Hard Science

The future isn't just about what we can build or engineer through technology. Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries and achieving remarkable breakthroughs in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, astrophysics, biology, and quantum mechanics. And we're doing it every week.  We'll cover the biggest ones by breaking down complex research papers and analyzing the implications of their content.

A New Information Engine is Pushing the Boundaries of Thermodynamics

The researchers needed a new theory of physics to explain their results.

6 hours ago

Researchers Have Mapped Out How Plants Sense Our World

While the sensory processes of plants are complex and mysterious, researchers gleaned insights into 200 of the proteins involved.

January 20, 2018

Carnivorous Plant-Inspired Nano Material Could be Worth Billions to the Shipping Industry

A new, environmentally-friendly coating could protect ships' hulls from plant and algae accumulation.

January 19, 2018

Scientists Are Creating GMO Species That Can’t Survive

Some think the species dying off is the only way that we can preserve our planet.

January 17, 2018

DNA of Man Who Died in 1827 Recreated Without His Remains

His DNA was recreated using his living relatives. It's the first time this has ever been achieved.

January 15, 2018

For the First Time, Physicists Accelerated Light Beams in Curved Space in the Lab

The successful experiment "opens the doors to a new avenue of study in the field of accelerating beams."

January 15, 2018

Fast Radio Bursts Have a Unique Property That Can Help Us Determine Their Source

We're one step closer to understanding this mysterious space phenomenon.

January 11, 2018

A Deal Between a Chinese Smartphone Giant and AT&T Hit a Major Roadblock

The world's third biggest smartphone manufacturer is stymied from entering the US market.

January 10, 2018

This Year, We’ll See a Black Hole for the First Time in History

If one telescope can't get the job done, try using eight.

January 10, 2018

How Einstein’s “Spooky Action” Could Help Secure Quantum Networks

This technique could prevent “eavesdroppers” from interfering with quantum networks.

January 7, 2018
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