Strong laser pulses convert glass into metal
Strong laser pulses convert glass into metal

In what could change the future of electronics, scientists have been able to make the properties of glass behave like a metal using ultra-short laser pulses.

How pulsars attain their speed jumps

A team of astronomers from the University of Amsterdam has discovered that sudden speed jumps in the rotational velocity of pulsars have a minimum size, and that they are caused not by the unpinning and displacement of just one sub-surface superfluid vortex, but by billions.

Fast-moving pulsar firing record-breaking jet spotted

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has spotted a fast-moving pulsar escaping from a supernova remnant while spewing out a record-breaking jet of high-energy particles.

Super-telescope LOFAR finds two new pulsars

The radio telescope LOFAR has found two new pulsars - fast-spinning neutron stars, which are remnants of massive supernova explosions.

200,000 private PCs help unearth 24 pulsars

Scientists have used a computer cloud, with computing power of 200,000 private PCs, to discover 24 pulsars - stellar remnants with extreme physical properties.

Pulsars act like GPS for tracking space probes

Slight deviations of pulsars - small spinning stars delivering regular `blips` of radio waves - from the expected arrival times can give information to very precisely determine the position of our telescopes.

Pulsars can help detect gravitational waves

Pulsars are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe.

Planet made of diamond discovered

A planet orbiting a small fast spinning star is likely to be made of diamond.

Scientists discover `dramatic flares`

Scientists have discovered dramatic flares and bursts of energy emanating from a rotating pulsar.