ALMA and VLT Find Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang

Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Very Large...

A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes

(a) Video still showing a tightly focused laser beam making contact with the thermocouple. (b) Graph showing the thermocouple's response...

Deeper understanding of quantum chaos may be the key to quantum computers

Quantum systems can exist in many possible states, here illustrated by groups of spins, each pointing along a certain direction....

Exiled Asteroid Discovered in Outer Reaches of Solar System

An international team of astronomers has used ESO telescopes to investigate a relic of the primordial Solar System. The team...

Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

The colorized electron microscope image shows the gallium nitride towers of the artificial photosynthesis device at 52.5k magnification....

A designer's toolkit for constructing complex nanoparticles

A new mix-and-match toolkit allows researchers to create a library of complex nanoparticles that could be used in medical, energy, and...

What Uranus Cloud Tops Have in Common With Rotten Eggs

Arriving at Uranus in 1986, Voyager 2 observed a bluish orb with extremely subtle features. A haze layer hid most of the...

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel