Last year, a massive, 17-tonne, 52-foot wide electromagnet was successfully shipped from Long Island to Illinois. This week, it hit another milestone: It was successfully chilled to absolute zero temps after 10 years’ inactivity. Read More >>
So far, the most practical use man has found for ferrofluid is as gorgeous eye candy. And that’s totally OK, because how else would have Nike realised this slick animated display for its new Kevin Durant trainers? Read More >>
The tiny self-folding robot will destroy itself when it finishes its assigned job, It can even go through its entire circle of life without the need for cable tethers or wires of any kind. Read More >>
When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners reach the end of their lifetime, hospitals have to deal with a large piece of electronic waste, stuffed with potentially dangerous parts. Unless a physics lab can make use of them. Read more >>
There are only so many smartphones you can watch being torn to shreds before the 'Will it Blend?' novelty wears off. But to celebrate the birth of his 40th grandkid, Tom Dickson tosses a mountain of magnetic Buckyballs into the blades and the results are as spectacular as they are incredibly dangerous to try at home. Seriously, don't try this at home.