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Everything We Know About Physics in One Neat Infographic

If you've ever wondered which part of physics covers which part of space, fret no more. Here is an awesome map that lays it all out.<br>Read More

Physics

SpaceX just launched its 14th orbital rocket of 2017 | Ars Technica

Company remains on pace for 20 launches this year, smashing previous records.<p><b>8:45am ET Monday update</b>: Under dark skies, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket …

Space Travel

Google just revealed how they'll build quantum computers

Next Stop: Quantum Supremacy<p>Quantum computing: it’s the brass ring in the computing world, giving the ability to exponentially outperform and …

NASA Will Be Streaming Video During Cassini's Death Plunge - Here's How to Watch

Not long to go.<p>If you could magically teleport across the solar system, Saturn would be a great place to swing by on Friday morning.<p>Hovering above …

Astronomy

A New Large Hadron Collider Discovery Adds Strangeness to the Already Strange

With so many mystifying discoveries in physics as of late, like finding brand new particles and a negative effect mass fluid, the newest data from …

We're Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void

If you went to give our cosmic address, you might tell someone that we lived on planet Earth, orbiting our Sun, on the outskirts of a spur of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, in the second largest galaxy in our local group, about 50 million light years from the Virgo Cluster, embedded within the …

American Astronomical Society

Electrons Have Been Caught Disappearing And Reappearing Between Atomic Layers

Quantum ghosts.<p>Scientist have spotted a strange type of quantum movement occurring in electrons travelling between the atomic layers of a …

The Mind-Bending Mathematics Behind Quantum Computers

And if you've had your coffee, maybe you can even understand half of it.<p>Quantum computing is a lot to wrap your mind around. To put things very simply (as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did recently, with surprising eloquence) regular computers are made up of bits—ones and zeros—which are …

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …

Dark Matter

The mystical poet who can help you lead a better life

The 14th-Century Persian poet Hafiz’s work is not just very beautiful – it is useful too. Hafiz can teach us how to get the most out of our lives, writes Daniel Ladinsky.<p>Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) is one of the most beloved poets of the Persians, and is considered by many – from …

Spirituality

6 new mysterious radio signals have been detected coming from the same region outside our galaxy

Back in March, scientists detected 10 powerful bursts of radio signals coming from the same location in space. And now researchers have just picked up six more of the signals seemingly emanating from the same region, far beyond our Milky Way.<p>These fast radio bursts (FRB) are some of the most …

McGill University

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

Physics

Could Dark Matter Be Powering The EMdrive?

For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. This formulation of Newton’s third law has two very important modern consequences: one, that there’s a physical quantity that’s always conserved in the Universe (momentum), and two, that the laws of physics are the same irrespective of your …

Physics

Scientists measure the smallest increment of time ever recorded

The breakthrough will allow for stunning time lapses that reveal the behavior of electrons.<p>How many times can you cut increments of time in half …

Chemistry

Leaked NASA Paper Shows The 'Impossible' EM Drive Really Does Work

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?<p>The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the …

Space Travel

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Quantum Mechanics

The Universe Might Have a Delete Button - And It Could Destroy Physics as We Know It

Eep.<p>Here’s something to think about - physicists have proposed that the Universe could have a 'self destruct' mechanism, whereby everything in …

Physics

Think of a spear being thrown. At first, it is not in motion, but then the thrower's arm provides an impetus which accelerates it (our vocabulary, …

This India-Born MIT Scientist Has Cracked A 150-Year-Old Problem On Radio Waves

A 28-year-old Indian-origin MIT scientist has won a prestigious award for his research on radio waves, solving a problem that had stumped scientists …

Engineering

A Physicist Has Created a Lab-Sized "Black Hole"

The experiment's results may finally prove that Hawking radiation exists.<p>Black holes swallow up everything, and nothing escapes. This property, the most iconic characteristic of these mysterious space phenomena, had its first major challenge this week when Techonion professor Jeff Steinhauer posted …

Physics

This Mind-Bending 3D Map Of The Universe Includes The Dark Matter We Can’t See

Today’s explorers are charting 1.2 million galaxies and the acoustic waves formed at the beginning of time.<p>Scientists have put together a map of the universe, a 3D behemoth representing 650 billion cubic light years, home to 1.2 million galaxies. But of course, being scientists, they didn’t send …

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By Frozen Neutrinos?

When the Universe began from its hot, dense, rapidly expanding state — from the Big Bang — there was no way of knowing it would have turned out this way. The Universe could have recollapsed almost immediately, or it could have rapidly expanded away into oblivion before a single atom formed. …

Dark Matter

Giant spacecraft arrives at Jupiter on July 4

<b>(CNN) —</b> A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft as wide as a basketball court will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 to study the giant planet and to take the highest-resolution images of Jupiter in history.<p>NASA's robotic Juno probe is carrying seven science instruments designed to help scientists figure …

Astronomy

How Consciousness Solves The Puzzle Of Life

With so much knowledge floating around, you can easily lose the forest for the trees. Without a fundamental understanding of the big picture, the pieces can make very little sense and even seem absurd. This is true particularly in the case of spirituality. For example, the idea that God is …

You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

Science can’t totally explain consciousness, and it never will

There are several major scientific theories that attempt to explain how exactly how our brains have consciousness. But all of them, argues Lisa Miracchi, an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, have the effect of reducing consciousness to neural processes.<p>While some …

Consciousness

The Future of Information: The Rise of Cognitive

The Digital Revolution is heralding the third significant era in the history of computer technology: the Cognitive Era.The first era, the Tabulating …

Cognitive Computing