Companies are continuing to build on the tremendous success of the compact disc by developing systems that could eventually replace the traditional video recorder
Researchers are building new transistors that actively exploit the quantum properties of electrons
Every few years the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean warms up around the equator and plays havoc with the climate on several continents. Why does this happen?
Magnetic rotation is a new phenomenon that is forcing physicists to rethink their understanding of what goes on inside the nucleus
No-one forgets a great goal in football. As players from 32 countries prepare for the 1998 World Cup in France, find out how top footballers strike the ball to maximum effect
Developments in X-ray crystallography and progress in the production of good-quality protein crystals are leading to important advances in our knowledge of protein structure and function
The discovery of visible light from gamma-ray bursts has revealed that these puzzling objects lie among the most distant quasars and galaxies in the universe
The laws of quantum mechanics can be used to process and transmit information in ways that are not possible with existing systems, Anton Zeilinger says
Paul Dirac published the first of his papers on "The Quantum Theory of the Electron" 70 years ago this month. The Dirac equation, derived in those papers, is one of the most important equations in phy...
Shuji Nakamura describes the advances that enabled his group to develop blue light-emitting diodes and lasers