Surf's up at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California.
The accelerator will take pictures of nanotechnology too small to see otherwise.
Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek
For one thing, there would be a glut of aspiring cinematographers and sound designers.
Sure, the Large Hadron Collider has another two decades of cutting-edge science left in it, but physicists are already designing the high energy experiments of the future.
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
A long-forgotten physics paper holds the secret
The planet has limited resources of several important elements, many of which can do what no other element can. Here's what's left of the periodic table, and what would happen if we run out
Multi-terawatt lasers make acceleration possible on a scale of inches instead of miles
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
Spotting fake wine with an atom smasher, and growing perfect grapes
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
In the fight against cancer, atomic physicists call in the big guns
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
Suddenly the U.S. isn't the center of the physics universe. The answer: build the International Linear Colliderâ€”one of the most powerful (and expensive) pieces of equipment on Earth
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
According to the laws of physics, the world should not exist. To explain why we're here, scientists are recreating the universe's fiery beginnings by pitting matter against antimatter and watching them annihilate.
The most complex machines ever built don't just hunt for obscure subatomic bits