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March 5, 2014

The agency is currently testing two technologies borrowed from the realm of science fiction. If they prove successful, humankind could go farther than before with much less fuel. »

February 24, 2014

In 1964, a physicist came up with an experiment to settle a three-decade old debate centered on one question: is quantum mechanics a valid theory of the world? If an announcement from MIT is anything to go by, we may finally have one of the last pieces of this puzzle. »

February 21, 2014

Prof. Dhiraj Bora, Director, Institute for Plasma Research, Gujarat, explains what a fusion reaction is, what conditions it manifests in, and what hurdles scientists face in achieving it. »

February 13, 2014

The National Ignition Facility, USA, has breached an important milestone on the road to achieving sustainable nuclear fusion. On the other hand, it is a partial achievement because it hasn't got everything right yet. »

February 8, 2014

Two precision studies of the remnants of the Big Bang are almost in agreement about what they have found... almost. »

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