One hundred years since Einstein proposed gravitational waves as part of his general theory of relativity, an 11-year search performed with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)’s Parkes telescope has failed to detect them, casting doubt on our understanding of galaxies and black holes. For scientists gravitational waves exert a powerful appeal, as… Read more

There is an up-and-coming set of technologies that uses the strange properties of atomic particles predicted by the theory of quantum mechanics, which is the physics of the very small stuff. This technology promises to bring us computers that are faster than all the machines we have ever produced before put together, as well as… Read more