The most obvious application for such a camera is for spying and surveillance, but it could also be used for remote sensing or to study microscopic structures
December 04, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
There is physics everywhere, including on the playground
December 02, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Teenager Saumil Bandyopadhyay has harnessed cutting-edge physics to upend industries ranging from automobiles to astronomy
December 2013 | By Abigail Tucker
The shape of the seahorse's snout and its painfully slow movements create help create minimal water disturbance, increasing its odds of bagging elusive prey
November 26, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
While stingray look-alike submarines are still years away, cracking the underlying physical and mathematical principles behind those animals' movements is a first step to building such a machine
November 15, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Several writers for The Simpsons completed degrees in math and physics before they turned to screen writing for the beloved cartoon
November 05, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
This might seem like an obvious question, but it turns out that no one has looked into it until now
October 25, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Inspiration for the idea traces back to the 212 BC legend about Archimedes' burning mirrors used to set Roman battle ships ablaze
October 24, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
More than you ever thought you needed to know about the physics of erupting beer bottles
October 23, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
They all take an average of about 21 seconds to empty their bladders, nearly regardless of how big they are.
October 18, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Love them or hate them, here we provide you with the sound bytes you'll need to at least discuss them
October 07, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Forget iPads, if you want a long lasting toy stick with blocks.
October 02, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Scientists have actually taken the time to investigate the idea, and produced some hard numbers that indicated that cow-tipping "has no leg to stand on"
September 05, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Ride alongside NASA's Airborne Science Laboratory as scientists try to figure out the role of clouds in climate change
September 04, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
A small asteroid that orbits ahead of the seventh planet offers a clearer picture of the ongoing celestial pinball game in the solar system's outer reaches
August 29, 2013 | By Elizabeth Quill
Scientists watched the magnetic field of a star 51 light years away flip back and forth
August 28, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
A slew of factors--its acidity, its lack of water and even the presence of hydrogen peroxide--work in perfect harmony, allowing the sticky treat to last forever
August 22, 2013 | By Natasha Geiling
Alex Parker used the top 100 images from the Hubble Space telescope to create his rendition of Starry Night
August 22, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
The tiny black dot on the top lefthand side is Venus.
August 20, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Christof Wetterich can also explain the “red shift" that supports the idea of the Big Bang.
August 13, 2013 | By Colin Schultz