Jacob Granfelt

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Time Might Only Exist in Your Head, Say Physicists

Universal time doesn’t add up.<p>Out of all the pressures we face in our everyday lives, there’s no denying that the nature of time has the most …

Physics

Australian scientists just froze light like Kylo Ren from Star Wars

The research team's experiment — which created a light trap by shining infrared lasers into ultra-cold atomic vapour — was inspired by Everett's …

Quantum Physics

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Physics

The 71 Most Highly Anticipated Movies At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

So many exciting movies at this year’s Park City–set independent film festival, which is happening now. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.<p><b>1. The Birth of a Nation</b> (U.S. Dramatic Competition)<p><b>Starring:</b> Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, and Mark …

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical—and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy—has been …

Physics

Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty

Prof Stephen Hawking said the biggest threats to planet Earth were of our own making, including nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses<p>Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that a disaster on Earth within the next thousand or ten thousand years is a ‘near certainty'.<p>The …

Britney Spears's Guide to Physics Is Still the Best Science Website From 1999

Its creator says, “It will probably be the only thing people remember about me.”<p>At the dawn of the millennium, something beautiful and weird emerged from the era's cultural detritus and made it onto the then-burgeoning internet: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics, found via the …

Britney Spears

Professor Stephen Hawking: 13 of his most inspirational quotes - Telegraph

Turns Out This Ancient Stomach Bug Was Also a Feature

The bacteria known as H. pylori are depicted by the CDC as a terrifying and fast-spreading germ. A 1998 fact sheet says that infection causes ulcers …

Why Cosmic Inflation's Last Great Prediction May Fail

One of the greatest scientific achievements of the early 20th century was the discovery of the expanding Universe: that as time goes on, distant galaxies are receding from us, as the space between us expands according to Einstein’s General Relativity. In the mid-20th century, a great idea was put …

The Rover review – 'an honourable misfire' of a dystopian drama

I confess I've never visited Australia. I realise this may be a massive oversight on my part, but if I ever come to regret it, it won't be because of the movies. I can think of barely a handful of films that make that country look like a charming and delightful place to live – and any number that …

The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

Everyone points to the Wright Brothers as the inventors of human flight. But centuries earlier, it was Leonardo da Vinci who imagined human flight, recognizing how birds used concepts like lift and wing shape to glide high above us.<p>Now scientists have uncovered new details about the man you might …