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Scientists Are Getting Closer to Understanding Where All the Antimatter Has Gone

You and me, we’re matter. Everyone you know is matter. Everything on Earth, spare a few particles, is matter. Most of the things in space are matter. …

Physics

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

What is Binding Energy?

Have you ever taken a look at a piece of firewood and said to yourself, “gee, I wonder how much energy it would take to split that thing apart”? …

Physics

MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy

Scientists create the highest plasma pressure ever recorded with the Alcator C-Mod reactor in a breakthrough for clean energy technology<p>A nuclear fusion world record has been set in the US, marking another step on the long road towards the unlocking of limitless clean energy.<p>A team at the …

Energy

Are you smart enough to understand this physicist explain string theory?

Renowned theoretical physicist, Brian Greene, explains string theory as if he's talking to a graduate student of physics and then he boils it down for the rest of us.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series …

Physics

New switch decides between genome repair, death of cells

The genetic information of every cell is encoded in the sequence of the DNA double helix. Double strand breaks in the DNA, which can be induced by …

No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

It’s cold and lonely and empty and unsatisfying. It’s also worth your time.<p>At Recode’s annual Code Conference in June, venture capitalist Elon Musk made the provocative argument that reality is not reality at all, but a massive simulation built on top of some other reality.<p>“There’s a billion-to-one …

No Man's Sky

How to add 200GB to your Macbook, minus the bulk

We live in a time of self-driving cars and video-recording drones. So it seems a bit primitive that we're still augmenting our computer storage with USB drives. The Nifty MiniDrive offers a better storage solution for Macbook owners, and it's just $33.99—the lowest price on the web—for a limited …

Where Does The Mass Of A Proton Come From?

If you were to divide the particles that made up your body into smaller and smaller bits, you’d find that at every step along the way — at least in terms of mass — the whole was equal to the sum of its parts. If you broke your body down into its individual bones, fat and organs, they would add up …

Physics

The Race for Quantum Levitation

Imagine how fast race cars would be if there was no rolling resistance with wheels against the pavement? The speed and maneuverability would be …

3tags.org

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

Death Spiral: 4th Phase of Life May Signal the End Is Near

Biologists separate life into three phases: development, aging and late life. But a growing body of research now suggests that there is a fourth …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Physics

Have Scientists Found the Cure for Aging?

Imagine if you could slow the aging process by taking a pill. Wouldn't that be awesome? This fantasy isn't part of some utopian future; it's happening now. Meet nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), which is about to be tested in clinical trials.<p>NMN has been found to slow the aging process in mice, …

Physicists Just Quantum Entangled 10 Photon Pairs And Set a New World Record

Nailed it!<p>Once derided by Einstein himself as "spooky action at a distance", quantum entanglement is a strange phenomenon where two quantum particles …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists confirm reprogrammed adult stem cells identical to embryonic stem cells

Researchers from the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Research Institute of Physical Chemical Medicine and Moscow Institute of Physics and …

Stem Cells

3tags.org

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

It’s December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows …

Physics

Quantum black hole study opens bridge to another universe

Singularities, such as the infinitely strong crushing forces at the center of a black hole, in a physical theory are bad. What they tell you is that …

3tags.org

Scientists confirm DNA holds a second layer of information

Everything that makes you <i>you</i> is in your DNA, but a long-time hypothesis suggests that you're not just a product of the genetic code itself, but also …

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

Why Aging Isn’t Inevitable - Issue 36: Aging

Humans age gradually, but some animals do all their aging in a rush at the end of life, while others don’t age at all, and a few can even age …

Biology

Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology - Issue 36: Aging

The inside of every cell in our body is like a crowded city, filled with tracks, transports, libraries, factories, power plants, and garbage disposal …

Atoms

These Are the Genes Behind Healthy Aging

Most studies about disease focus on people who are sick, since people with a disease are very likely to show whatever genetic or other biological …

Genetics

Animated Virtual Trading Cards That Show Off the Fascinating Molecular Structure of Individual Viruses

Eleanor Lutz, the self-described designer with a molecular biology degree, has come up with another brilliantly creative idea. For this project she …

Biology

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Neuroscience

No iOS storage, no problem with the PhotoFast CR-8800 iOS microSD card reader

So, it might seem with my last two posts that I may be running out of storage on my iOS devices. This is not exactly true, the fact is I just happen …