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Black holes slow formation of new stars

New discovery helps us understand why galaxies have fewer stars than they're supposed to.

Mathematics to reveal the secrets of the brain

Researchers will now be using mathematical modelling and heavy computations to understand how the brain can both remember and learn.

Scientists stretch DNA with lasers

New experiment could lead to better DNA sequencing and understanding of fluid physics

Historic discovery: huge electric field occurs spontaneously in laughing gas

Scientists have discovered a new, astonishing electric phenomenon.

Physicists solve decade-old quantum mechanics problem

Scientists are now able to calculate exactly how atoms will behave in the physical world.

A new solution to an age-old equation can improve ship efficiency

It’s been well known for 127 years – the V-shaped wake pattern behind a ship moving in a straight line always has the same central angle. Now a Norwegian has discovered that in certain situations, a boat’s wake can actually be found in front of the boat.

Danish physicist stores light, moves it around, and makes it reappear

Renowned physicist Lene Hau does not only know how to stop light, but also manipulate it and save it’s imprints for later use.

Tracking the Earth’s magnetic field in Northern Lights

Physicists are keen on solving the mysteries of the Earth’s magnetic field. Their curiosity has a practical side – when solar storms that create the aurora are bent by the magnetic field, it can affect technologies that modern civilization depends on.

Danish scientists break laser record

New laser technology can be used to diagnose cancer and monitor food quality.

Small capsules – big potential

A conversation between two physicists in a Paris café led to the invention of a novel form of capsules that could be used in medicine, food, household products, cosmetics and paints.