Andreas Gehrmann

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A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

McCain faces his greatest battle

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he's facing his toughest battle.<p>The Arizona Republican senator has often seemed indestructible, despite the best efforts of his Vietnam War jailers, an earlier bout with melanoma and a list of honorable political defeats. And now he …

Mccain

Researchers Design New Modular Quantum Computer

The new design has a number of technologies that simply how you make a quantum computer.<p>Quantum computers are the future of computing, but right now they can't do a whole lot. One group of researchers is trying to change that. Scientists from the University of Sussex have designed a blueprint for a …

Quantum phase transition observed for the first time

A group of scientists led by Johannes Fink from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) reported the first experimental …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid.<p>Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an …

F. Duncan Haldane on quantum computers, entanglement and proving Einstein wrong

The British professor of physics at Princeton University won the Nobel Prize in Physics last year. But as he tells DW, he's far more interested in …

Quantum Physics

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

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3tags.org is coming soon

Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google<p>Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.<p>Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he …

Auctions

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Dark Matter

Quantum correlations do not imply instant causation

A research team led by a Heriot-Watt scientist has shown that the universe is even weirder than had previously been thought.<p>In 2015 the universe was …

Scientist have discovered that these marine animals likely mourn their dead

The study identified mammals that clung to the bodies of dead compatriots, and kept vigil over a dead companion.<p>Although they can't determine for sure the cause behind this behavior, the most likely explanation the researchers came to? The animals are grieving.<p>"The present study helps to …

Marine Mammals

Forget the Big Bang, our universe may have formed from a Big Bounce

The universe is in a constant state of expansion and the general consensus is that this began as a ‘Big Bang’ – the universe bursting into existence …

Humans Have A Magnetic Sixth Sense, Says Researcher

Everyone knows birds navigate using magnetoreception, finding their way over huge distances by aligning themselves with Earth’s magnetic field as …

Hundreds of Genes Spring to Life Up to 4 Days After Death, Scientists Find

Wha??<p>When a person's heart and brain have stopped ticking, and their respiratory and circulatory systems grind to a halt, it’s time to declare death. …

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Physics

Physicists Are Using This New Algorithm to Take The First-Ever Image of a Black Hole

Yes!!<p>If you Google image search "black hole", you’re going to be swimming in incredibly beautiful, shocking, and awe-inspiring images that only hint …

Black Holes

Gravitational Waves Could Reveal a Stringy Universe, Say Physicists

Time to brush up on your string theory.<p>Back in February, physicists gave us one of the most exciting scientific discoveries of the century - the …

This Crazy 'Einstein Ring' Has Just Been Discovered 10,000 Million Light-Years From Earth

Optical illusions in deep space.<p>Originally predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity, an Einstein ring is one of the rarest and most …

King Tut's Knife Was Made From A Meteorite

This discovery is out of this world.<p>Scientists say an iron knife buried with King Tut is truly out of this world.<p>The knife was made with iron that came from a meteorite, according to an article in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science published online last month.<p>The dagger in question was …

Archaeology

Just what sustains Earth's magnetic field anyway?

Earth's magnetic field shields us from deadly cosmic radiation, and without it, life as we know it could not exist here. The motion of liquid iron in …