LHC finds 'interesting effects'

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider say they are getting some fascinating early results as they get set to probe new areas of physics.

LHC smashes beam collision record

The Large Hadron Collider doubles its rate of particle collisions, paving the way for a new phase of operation.

Large Hadron Collider smashes protons, sets record

The Large Hadron Collider has had a smashing success, bringing together twin beams of protons to create a record-shattering atom smashup.

The Rosetta odyssey

In the 19th century the discovery of the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Today, 21st century scientists are hoping that The Rosetta Mission will unlock space secrets; give us information about comets for example, their origins and their influence in space.

Every black hole contains another universe?

And, like cosmic Russian dolls, our universe maybe nested inside a black hole in another universe, a new study says.

The top 8 future-tech stories of 2010

What will the future bring? We got a taste of what's to come in 2010. Join PCWorld's GeekTech blog as we take a look back at some of the hottest new tech of the past year.

Better control of building blocks for quantum computer

Scientists in the Netherlands have succeeded in controlling the building blocks of a future super-fast quantum computer. They are now able to manipulate these building blocks (qubits) with electrical rather than magnetic fields, as has been the common practice up till now. They have also been able to embed these qubits into semiconductor nanowires.

Beauty of future airplanes is more than skin deep

A NASA research effort to visualize future passenger airplanes produces ideas dominated by familiar shapes but inspired by surprises underneath.