Hard Science

The future isn't just about what we can build or engineer through technology. Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries and achieving remarkable breakthroughs in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, astrophysics, biology, and quantum mechanics. And we're doing it every week.  We'll cover the biggest ones by breaking down complex research papers and analyzing the implications of their content.

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January 25, 2017

LIGO Discovered Gravitational Waves. Whats Next?

After making headlines in gravitational waves, LIGO wants an upgrade.

January 23, 2017

Faster Than Light: Four Pheno’mena That Beat The Cosmic Speed Limit

These four phenomena could beat light in a race.

September 29, 2016

Scientists Find A Weak Spot In HIV That May Pave the Way to a Vaccine

This is a milestone in our quest to eradicate HIV.

September 29, 2016

Steven Spielberg Backed Virtual Reality Company Raises $23 Million

An image from The Martian VR, a 20-minute experience inspired by the movie of the same name. The company co-founded by two-time Academy Award-winning director Robert Stromberg and entertainment...

September 29, 2016

Transparent Wood Will Be the Stuff That Future Houses Are Made Of

SHEER WOOD The optically transparent wood is a type of wood veneer that has had its lignin, a component of the cell walls, chemically removed. Lars Berglund, a professor at Wallenberg Wood Science...

September 29, 2016

The North Pole Is Moving, And Now We Know What’s Causing It—Us

The North Pole is moving towards London, and NASA scientists have finally worked out why

September 28, 2016

Scientists Just “Removed HIV from Human” Immune Cells Using “CRISPR” Gene-Editing

We've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.

September 27, 2016

The Ultimate “Collection” of Free Physics Videos

Black holes, quantum entanglement, and worlds with 11 dimensions - get to know the amazing physics that governs our universe.

September 27, 2016

Goodbye, Blood Tests. Electronic Noses Can Analyze Your Breath and Diagnose Diseases

Researchers are building an electronic nose that can accurately detect and distinguish chemicals in your breath, which could lead to earlier diagnosis of diseases and eventually replace blood tests. Beta testing is targeted early in 2018.

September 21, 2016
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