Physics in Action

Japan's new X-ray satellite was lost in an accident a month after its launch. What did we learn in that month?

Hitomi, An Ambitious Endeavor Cut Short

Japan's Hitomi X-ray Observatory was lost in an accident just a month after launch. What did we learn in that month?


Electrostatics help

Advances in Micro-Drones

Electrostatics help "bug bot" micro-drones cling to surfaces just like their biological counterparts!


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Quantum Computing, Human Processing

Gamers are helping engineer the next generation of supercomputers—and you can, too!


Lasers and nanoengineering team up to take on one of nature's oldest and deadliest diseases.

Using Gold Nanoparticles to Kill Cancer

Lasers and nanoengineering team up to take on one of the deadliest diseases


A new software algorithm provides fast, sensitive detection of even the smallest seismic events

FAST: Earthquake Analysis

A new software algorithm promises fast, sensitive detection of small seismic events