Interactions can be detected between a mechanical resonator and a qubit, connected together on the surface of a cooled semiconductor chip.

Living in a quantum game

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 2 comments

For scientists in the field of quantum information, the swirling chaos of space and the delicate intricacies of life are nothing more than a game.

Zombies at CERN or the LHC_Jacqui Hayes

From CERN to the White House, zombies are everywhere

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Could our recent obsession with zombies mark an upcoming transition of the U.S. presidency? Or is it just another case of an unrelated correlation?

The Milky Way is a galactic cannibal_COSMOS science magazine

The Milky Way is a galactic cannibal

Monday, 18 July 2011

A merger between the infant Milky Way and a smaller galaxy has been detected with the help of a new theoretical model, providing evidence that our galaxy is a barred-spiral galaxy.

The changing face of numerals: Brahmi numerals from India (top); Arabic-Indic numerals, developed and popularised by al-Khwarizmi; and the numerals we use today (bottom).

Top 10 ancient Arabic scientists

Thursday, 6 January 2011 - 20 comments

We count down the top 10 most influential scientists from the Arabic Golden Age who progressed science and technology while Europe was in a cultural decline during the Dark Ages.

Weird data suggests something big beyond the edge of the universe_COSMOS science magazine

Weird data suggests something big beyond the edge of the universe

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 - 26 comments

Are parallel realities exerting a strange force on our own, causing galaxy clusters to stream across space towards the edge of the known universe?

Milky Way faster and heavier than thought_COSMOS science magazine

Milky Way faster and heavier than thought

Tuesday, 6 January 2009 - 34 comments

The Milky Way is spinning much faster and has 50 per cent more mass than previously believed, increasing the chance of a collision with another galaxy, say astronomers.

tom-smasher- LHC factfile_COSMOS science magazine

Atom-smasher: LHC factfile

Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 42 comments

The world’s biggest atom-smasher, now close to completion at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, is a study in big numbers.

A way to ‘see’ extra dimensions_COSMOS science magazine

A way to ‘see’ extra dimensions

Monday, 5 February 2007 - 18 comments

The extra dimensions key to the mind-boggling concept of the universe called string theory might actually be measurable, according to U.S. researchers.


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