A research team at Stanford University has taken a type of brittle plastic and modified it chemically to make it as bendable as a rubber band, while slightly enhancing its electrical conductivity.
China will invest 4.8 billion yuan ($700 million) to build a High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) in Beijing next year, which is designed to be the brightest in the world.
Scientists at the University of Manchester, where the atom was first split a century ago, announced another atomic discovery on Monday, which they claimed would have a global impact.
The top scientific breakthrough of 2016 was the discovery of tiny ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves, the highly-respected US journal Science announced Thursday.
China's first dark matter probe satellite had explored 1.6 billion particles by Nov. 10, 328 days after the detector started to search the signals of invisible material.
Almost all materials expand as temperature increases. A new lightweight metamaterial may provide a new way to construct sustained infrastructures and improve our lives, a materials scientist told Xinhua on Monday.
Britain's Ministry of Defense (MOD) confirmed Sunday it is finalizing a contract worth almost 40 million US dollars to develop the country's first laser weapons for military use.
Australian scientists have developed a revolutionary "spray-on" waterproofing material, which they say could change how consumers protect everything from phones and shoes to ships and airplanes.
Nobel laureate in physics Yang Zhenning on Tuesday fired the latest salvo in the debate over China’s current plans to build a better electron-positron collider to hunt for the Higgs boson, or “God particle,” a topic that has divided the opinions of China’s top physicists.
A statement on the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) says Chinese physicists have recently made breakthrough findings in liquid metal that allow hard metal to become flexible as liquid metal, a step closer to building a shape-shifting liquid metal similar to the T-1000 Terminator in the science fiction film.