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Laptop computer
Laptop computer


Can Computers Continue To Get Smaller And More Powerful?

From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, entertainment and governance while shrinking to become ubiquitous handheld portals to the world. This progress has been driven by the industry’s ability to continually innovate techniques […]

Processed image of comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko. The comet as seen by the Rosetta spacecraft.
Processed image of comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko. The comet as seen by the Rosetta spacecraft.


European Spacecraft Reaches Comet After 10-Year Chase

(CORDIS) — Imagine undertaking a 10-year chase around the solar system. That’s exactly what the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has been doing for the past decade and this week, she finally caught up with her target: Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta is now the first spacecraft ever to rendezvous with a comet, and in doing […]

Pakistan
Pakistan


Significance Of Pakistan Being Named CERN Associate Member – OpEd

Pakistan has reached a remarkable milestone in scientific research by becoming an associate member of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN). Pakistan is the first Asian country to became an associate member. Geneva-based CERN is the world’s leading physics research centre and was founded in 1953 by twelve European nations. It leads the world in areas […]

Dr. Horst Punzmann and professor Michael Shats demonstrate their water tractor beam. Credit: Stuart Hay, ANU
Dr. Horst Punzmann and professor Michael Shats demonstrate their water tractor beam. Credit: Stuart Hay, ANU


Water Tractor Beam Could Confine Oil Spills

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain rips at the beach. The group, led by Professor Michael Shats discovered they can control water flow patterns with simple wave generators, enabling them to move […]

Before the Big Bang
Before the Big Bang


The Black Hole At The Birth Of Universe

The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? Three Perimeter Institute researchers have a new idea about what might have come before the big bang. It’s a bit perplexing, but it is grounded in sound mathematics, testable, […]