| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:29 AM
Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing a new energy efficient and environmentally friendly light source, the LED, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:51 AM
An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs.
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
For a film that received two documentary prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, "20,000 Days on Earth" is very honest about how fake it is. Or rather, the film acknowledges that through a series of constructed scenarios and encounters it is able to...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Two students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg are among 12 U.S. undergraduates chosen for a prestigious summer research program in Europe at the world’s largest particle physics lab.
Rachel Hyneman of Springfield, Va., and Will...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:45 AM
It was the biggest experiment in the history of physics, a $10-billion project to find a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson.
An army of scientists and engineers spent nearly 30 years designing and building the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The United States should devote about $1 billion to build a neutrino experiment that would make the country a major center for particle physics on the world stage, according to a panel of experts – a plan that would involve building a high-power...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:03 PM
The lyrical scenes depicted during Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' typically overwhelming set of rock 'n' roll Saturday night flooded the newly resurrected United Artists Theater in downtown Los Angeles with the kind of drama for which the space was first...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Arriving to talk over coffee at Lamill in Silver Lake, Jim Parsons shows up dressed casually in jeans and a polo shirt, no hovering entourage in sight — hardly what you'd expect of someone recently honored with two Emmy nominations. The 41-year-...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Two of the neatest features I expected from Apple's new iOS 8 operating system for its mobile devices involve that old disrespected function, voice calling on the phone.
One enables Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone -- the device can connect for voice calls,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The film “20,000 Days On Earth” is that rare thing, a movie that is hard to classify. Even describing it is difficult to do.
Screening as part of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance, it is a document of the recording of Nick...