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Physics discovery leads to ballistic optical materials

Electronics are increasingly being paired with optical systems, such as when accessing the internet on an electronically run computer through fiber optic...

Plato was right. Earth is made, on average, of cubes

Plato, the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C.E., believed that the universe was made of five types of matter:...

Sharing the beauty and wonder of physics

SOME YEARS AGO, an acquaintance realized he was on the same flight as physics professor Nadya Mason when he overheard a conversation between...

VOA: Student, 74, Follows in Einstein’s Footsteps

Seventy-four-year-old Ken Holdeman is attending the University of Minnesota for one purpose — to immerse himself in quantum entanglement, a physics...

To err is human, to learn, divine

Researchers develop a new model for how the brain processes complex information: by striking a balance between accuracy and simplicity while making...
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VOA: Ukrainian Grain Shipment Clears Inspection in Turkey

The first cargo ship carrying grain exports from Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in late February cleared inspection Wednesday in Istanbul...

[Urbana] Play Day in the Park

Thursday, August 11, 5:30-7 pm At Crestview ParkAll Ages & Abilities The Urbana Park District Staff will be bringing the fun...

NPR: Warner Bros. kills off ‘Batgirl’ movie, $90 million in

In a move that shocked Hollywood observers for the amount of money wasted, Warner Bros. Discovery announced Tuesday that it is shelving...

NPR: The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China

When a group of engineers and researchers gathered in a warehouse in Mukilteo, Wash., 10 years ago, they knew they were onto...