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Scientists have discovered the origins of the most mysterious particles in the universe

These so-called "cosmic messenger particles" are some of the highest energy particles known to science.<p>In the field of particle physics, one of the …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun

Jeez, get a grip, Sol!As the Sun ages and sheds mass, the gravitational pull it exerts on its planets weakens.…

Astronomy

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

"Quark Fusion" produces eight times more energy than nuclear fusion

Better Than Nuclear<p>To reduce the emissions fueling climate change and develop more efficient ways of generating energy, while focusing on the bottom …

Half Of The Missing Matter In The Universe Has Been Found

Now we just need to solve the mystery of dark matter.<p>Despite having a pretty good understanding of the universe there are still vast chunks of it …

Is This The Secret Behind the Mysterious Em Drive?

It’s the law. Newton’s third, specifically: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It’s the basis of existing space propulsion …

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst<p>Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists Just Discovered Our Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

It would have been a very different place.<p>New research shows that our Moon had an atmosphere 3 to 4 billion years ago.<p>It formed when volcanic …

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

A startup claims to have found a solution to stabilize nuclear fusion

Guiding Instability<p>Solar energy is revolutionizing how we power houses, cities, and even cars. The energy we get from the Sun, however, is just a …

It From Bit: Is The Universe A Cellular Automaton?

In the early 1970s, computer programmers around the world were entranced by the strange happenings taking place on their screens. Right before their eyes, they observed digital creatures emerging from the void, crawling around, propagating, gobbling each other up, and vanishing into nothingness. It …

Quantum Mechanics

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations — NOVA Next | PBS

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.<p>Scientists have been trying …

Quantum Mechanics

China Claims To Have Built A Version Of NASA's 'Impossible Engine' That Uses NO Fuel

For it to work it actually has to break the laws of physics.<p>The USSR-USA space race might be history, but China has confirmed that NASA still has …

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

Physicists devise new method for stabilizing next-gen fusion plasmas

Alfvén eigenmodes<p>Alfvén eigenmodes — unstable, wave-like disturbances produced by fusion reactions that move through plasma — pose a significant …

Does dark matter exist? Or is gravity wrong?

The answer lies billions of years in the past.<p><i>“Dark matter or invisible element?<br>You decide.” -</i>Toba Beta<p>When we look out at the luminous matter in the …

Astonishing geomagnetic spike hit the ancient kingdom of Judah

If this were to happen again today, the electrical grid could be a smoking ruin.<p>Earth's geomagnetic field wraps the planet in a protective layer of …

Archaeology

Astronomers discovered a rogue, wandering black hole hiding in our galaxy — and it's one of millions

Of the hundreds of millions (perhaps billions) of black holes scientists suspect are floating around in our galaxy, only about 60 have been found. The closest black hole that we know of is around 3,000 light-years away.<p>But astronomers believe they've spotted a rogue black hole hidden within a …

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 …

Scientists Find Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is – or once was – a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just …

Scientists record breach in magnetic field

<b>Scientists have recorded the events that unfolded after the Earth's magnetic shield was breached.</b><p>Openings in the planet's magnetic field are not uncommon, but it is rarer to get the opportunity to gather data while such an event is in progress.<p>A cosmic ray monitoring facility recorded a burst of …

Magnetism

A New Twist on Fusion Power Could Finally Create Limitless Clean Energy

Let's do this.<p>In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in …

Fusion power: Unlimited, free energy that harnesses the power of the Sun

Progress is coming and it will bring abundant, clean, safe energy with it.<p>Stewart Prager, <i>Princeton University</i> and Michael C. Zarnstorff, <i>Princeton</i> …

How Physics Falls Apart If The EMdrive Works

Imagine a rocket that works without fuel. You pump energy into it and away you go, but there’s no thrust coming out the other side, no exhaust, no waste product and no consumable fuel. It’s the ultimate defiance of Isaac Newton: claiming to have an action without an equal and opposite reaction. And …

Physics

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

Physics

The Physics Defying EmDrive Just Passed Peer Review. Here's What You Need to Know

A Contentious Technology<p>Documents were leaked earlier this month about NASA’s study of a proposed EmDrive. It generated the usual host of reactions, …