Chandra X-ray image of dark energy. Image: NASA/CXC/SAO/A.Vikhlinin et al.

The fate of our Universe

Doomsday is still a long way away, but this is what might happen.

The IceCube telescope's optical detectors are deployed in mile-and-a-half deep holes in the Antarctic ice. Credit: James Roth, University of Delaware

Telescope buried in Antarctic ice

Scientists are using a giant block of ice to detect neutrinos.


Land of science and discovery

Antarctica seems so unwelcoming that it has awakened the imagination of scientists and adventurers. One hundred years ago, it was almost impossible to live there, but today the endless ice deserts of the…

The shadow of a single Ytterbium ion. Image courtesy of Ben Norton

Photographing the world’s smallest shadow

How few atoms do we need to cast a shadow?

The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), Geneva. Image: Claudia Marcelloni

Why is everyone talking about the Higgs boson?

Tonight scientists at the CERN research centre will release a press statement explaining whether or not they have found the Higgs boson. Although most of us are not too familiar with this hypothetical…

Beckham's curling free kicks have become legendary in the world of sport. Image: fstockfoto / Shutterstock

Bend it like Beckham…scientifically

The perfect soccer ball kicking formula has been calculated.

Cotton fabrics may store enough energy to power a mobile phone. Image: Shutterstock

Powering a mobile phone with a T-shirt

Soon you will be able to charge your mobile phone with a humble T-shirt.

Inside the ATLAS detector. Image: CERN

Higgs boson: the quest continues

After years and years, the quest seems to be over”¦ or at least that is what we expect to hear next week, when CERN’s scientists unveil their results at the at the 36th International…

Artist rendition of the string theory. Image: R.T. Wohlstadter/Shutterstock

The power of string energy

Dr Henryk Frystaki talks about the universe, string theory and the GUT.  


No more hiding

Scientists at MIT Media Lab have develop a new imaging system that gathers information from opaque objects. This has helped in the development of a new camera that can peer around corners.

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