Hackers Target 3rd Dimension of Cyberspace: Users’ Minds

The Russian attacks on the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the country's continuing election-related hacking have happened across all three dimensions of cyberspace — physical, informational and...

This Super-Strong Magnet Literally Blew the Doors Off a Tokyo Laboratory

There's a magnet in a secure room in central Tokyo. It's an electromagnet, the kind that generates a magnetic field when electrical current flows through...

While You Weren’t Looking, Engineers Combined a Plane and a Blimp to Make a...

What happens when you cross a blimp with a plane, and give it a few helicopter features? A lighter-than-air plimp-hybrid airship is born, according to...

Humanoid Robot Atlas Can Now Do Parkour and That’s Not at All Terrifying

"Atlas does parkour," Boston Dynamics wrote in the video description. Footage shows Atlas nimbly leaping over a log and skipping between platforms of different heights...

New Supercomputer with 1 Million Processors Is World’s Fastest Brain-Mimicking Machine

Scientists just activated the world's biggest "brain": a supercomputer with a million processing cores and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human...

What Is X-Ray Spectroscopy?

X-ray spectroscopy is a technique that detects and measures photons, or particles of light, that have wavelengths in the X-ray portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. It's used...

Atom Smasher Detects Hints of New Unstable Particle

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest atom smasher, just discovered at least two previously unknown particles. The 17-mile (27 kilometers)...

Humanity’s Largest Atom Smasher Takes a Pause, Will Wake Up Again in 2021

Particles: Breathe easy. Scientists at the world's largest particle collider have no plans to smash you together until spring 2021. When you...

Scientists Proposed a Nuclear ‘Tunnelbot’ to Hunt Life in Europa’s Hidden Ocean

A group of scientists wants to send a nuclear-powered "tunnelbot" to Europa to blaze a path through the Jovian moon's thick shell of ice and...

Laser-Blasted Plasma Is Cooler Than Deep Space…Literally

Researchers who make the coldest plasmas in the universe just found a way to make them even colder — by blasting them with lasers.

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