Stanford’s new lab could make particle accelerators 1,000 times smaller

Particle accelerators have proven vital to understanding subatomic physics, but current technology tends to make them... rather large. And Stanford is determined to address that. SLAC has started assembling a new location, FACET-II (Facility for Adva...

Earth’s radio signals may be protecting it from space radiation

The Earth's atmosphere bears precious little resemblance to what it looked like at the start of the Industrial Revolution. As radio technology has advanced and spread, the signals that transmitters produce -- specifically the Very Low Frequency (VLF)...

Student Proves that Giant Plasma Tubes Do Exist Above Earth


Big achievements in astronomy can also be made at young age. Twenty-something Australian student Cleo Loi devised a way to visualize the giant plasma tubes thought to exist in the earth...