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Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

The Amazing Camera Work Involved in the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

Seemingly the whole world stopped and watched the successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch a couple of weeks ago. Here's an inside look at the camera …

Falcon Heavy

New Hack Can Steal Data From Devices in Faraday Cages

Last year Wikileaks released documents detailing how attackers can compromise offline computers. This new study goes one step further, exposing the fallibility of Faraday cages<p>Many methods have failed in the effort to secure digital communications, but one has remained relatively reliable: Faraday …

Study uncovering multiple new, unusual bacterial immune defense mechanisms could pave the way toward new biotech tools

Until a decade ago, scientists were not aware that bacteria had complex immune systems - ones that could keep up with the pace of evolution in …

Neuroscientists have followed a thought as it moves through the brain

by Science Alert January 25, 2018 Hard Science 13218<p>Mike McRae<p>A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an …

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

by Kristin Houser January 6, 2018 Hard Science 41547<p>The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between …

Quantum Mechanics

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It

This is the future.<p>People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many …

New calculations may finally make fusion energy a reality

It’s well established that nuclear fusion — the reaction that powers our Sun — could be the key to unlocking clean, limitless energy here on …

No More Ransom: a clearinghouse for removing ransomware without paying

No More Ransom is a joint effort by Europol, the Dutch police, Kaspersky and McAfee to help people who've been compromised by ransomware get their …

Physicists just invented an essential component needed for quantum computers

by Science Alert December 18, 2017 Robots & Machines 5453<p>Mike McRae<p>In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their …

Breaking: Researchers Reveal First-Ever Complete Quantum Chip Architecture

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have revealed an architectural structure that solves some of the stability issues that are facing …

Quantum Computing

Possibility A New Quantum Physics

<b>Quantum physicists</b> picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory has relativity offered, during the mid- to late-twentieth …

Particles

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

The Navy made incredible photos to show present-day Pearl Harbor compared with the day of the attack

On December 7, 1941, the US naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, suffered a devastating attack from the air and sea.<p>The Japanese assault began around 8 a.m., resulting in the deaths of 2,403 Americans, numerous injuries, and the sinking of four battleships, and damage to many …

Supermassive black hole ‘could hold answers to how the universe began’

Astronomers have discovered the most distant supermassive black hole in our universe - and it could change our understanding of how it all began.<p>The …

Black Holes

‘Arrow of time’ reversed in quantum experiment

In quantum systems, heat can flow “backward,” from cold to hot.

Particles

There's a metal that conducts electricity but not heat

Vanadium Dioxide<p>In science, there exists a law known as the Wiedemann-Franz Law that states, simply, that most metals that are good conductors of …

The Subatomic Discovery That Physicists Considered Keeping Secret

A pair of physicists announced the discovery of a subatomic event so powerful that the researchers wondered if it was too dangerous to make …

Quarks

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

Entanglement is an inevitable feature of reality

(Phys.org)—Is entanglement really necessary for describing the physical world, or is it possible to have some post-quantum theory without …

This App Is Leading The Revolution in Free Access to Scientific Papers

Boycott the paywall.<p>A perfect storm of technology and the public's demand for knowledge are driving a surge towards open access (OA) science and …

Comment on CRISPR Targets Cancer in First Human Trial — What You Need to Know by Genetic Engineering Pt. II: Tools of the Trade | The Curious J: A science blog

[…] potential to target genes associated with cancer and Alzheimer’s, among other diseases. The first cancer-targeted CRISPR human trial has been …

New Paper Tries to Square Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity

New research from the University of British Columbia offers a theory to account for the universe’s constant growth rate. The goal is to resolve the …

Quantum Mechanics

Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

Getting rid of dark matter would be a big ordeal, so we talk to the man behind the theory.<p>The Universe is a strange place. Apart from the normal …

These New Quantum Materials Can Conduct Electricity at Nearly The Speed of Light

Beating graphene at its own game.<p>Physicists have been testing the properties of new 2D quantum materials that could usurp graphene as the 'wonder …

Science reveals what happens to your body and brain when you get drunk

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years. But while we have a general understanding of alcohol's effects — most people can recognize when one more drink is one too many — the specifics of what happens to your body as you get drunk are fairly complicated.<p>We've …

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

Crystals