Kavli News

09/12/2013

Voyager 1 is now in the interstellar medium, according to a paper to be published in Science (September 13, 2013).

09/12/2013

At just a molecule thick, it’s a new record: The world’s thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany’s University of Ulm, is recorded for posterity in the Guinness Book of World Records.

09/02/2013

Tonight, as the sun sinks below the horizon, the world’s most powerful digital camera will once again turn its gleaming eye skyward. Tonight, and for hundreds of nights over the next five years, a team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe...

09/02/2013

For years, scientists have observed that the black hole at the center of our galaxy has a surprisingly small appetite...

08/30/2013

New Kavli Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to explore the basic science of how to capture and channel energy on the molecular or nanoscale.

08/29/2013

In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it’s the “Morning” prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker.

08/28/2013

One of the many counterintuitive and bizarre insights of quantum mechanics is that even in a vacuum—what many of us think of as an empty void—all is not completely still. Low levels of noise, known as quantum fluctuations, are always present.

08/21/2013

In the time it takes you to complete a single workday, a small fireball of a planet 700 light-years away has already completed an entire year.

07/13/2013

Just an atom thick, 200 times stronger than steel and a near-perfect conductor, graphene’s future in electronics is all but certain. But to make this carbon supermaterial useful, it needs to be a semiconductor...

05/15/2013

Responding to President Barack Obama’s “grand challenge” the University of California, San Diego has established the Center for Brain Activity Mapping (CBAM).

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