African physicists build the first laser with a beam that can be controlled and shaped digitally.
Researchers exploit the strange properties of a liquid metamaterial to watch Minkowski spacetimes leap in out and of existence
A billion euros’ worth of continental love for the up-and-coming “wonder material.”
If your ping-pong gun fails to impress, a simple mod will give it supersonic powers, say engineers
A widely used detector that relies on dowsing to find explosives and drugs has finally been proven ineffectual by physicists in Mexico
A working invisibility cloak that makes one object look like ghostly versions of another has been built in China
Towards a real-life tricorder, with varied applications.
Clouds that lase are the first Earth-based versions of lasers that occur naturally in space, say researchers
In January, a year-long calculation proved there are no 16-clue puzzles in Sodoku, confirming the long held belief that the smallest number of starting clues a puzzle can contain is 17