Combine topology with symmetry and add a sprinkling of quantum mechanics. The result? A powerful new theory of everything
The last food price bubble triggered riots around the world. Now prices are set to rise again, say complexity theorists
You can amplify light by bouncing it between the horizons of a black hole and a white hole. Now physicists have worked out how to build such a device in the lab
Superconducting technology developed for the International Space Station could protect humans on the way to the asteroids or Mars. But will it be worth the cost?
Water-soaked grains of carbon superconduct at room temperature, claim a team of physicists from Germany
Measurements reveal powerful symmetries in the way humans move their hands, a result that may have important implications for robotics
Physicists show how Planck's law of black body radiation breaks down for nanoparticles, a discovery that could have huge implications for climate science
A development from the Vienna University of Technology
Modelling pills as if they were cellular automaton could change the way tablets are designed and made
Sometimes the most resilient designs are the ones that break easily.