Dec 11, 2015

German physicists see landmark in nuclear fusion quest

Scientists in Germany said Thursday they had reached a milestone in a quest to derive energy from nuclear fusion, billed as a potentially limitless, safe and cheap source. Nuclear fusion entails fusing atoms together to generate energy — a process similar to that in ...

Einstein's theory of relativity stands test of time

Nov 7, 2015

Einstein's theory of relativity stands test of time

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary, and his revolutionary hypothesis has withstood the test of time, despite numerous expert attempts to find flaws. “Einstein changed the way we think about the most basic things, which are space ...

Oct 29, 2015

China to start work on biggest-ever collider by 2020

China will begin work on the world’s largest supercollider in 2020, state-run media reported Thursday, in an attempt to increase understanding of the Higgs boson. The facility, designed to smash subatomic particles together at enormous speed, will reportedly be at least twice the size ...

Oct 9, 2015

Nobels in medicine and physics

Japan can take great pride in its two Nobel Prizes this week, but the honor should also remind the government of the needs for robust support for basic research.