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The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Last week, Perimeter Institute ran a feature where they asked 14 scientists what their favorite equation was, and why. There were many great answers from many different areas of research, from thermodynamics to pure mathematics. Many people went with fundamental equations, like the law of gravity, …

Physics

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

The Brain

Everything Worth Knowing About ... the Dark Universe

See the light on dark matter and dark energy.

Dark Matter

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There’s a hole at the heart of quantum physics.It’s a deep hole. Yet it’s not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by …

Quantum Mechanics

Black Hole Echoes Would Reveal Break With Einstein’s Theory

Gravitational waves have opened up new ways to test the properties of black holes — and Einstein’s theory of gravity along with them.<p>We all dream the …

Physics

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There's a hole at the heart of quantum physics.<p>It's a deep hole. Yet it's not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by any measure, astonishingly successful. It's the theory that underpins nearly all of modern technology, from the silicon chips buried in your phone to …

Quantum Mechanics

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may have only 10 to 20 years left before it disappears

Get a good look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm as we know it today is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took stunning photos of the Great Red Spot in July 2017 — the closest images we've ever gotten of the giant …

Astronomy

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

Scientists Have Created a Mini Gamma-Ray Burst in The Lab For The First Time

So cool!<p>Gamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the Universe – lasting no longer than seconds or …

Physics

Too Good To Be True? Carbon Capture 'Game Changer' Raises Hopes And Questions

A potential breakthrough technology is being tested in Houston—a new kind of natural-gas power plant that captures and reuses what normally goes up the smokestack: carbon dioxide, heat, and water.<p>If it works, NET Power’s natural-gas plant promises no carbon emissions and no water use—it <i>produces</i> …

Fossil Fuels

What are bosons and how did they get their name?

Festivities began today to commemorate the 125th birthday of the famous physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, who was born this day in 1894. Bose’s name was …

Physics

Dark Matter and Dark Energy Don’t Exist. New Theory Says the Universe Works Without Them

This could change everything we know about gravity and universal expansion.<br>Read More

Dark Matter

A probe detected a mysterious signal that physics can't explain

China’s Dark Matter Foray<p>Amidst seemingly endless advances in quantum physics and the hunt for dark matter by American and European scientists, China …

‘Arrow of time’ reversed in quantum experiment

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

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

Graphene

Hallucination Machine Gives Users Experience Of Trip Without Drugs

It's a psychedelic trip, without the psychedelics.<p>Scientists have created a machine that produces vivid hallucinations mimicking the powerful …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Hubble Space Telescope

New Theory Says That the Past is Influenced by the Future

A new study in quantum theory, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, is proposing that causation can run backward through …

Scientists Teleport A Photon From Earth To Orbit For The First Time

This is literally making our brain hurt.<p>In what is a world first, scientists have managed to teleport an object from Earth to orbit using a process …

Quantum Mechanics

A New Quantum Theory Predicts That the Future Could Be Influencing the Past

Quantum physics has spawned its share of strange ideas and hard-to-grasp concepts - from Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to the adventures …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Quantum Mechanics

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

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 …

Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's How Big A Massive Black Hole Can Actually Get

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Martin Silvertant.<p>As the size of a black hole defined by the Schwarzschild radius relates to …

Comments of the Week #161: From the Big Crunch to cracking the Standard Model

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore RooseveltIt’s been an …

Quarks

New Measurement Technique Puts Elusive Virtual Particles in Relief

It turns out that measuring nothing is pretty hard.<p>A pair of Japanese physicists has developed a new method for probing the peculiar particle fizz that we generally know as vacuum energy, or the built-in energy of empty space. The technique measures a vacuum effect known as Delbrück scattering and …

Physics