Antimatter: scientists find way to trap elusive material by blasting it with lasers

Cern scientists have successfully cooled antimatter with a laser for the first time. Chukman So, Author…

A Jane Austen quote encoded in plastic molecules demonstrates the potential for a new kind of data storage

Shutterstock/spainter_vfx The words “if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another” were originally…

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

We believe monkeys to have lower moral status than humans – but what about human-monkey chimeras?…

Dead Sea Scrolls: two scribes probably wrote one of the manuscripts

Shutterstock/Lerner Vadim Ever since the Dead Sea Scrolls were accidentally discovered over 70 years ago in…

Underwater maneuvering of robotic sheets through buoyancy-mediated active flutter

Falling leaves flutter from side to side due to passive and intrinsic fluid-body coupling. Exploiting the…

Biohybrid soft robots with self-stimulating skeletons

Bioinspired hybrid soft robots that combine living and synthetic components are an emerging field in the…

Cavatappi artificial muscles from drawing, twisting, and coiling polymer tubes

Compliant, biomimetic actuation technologies that are both efficient and powerful are necessary for robotic systems that…

EU is cracking down on AI, but leaves a loophole for mass surveillance

Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock The EU looks set to ban some of the most concerning forms of artificial…

Deep-sea volcanic eruptions create megaplumes that may have dispersed early life

An area on the summit of the West Mata Volcano erupting in 2009. NOAA / NSF…

The St Vincent eruption is a reminder of how volcano research and monitoring can save lives

Volcanic eruptions come with a variety of hazards, depending on the type of volcano and its…