New carbon foam can detect neutrons emitted by radioactive material

Giving a boost to vital security initiatives, a team of researchers have successfully shown that boron-coated vitreous carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive material.

NASA discovers fast neutrons emitting from Sun`s outer layer

NASA`s MESSENGER spacecraft has discovered part of the outer layer of the Sun that is sending out modestly energetic subatomic particles called fast neutrons, which flowed past Mercury into space.

New microscope uses neutrons to create hi-res images

MIT and NASA researchers have devised a new microscope that uses neutrons - subatomic particles with no electrical charge - instead of beams of light or electrons to create high-resolution images.

Tiny particle may decide our universe`s fate

The universe may end in another 10 billion years or sooner if the heaviest of all the known elementary particles - the top quark - is even heavier than previously thought, scientists say.