Best Ever Image of a Star’s Surface and Atmosphere

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed the most detailed image ever of a star — the red...

Millions Across US Watch Total Solar Eclipse

The moon is seen blotting out 81 percent of the sun...

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study

A gold nanostar under an electron microscope. The nanostar's size causes it to accumulate within tumors, where researchers use infrared...

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Silk could soon be used to produce more sensitive and flexible body sensors like this one.

Large Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017...

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors: Researchers discover that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves

The researchers used Au20, gold nanoparticles with a tetrahedral structure, to show that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold clusters is...

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current...

Supermassive Black Holes Feed on Cosmic Jellyfish

Observations of “Jellyfish galaxies” with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed a previously unknown way to fuel supermassive...