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Microscopic sculptures by artist Jonty Hurwitz are so tiny that they can fit easily inside the eye of a needle, on a human hair -- or on the forehead of an ant.
A new desk lamp is taking over from the lava lamp -- by replacing the boring old wax lava with interactive magnetic fluid.
Researchers have used lasers to create an extremely hydrophobic material with potential applications from sanitation to solar panels.
A Cornell Ph.D. student in applied physics etches famous works of art -- Escher, Magritte, Matisse -- onto silicon wafers used in modern digital devices.
A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.
Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.
A painting by impressionist Claude Monet has been reproduced in full colour in the microscale, thanks to a new technique that allows a palette of 300 colours.
Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
While lower-energy "soft" X-rays can already image living cells, the higher-energy "hard" ones that can view objects as small as a few nanometers haven't been able to -- until now.
Researchers from Canada's McGill University develop a technique for increasing the toughness of glass so it doesn't break when dropped.