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A team has achieved a breakthrough in laser optical trapping by harnessing 2,300-year-old water displacement technology to create a beam that can trap and move particles in specific directions.
The U.S. launches a new effort to better catalog Earth killers. But the big question is what to do if we find one headed our way.
Authors have used the geometry of the blocks making up the henge to suggest their creators knew a thing or two about the relationship between a hypotenuse and its opposing sides.
Archaeologists have found carbonised germinated grains indicating a large-scale production of beer, possibly for feasting and trade.
New microchips function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards. Once the chip is underneath your skin, you no longer need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a wallet.
A new computational tool will help geneticists to better understand what makes a human a human, or how to differentiate species in general.
The supercomputer — which fills a server room the size of two tennis courts — can spit out answers to 200 quadrillion calculations per second, or 200 petaflops.
Dave, author of the novel Trade Winds to Meluha concludes with a plea for education and a rekindled awareness of the positive lessons we can draw from ancient Indus practice.
The asteroid belt is rich with precious metals. There are already plans for asteroid mining but could we ever build a colony on one?
A study of skulls from pre-Columbian Peru suggests the success rates of surgeons there was up to 80% during the Inca era, compared with just 50% during the American Civil War some 400 years later.
Orkney’s famous chambered cairns have been reconstructed in 3D with viewers able to explore and move around the tombs like never before.
New research joins the dots between zombie ants, an insect-world arms race and the search for new antibiotics.
Scientists have discovered a technique to apply natural plant extracts such as Tea Tree Oil as a coating for medical devices, a process which could prevent millions of infections every year.
The idea that art is an expression valued for originality is put to the test with the study and replication of caves painted during the Pleistocene.
How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That’s what researchers are trying to figure out with their study of Easter Island statues and the red hats that sit atop some of them.
A new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the Americas.