Davide Castelvecchi's Articles
- NewsCells that act like optical fibers could explain why vertebrate retinas have sharp vision despite being mounted backwards.
- FeatureHigh-speed flywheels could replace batteries in hybrid vehicles and help make the electrical grid more reliable.
- NewsLight can be made to act as if it's composed of particles, waves, or something in between.
- NewsPhysicists have found a way to almost double measurement precision when using photons to gauge distances.
- NewsA new algorithm might make online driving directions more accurate.
- NewsA NASA mission has found new evidence for Einstein's theory of gravity, but its final results have been delayed by unexpected problems.
- NewsA new particle accelerator starting up next year in Switzerland should finally discover the origin of mass, unless an older U.S. machine does it first.
- NewsA French team has created the first mini-origami figures that fold themselves around droplets of water.
- NewsOur solar system's periodic motion from one side of the galaxy to the other could expose life on Earth to massive amounts of cosmic rays and cause recurring, catastrophic mass extinctions.
- NewsAn experiment failed to confirm the existence of a new elementary particle called the sterile neutrino, but its results could still point to some new physics.