Marek Porowski

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Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper explores the mysteries of the multiverse—but it’s not a big deal

Hawking’s posthumous paper is more like a ruminative twist on multiverse theory, but that's just fine.<p>Stephen Hawking’s death in March incited us all take a moment and think about the famed physicist’s impact on the scientific world, and the myriad ways his research affected the way we think about …

Physics

Our universe resides in the center of a black hole, this theory claims

Wormholes might very well be a key feature to our cosmos.<br>Read More

Time crystals: A new state of matter that outlasts the universe

IT’S LIKE something out of a bad dream. You’re stuck in a dance hall performing an interminable waltz. The hours go by and the dance continues. The …

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 …

This Is Why Our Universe Didn't Collapse Into A Black Hole

The Big Bang is one of the most counterintuitive ideas out there. If you think about taking all the matter and energy in the Universe, and starting it off in a tiny region of space, doesn’t it seem rather unlikely that it would expand at the exact rate needed to give us the Universe we see today? …

Physics

The Indian physicist who contested Stephen Hawking’s theory about black holes

In his long and spectacular career as the world’s most iconic physicist, Stephen Hawking wrote a lot about black holes. He discovered that they emit electromagnetic radiation (which later became known as Hawking Radiation) and proved theoretically that they could eventually disappear for good.<p>Then, …

Physics

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Nanotech

Passing through a black hole could open up a whole new future, but it would erase your past

It’s a controversial idea. But an enticing one. A new study has once again tackled the implications of a black hole’s event horizon — the point beyond which not even light can escape its gravitational pull.<p>This time, mathematicians have been crunching the numbers to determine if an object can cross …

Physicists Spot Evidence of 'Odderon' First Predicted in the 1970s

Scientists have uncovered some preliminary evidence for a nuclear physics effect first predicted back in the 1970s. The physics universe you’re about …

What Would You See As You Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes are some of the most perplexing objects in the entire Universe. Objects so dense, where gravitation is so strong, that nothing, not even light, can ever escape from it. Many physical black holes have been identified, from stellar-mass scale ones in our own galaxy to supermassive ones at …

Black Holes

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

The Brain

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you.

by Alexandra Ossola January 8, 2018 Robots & Machines 42421<p>The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the …

Quantum Computing

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

Want to boost your sex drive? Include these foods in your diet

Including these foods in your breakfast can help you in boosting your libido. Read to know more.<p>Factors such as stress, tiredness and diet can …

Breaking down Apple’s new augmented reality platform

A stepping stone, but a pretty cool one<p>Apple finally announced an augmented reality platform for developers yesterday, and it’s about time. ARKit, as the tool is called, lets app makers draw on detailed camera and sensor data to map digital objects into 3D space. This lets them move beyond simple …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Black Holes Might Cause Spaghettification

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Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

Researchers demonstrated violation of Bell's inequality on frequency-bin entangled photon pairs

Quantum entanglement, one of the most intriguing features of multi-particle quantum systems, has become a fundamental building block in both quantum …

39 science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels to read this April

Dystopic futures, Moon colonies, epic fantasies, and more<p>It’s a new month, which means there is another stack of books hitting bookstores to check out.<p>I recently finished John Scalzi’s <i>The Collapsing Empire</i>, and I had a lot of fun reading it. I’ve largely enjoyed the books that I’ve read from him, …

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Black Holes

This rogue black hole is flying through space, eating everything in its path

Supermassive black holes are one of the scariest, most destructive and utterly intimidating forces in the universe, but the good news is that they …

Theoretical Physicists Suggest There's a Portal Linking The Standard Model to Dark Physics

Um, what?<p>Theoretical physicists have put forward a new hypothesis that aims to connect the world of visible physics to the hidden forces of our …

Stephen Hawking's strange law of entropy is making atoms on Earth act like black holes

A bizarre discovery has revealed that cold helium atoms in lab conditions on Earth abide by the same law of entropy that governs the behaviour of …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

'Impossible' state of matter made of 'time crystals' has been created in a lab

A bizarre new state of matter, known as a time crystal, has been created in the lab for the first time. While some may associate the word ‘crystal’ …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Coldest Place In The Universe? NASA Wants To Create It On ISS With Future SpaceX Cargo Mission

In the relative vacuum of outer space, it is very, very cold but even the coldest known place in the universe is not the coldest it can theoretically …