Kirk Coley

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Caught on Camera: Ancient Greenland Sharks

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>The Greenland shark is one …

You thought quantum mechanics was confusing? Check out entangled time

Entanglement is the inability to describe two quantum systems or particles independently, after they have interacted.<p>In the summer of 1935, the …

Closer to a cure: CRISPR cuts HIV from its cellular hideout

Last year, researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh unveiled a proof-of-concept study that described how the CRISPR-Cas9 …

Here’s What We’d Need to Transform Wormholes Into Intergalactic Shortcuts

by Karla Lant May 3, 2017 Off World 6674<p>The Highly Unlikely Wormhole<p>Everyone likes a shortcut and a quick trip somewhere cool, which means that …

Understanding Where Our Elements Really Emerged From

An alternative theory to that of the Big Bang was proposed back in 1957 in a paper concerning stellar nucleosynthesis is known as B2FH, after the …

Particles

Global Superpowers Are Racing to Build a Base on the Moon

Today’s Race To Space<p>It seems that the modern age’s space race is here, and all sights are set on the Moon. But this time, the goal isn’t just to get …

NASA Wants to Return to the Moon for This Underground Reason

The agency wants the private sector's help in a possible push to advance space mining.<p>NASA’s primary objective for the next couple of decades is to …

Hubble's most galactically-amazing photo yet

This is roughly how our galaxy, the Milky Way, will look to the first human-spawned artificial intelligence ruminating on its existence in some massive intergalactic traveling spacecraft as it shifts its cameras backward to peer through millions of light years at its former home.<p>That's one of the …

NASA reveals creepy sounds of space in new recording

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been extremely busy these last few months during its mission to document the sights and sounds of Saturn.<p>Although the …

Quantum sampling problems, BosonSampling and quantum supremacy

1.<p>Preskill, J. Quantum computing and the entanglement frontier. Preprint at arXiv:1203.5813 (2012).<p>2.<p>Terhal, B. M. & DiVincenzo, D. P. Quantum …

Quantum Physics

Muons Bring New Physics within Reach

In the search for new physics, experiments based on high-energy collisions inside massive atom smashers are coming up empty-handed. So physicists are …

Study unravels long-held Fermi puzzle tied to nonlinear systems

In physics, the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou (FPUT) problem—which found that certain nonlinear systems do not disperse their energy, but rather return to …

Tissue Organization Field Theory

It’s been a while since I brought everyone up to date on the progress of my Ecological Development course, because I’ve been <i>busy</i>. So have the …

Move Over, Spintronics: Here Comes Magnonics to the Rescue of Electronics

New type of logic gate promises to completely replace electricity with magnetic spin waves for computation Photo: Spin+X/Applied Physics LettersAs we …

Quantum Computer Duel: Trapped Ion And Superconducting Devices Go Head-To-Head

Scientists and engineers attempting to build a scalable and efficient quantum computer normally go about it in one of the two ways — by trapping ions …

Astronomers Discover Massive Galaxy Found Dead, But What Killed it?

A massive galaxy (ZF-COSMOS-20115) that once had three times as many stars as the Milky Way has recently been discovered by astronomers. Experts say …

New Research Challenges What We Thought We Knew About the Big Bang

Gravity and Electromagnetism<p>New research from physicists at Louisiana State University (LSU) and Universidad de Valencia, Spain, may offer the answer …

Exchange Particles

Gluons are the exchange particles for the color force between quarks, analogous to the exchange of photons in the electromagnetic force between two …

Physics

Black Hole Imaged For First Time By Event Horizon Telescope

For decades, scientists have held that Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) reside at the center of larger galaxies. These reality-bending points in …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

Magnetism

Best of Last Week–First 'image' of dark matter web, why shoes come untied and a link between brain structure and anxiety

(ScienceX)—It was another good week for physics as an international team of researchers discovered strange forces acting on nanoparticles, which were …

Dynamo at moon's heart once powered magnetic field equal to Earth's

When the Apollo astronauts returned to Earth, they came bearing 380.96 kilograms (839.87 lb) of moon rocks. From the study of these samples, …

Bell correlations measured in half a million atoms

(Phys.org)—Physicists have demonstrated Bell correlations in the largest physical system to date—an ensemble of half a million atoms at an ultracold …

Quick Links

A few quick items:• I was very sorry to hear recently of the death of David Goss (obituary here), a mathematician specialist in function fields who was …

Frontiers Lecture: The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far

The fundamental laws of the universe are not what we think or perceive—they are weird, wild, and counterintuitive. We all experience the world in a …

Many tiny galaxies could host mammoth black holes

Little galaxies can pack a mighty punch. Astronomers detected and carefully weighed the black holes residing at the centres of a pair of extremely …

New insight into dark matter halos

Researchers used the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to find evidence that the dark matter halos surrounding galaxies and galaxy clusters have a discernible …

The Double-Slit Experiment Cracked Reality Wide Open

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps