How many atoms does it take for an element to become visible to the naked eye?

Let’s jump right in on this and start with the diameter of an atom. Atoms measure from 0.1 to 0.5 nanometers (nm) across (0.1 nm written out fully is 0.0000000001 metres). You won’t be surprised to hear that humans can’t

How many atoms does it take for an element to become visible to the naked eye?

Let’s jump right in on this and start with the diameter of an atom. Atoms measure from 0.1 to 0.5 nanometers (nm) across (0.1 nm written out fully is 0.0000000001 metres). You won’t be surprised to hear that humans can’t

The future of computing could exist in a tablespoon of liquid

What do you think of when you think of technology, computing, data storage, and all that goes with it? We live in a world of hard drives and solid-state technology, all silicon-and-copper based. But what if that all changed? Researchers

The future of computing could exist in a tablespoon of liquid

What do you think of when you think of technology, computing, data storage, and all that goes with it? We live in a world of hard drives and solid-state technology, all silicon-and-copper based. But what if that all changed? Researchers

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Bats use polarised light to find their way home

At sunset, a distinctive pattern of polarised light sends a dark band across the sky, visible only to those who can see it. Scientists have known for a while that birds, insects and amphibians can see these polarised light patterns

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Bats use polarised light to find their way home

At sunset, a distinctive pattern of polarised light sends a dark band across the sky, visible only to those who can see it. Scientists have known for a while that birds, insects and amphibians can see these polarised light patterns

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Engineers create the world’s darkest material

Never mind pink – ‘super black’ is the new, well, black. Engineers at Surrey Nanosystems have created a new ‘super black’ coating. Originally developed for applications in space due to its low mass, ability to withstand a range of temperatures and an

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Engineers create the world’s darkest material

Never mind pink – ‘super black’ is the new, well, black. Engineers at Surrey Nanosystems have created a new ‘super black’ coating. Originally developed for applications in space due to its low mass, ability to withstand a range of temperatures and an

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Signs of planets that are ‘just right’ may be wrong after all

While the Goldilocks planets I’ve written about before are still possible, recent news indicates that some of the ‘signs’ of Goldilocks planets could just be events happening within the star itself. Scientists at Penn State University have proved that signals thought

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Signs of planets that are ‘just right’ may be wrong after all

While the Goldilocks planets I’ve written about before are still possible, recent news indicates that some of the ‘signs’ of Goldilocks planets could just be events happening within the star itself. Scientists at Penn State University have proved that signals thought

Untangling the Web

To sum up this book in one word: thought-provoking. The book is a fantastic insight into the current studies surrounding humanity’s past, present and future interactions with the web. Untangling the Web blazes through an astonishing range of topics and

Untangling the Web

To sum up this book in one word: thought-provoking. The book is a fantastic insight into the current studies surrounding humanity’s past, present and future interactions with the web. Untangling the Web blazes through an astonishing range of topics and

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Finding the secret behind supermagnet stars

Here on Earth, we live on a giant magnet, created from magnetic fields flowing in the super-hot molten iron core and offering up a number of useful properties that lead to anything from protection from solar radiation to the way

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Finding the secret behind supermagnet stars

Here on Earth, we live on a giant magnet, created from magnetic fields flowing in the super-hot molten iron core and offering up a number of useful properties that lead to anything from protection from solar radiation to the way