A new light-based surface-based device that creates different images depending on light and environmental conditions

Researchers have developed a new device based on the metasurface that produces 3D images based on the surrounding medium and the wavelength of the light used. Credit: Andrea de Falco, University of St Andrews Researchers have developed a new metasurface-based device that can produce multiple distinct 3D images depending on the surrounding medium and the … Read more

A new basic law that unlocks the limitations of fusion energy

Illustration of cloud-like ionized plasma in the ITER tokamak fusion reactor. credit: ITER Physicists at EPFL, in a major European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been established[{” attribute=””>plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the design of megaprojects like ITER. The update demonstrates that we can actually … Read more

Extend the life of artificial cell membranes from five days to approximately two months

Schematic diagram of fabricating double-layer structures of different sizes and shapes by controlling the focus and electric field of a copolymer block (PBd-PEO) by applying electric fields to the upper and lower layers of the substrate. Credit: Korea Institute of Science and Technology The cell membrane, which has a hydrophilic outer surface and a hydrophobic … Read more

Phantom ‘mirror world’ may be cause of cosmic controversy

Artist view of the COBE satellite. Credit: Matthew Verdolivo, University of California, Davis New research suggests an invisible “mirror world” of particles interacting with our world only via gravity may be the key to solving a great mystery in cosmology today – the problem of the Hubble constant. The Hubble constant is the rate of … Read more

BBC black hole nonsense | David Whitehouse

meIf you’re a science journalist, you obviously can’t go wrong when you get an exclusive story combining Stephen Hawking and black holes and solving one of science’s biggest paradoxes. And so the BBC’s science correspondent of 24 years and honorary president of the Society of British Science Writers, Balab Ghosh, got his hands on it. … Read more

Physicists explain how the type of aurora is formed on Mars

Researchers led by the University of Iowa have learned how a type of aurora borealis forms on Mars. In a new study, physicists report a separate aurora formation through the interaction of the solar wind and crust in Mars’ southern hemisphere. Credit: CU/LASP. Physicists led by the University of Iowa have learned how a type … Read more