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 Film Made of Graphene Makes Filtering Dirty Water Easier Than Ever

The "wonder material" could help billions of people around the world access safe drinking water.

15 hours ago

Scientists Announce New Animal-Human Hybrid Experiment — This Time With Sheep

Only 0.01 percent of human cells were used, but it paves the way for future experiments to combine species.

February 20, 2018

Scientists Use Graphene to Create Edible Electronics

The technique works on potatoes, toast, and even coconuts.

February 19, 2018

Soon You’ll be Able to Dance, Clap, and Tap to Charge Your Devices

And you thought gesticulating wildly had no constructive use.

February 19, 2018

Physicists Have Made the Second-Ever Observation of Interacting Photons

The discovery seemingly defies the laws of physics.

February 17, 2018

911 Wasn’t Set Up With Cell Phones In Mind. Google Could Change that.

Improving emergency response by just one minute could save as many as 10,000 lives every year.

February 16, 2018

You Might Actually Want to Wear Something Made From This Smart Fabric

It's breathable, flexible, and could make smart clothes mainstream.

February 16, 2018

Quantum Computing Needs a Lot of Power. This Machine Could be the Answer.

The data from the new processor matched the data from a traditional computer running the same algorithms.

February 16, 2018

This Striking Photo Reminds Us Why It’s Essential to Photograph Science

A photograph has the power to capture and communicate the magic, mystery, and meaning of scientific discovery.

February 15, 2018

Now a Person’s Genes Could Reveal Their Time of Death

All it takes are some gene samples and a bit of machine learning.

February 14, 2018
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