If you're searching for the perfect present for the physicist who has everything, how about a Lego kit for measuring one of the universe's fundamental constants?
Diamonds are a physicist's best friend--when it comes to measuring the tiniest magnetic fields.
The blue LED might save more energy than just about any other technology.
GT, the developer of a new way to make thin sheets of sapphire for scratch-resistant displays, is running short on cash.
Coconut flesh contains secret ingredients that dramatically enhance its ability to store hydrogen, say material scientists.
Researchers are assessing the potential of an entirely new way to make exotic materials based on microfluidic self-assembly.
Tapping huge reservoirs of brackish water could make desalination far more practical.
Astronomers are building an entirely new kind of telescope that can photograph the whole sky simultaneously and continuously.
Materials scientists have decided to define, rather than measure, Avogadro's constant, triggering a lengthy debate over what number to choose. Now one physicist thinks he has the answer.
Particles of dark matter should trigger nanoexplosions in certain materials, an idea that could lead to an entirely new generation of detectors, say physicists.