfect for the job.
A new spray has been developed that permanently removes germs from clothing. Goodbye, laundromat!
There are two ways that we've been able to get mammals to live longer: genetic engineering, and calorie restriction. Neither of those things sounds like much fun, but scientists may have just stumbled onto a drug that can extend your lifespan too, by up to 20%.
The Large Hadron Collider over in Europe may be making all the physics headlines as of late, but the U.S. Department of Energy is trying to scrape together between one and two billion dollars to build a particle physics lab deep in an abandoned gold mine underneath South Dakota.
Scientists have created a brain implant that has helped rats increase their memory function, paving the way for similar implants to help out people with memory-impairing brain injuries.