With current modes up against their limits, we need new data storage solutions. Tiny defects in diamonds' atomic structure might turn them into a new medium for memory.
Forget solid, liquid, gas. This research used advanced math to theorize about topological phases of matter. And over the years experiments with matter and cold atoms have been validating the ideas.
There's no Nobel Prize in mathematics, but math undergirds much high-level science. The 2016 Nobel in Physics rewards work in topology, a branch of math with multiple real world applications.
Freezing light in mid-air isn't just the realm of Star Wars, as new research shows. But what do you do with the light once it's trapped? One option is to use it to develop new forms of computers.
Amatrice's still-standing ancient clocktower has become an iconic image from last week's deadly earthquake. But it is not the only unusual survivor.
Mysterious radiation that appears to come from star HD 164595 is more likely to have a terrestrial origin.
The vast majority of matter in the universe is plasma: electrically charged gas. Scientists are untangling how dust interacts with plasma both in space and experimentally closer to home.
Physicists have theorised about the existence of a magnetic monopole for decades, but we have yet to find one.
Physics says Game of Thrones dragons can fly. Whoever said maths was useless?
First tip: learn to wobble.
What a Nobel prize-winning physicist can teach us about about trying to deal with the current global crisis over asylum seekers and refugees.
A new scanning helium microscope offers the potential for capturing images with finer resolution than optical microscopes, but without damaging samples as with electron microscopes.
Nanophotonics deals with photons at the nanometre scale, and it's set to transform everything from internet speeds to turning your smartphone into a portable science lab.
Attend any ANZAC Day parade and you might see people carrying banners with holes cut in them. They're supposed to cut any drag or wind resistance but do they do any good?
There have been squabbles of course, but the science project in Geneva is an example of putting differences aside to pursue common goals.
Here's how to use maths to pull off the craziest motorbike stunt of all time.
The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.
Science is about more than protons, genes and neurons. Sometimes a bigger picture can help us make better decisions when it comes to public policy.
We find them at the beach, in every sound and light show, the miracle of wi-fi and now in the fabric of space-time itself. But what exactly is a wave?
What does it take to keep a bicycle upright and moving, without crashing?