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The Physics of How Your Earphone Jack Works (Just in Time to Say Goodbye)

It doesn't matter if you call it an earphone or headphone jack—it's still on just about every smartphone. With rumors that Apple will kill the the …

The enigma machine takes a quantum leap

6-Sep-2016<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester have moved beyond the theoretical in demonstrating that an unbreakable encrypted message can be …

Are Aliens Talking To Us?

On Aug. 15, the news broke that a Russian radio telescope detected strong signals from outer space.<p>The signals allegedly originated from a star 95 light-years from Earth. Just to clarify, this means that the signal would have left the star or, potentially, an orbiting planet, 95 years ago. Radio …

10 Bizarre Products Clearly Designed By Psychopaths

The world is full of garbage. Whether you're an environmentalist, a shopper in a big-box store, or navigating your way through an internet that tries …

Relax, it'll be 1,500 years before aliens contact us

If you're expecting to hear from aliens from across the universe, it could be a while.<p>Deconstructing the Fermi paradox and pairing it with the …

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Image: Hubble uncovers a mysterious dwarf galaxy

The drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as UGC 4879. UGC 4879 is an irregular dwarf galaxy—as the name suggests, …

” The Bionic Leaf ” Mimics The Photosynthesis and Converts Solar Energy Into Chemical Energy or Liquid Fuel

Innovation in science hits us as researchers from Harvard University have created what they are calling the ‘bionic leaf.‘ This amazing invention is …

Israel's new 'RoBattle' bot is built with swappable modules that change its abilities

Although it tends look to the sky, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) came back down to Earth to develop RoBattle, an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that may soon be tasked with the type of risky missions typically assigned to foot soldiers.<p>IAI's UGV is built to be maneuverable, dynamic, and tough. …

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

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 …

Something Even Bigger Than the Space Shuttle Will Clog L.A. Streets in Spring

An unused, disposable external tank intended for use as the fuel source for the ill-fated shuttle Columbia will be the first such NASA equipment on …

Physicists find extreme violation of local realism in quantum hypergraph states

In the new study, the physicists discovered that quantum hypergraph states have perfect correlations that are highly nonlocal. As the scientists …

Astronomers just saw farther back in time than they ever have before

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>To look through the lens of a telescope is to peer back in time.<p>The light we view through it has spent hundreds, millions, even billions of years crossing the vastness of space to reach us, carrying with it images of things …

Hubble Space Telescope

These Secret Netflix Codes Can Reveal Tons of Hidden Categories

Netflix has tons of great content, but it can be hard to find it all if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The site’s algorithms show you what …

Alien Messages From Another Universe? The Strange Physics Of Cyclic Cosmology

The big bang is the preeminent theory of modern cosmology. The model is strongly supported by evidence. But if the big bang caused the Universe, what caused the big bang? Everything from God to nothing has been proposed as an answer, but there are some who think our Universe could have formed from …

China to build a particle collider​ twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider

China is planning to enter the Europe- and US-dominated world of experimental physics with (wait for it …) a bang. It has formally announced that it …

This tiny chip could charge your iPhone much faster

A professor in Singapore has invented a tiny chip that he claims could speed up how quickly batteries charge — while also making them safer.<p>Rachid Yazami at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has developed a chip that will monitor potential faults in batteries and alert the user if …

U.S. Air Force increases the risk of nuclear war by testing gravity bomb in Nevada

The U.S. Air Force has successfully tested a B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb for the third time in the Nevada desert, thereby making the world a little …

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests.<p>At that speed, 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies, a high-definition film could be downloaded in a matter of seconds.<p>In a pilot scheme carried of by Estonian start-up …

In 20 million years, humans could watch Mars get its own Saturn-like ring

If the future pans out as Elon Musk imagines, some day humans on Mars could get to watch a spectacular phenomenon. Over the period of days or weeks—some 20 million years from now—they could see Mars’s gravity tear apart Phobos, its largest moon, and form the remaining fragments into a floating ring.<p>…

The hunt for Albert Einstein's missing waves

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1209000/1209340_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1536436927_4fd11e5e0b424c2fa5d27e0187bb8817<p><b>In the Italian countryside, not far from Pisa, a vast experiment is about to be switched on.</b><p>If it's a success, one of Albert Einstein's …

Physics

The Physics Of Non-Newtonian Goo Could Save Astronauts' Lives

Understanding its mechanism will help researchers create better space suits and even concussion preventing helmets<p>There’s an experiment you may have done in high school: When you mix cornstarch with water—a concoction colloquially called oobleck—and give it a stir, it acts like a liquid. But scrape …

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

Equations

Scientists Reveal The Secret To Create Long-Lasting Memories

Have you ever struggled with a missing memory you’d like to recall but can’t seem to–the title of a book or name of an actor, for example?<p>Memory …

Alzheimer's Disease

10 stunning space missions you've never heard of

Introduction<p>2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Dark Matter

Going interstellar: Space start-ups that will shape the future

Space was once a byword for fantasy and wonder, but it has been firmly bought down to earth.

Space

China Displays New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter

China’s first indigenously developed fifth-generation fighter jet had its international debut at this year’s Dubai Air Show, <i>China Military Online</i> …

Aviation

18 Secrets About Being An Astronaut That NASA Won't Tell You

Space Science