The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a general-purpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It has a broad physics programme ranging from studying the Standard Model (including the Higgs boson) to searching for extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. The CMS detector is built around […]

The double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light-years from Earth. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light-years from Earth. V745 Sco is a binary star system that consists of a […]

Artistic rendering of electrocatalytic process for conversion of carbon dioxide and water into ethanol. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory New electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol. Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and form the backbone of many industrial processes.  For example, they are essential in transforming heavy oil into gasoline […]

A new study in Nature Photonics details the unique properties of the UCF-developed laser beam. The speed of a message traveling in these packets is no longer affected by traveling through different materials of different densities. University of Central Florida researchers have developed a new type of laser beam that […]

On September 18, 2017, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli shot this image from the International Space Station showing the Moon rising above the Earth’s horizon together with Mercury, Mars, the star Regulus, and Venus. Credit: ESA/NASA One has a thick poisonous atmosphere, one has hardly any atmosphere at all, and one […]

An artistic impression sharing a secret using structured light. Credit: Wits University Wits Researchers have demonstrated a new quantum approach for sharing a secret amongst many parties, setting a new record for the highest dimensions and parties to date. Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, […]