Bill Nye and The Planetary Society want to propel a spacecraft by bouncing the sun's photons off it. The first test of such a craft will take place this May.
There's 400 percent more light in intergalactic space than sources could produce, say researchers. Could dark matter be the cause?
The Planetary Society gets ready to launch its LightSail -- which travels via photon bombardment -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
The search giant pulls an about-face and the wireless carrier puts on a dog-and-pony show for April Fools' Day. Also: Microsoft's MS-DOS Mobile, Motorola's premium selfie stick and Samsung's smart knife.
With no pesky clouds to get in its way, the European Space Agency's Proba-2 satellite captures a stunning view of the moon blotting out the sun.
Researchers have achieved the first ever pictorial evidence that light can simultaneously behave as a particle and as a wave.
New research might shed light on how we got here by demonstrating that chemical components of our DNA could be produced in the brutal conditions of space.
Using Intel's silicon photonics chips, Fujitsu demonstrates how fiber-optic links can replace copper wires to handle PCI Express data transfer. The result: a machine that's easier to keep cool.
Hot tubes of plasma align on the sun's surface in a flower-like pattern to provide a gorgeous view captured at New Jersey's Big Bear Solar Observatory.
Information from the Planck space telescope helped create a stunning new map. It's also shedding light on dark matter and the origins of the universe.