Boson boffin ‘a forgotten hero’

SCIENTIST Satyendranath Bose, after whom the Higgs-Boson is named, has not been given his due, India has said While much of the world was celebrating the international cooperation that led to last week’s breakthrough in identifying the [...]

CERN scientists find the ‘God particle’

The five-decade-long hunt for the elusive Higgs boson or the ‘God particle’ has reached a milestone, with scientists at the CERN claiming on Wednesday that they have discovered a new subatomic particle that looks like the one believed [...]

Transit may shine light on enduring mysteries of Venus

Experts want to know what happened to oceans? Why a super-fast atmosphere? And so on Skywatchers around the world will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Venus cross in front of the sun Tuesday. The so-called transit of Venus is more than [...]

Mysterious Arc of Venus hoped to appear during transit

An armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected, when Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th. Astronomers are all set to observe The Arc of Venus using 9 coronagraphs [...]

The Transit of Venus: Viewing Tips from an Astronomer

Invited guest post by Summer Ash On Tuesday June 5th, Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun for the second time in eight years and the last time for another 105 years. The transit of Venus, as it is called, is a very rare event in our [...]

Silicon trick for next-gen memory

Researchers have revealed details of a promising way to make a fundamentally different kind of computer memory chip.The device is a “memristor”, a long-hypothesised but only recently demonstrated electronic component.A memristor’s [...]

CERN director says LHC will find God Particle by end of the year

The Large Hadron Collider is to be switched off at the end of the year to undergo a major upgrade, but scientists hope to have achieved one of the machine’s major goals by the time it does – proving the existence of the so called God [...]

From cancer to quantum, teens’ scientific feats celebrated

Winners of the 2012 Intel ISEF show the promise of science for improving the world New ways to detect cancer, search online social networks and link atoms using quantum physics took the highest honors this week at the 2012 Intel International [...]

Rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse to dim skies with photos

The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event on Sunday – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. “It will look [...]

Young scientists, inventors and mathematicians score big

Cancer sensor, a better way to search tweets, and quantum teleportation are among research highlights at a global high-school-science competition Gordon E. Moore Award winner Jack Andraka is flanked by Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award [...]