Mike Winn

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A cosmic sense of scale

This animation gives a sense of the awe-inspiring scale of some of the known objects in our universe. It is difficult for human minds to comprehend …

A Physicist Has Calculated The Best Place to Put Your Router

It's time to get serious about your wifi signal.<p>Forget the trial and error - mathematics has proved where the best spot to place your router …

Ask Ethan: How Big Will The Universe Get?

Our Universe, as we observe it today, is a vast, enormous place, full of stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and vast cosmic voids in between them. As time goes on, gravitation will continue to pull these large concentrations of matter towards one another, but the expansion of the Universe works …

Dark Matter

European Physicists Just Tested Quantum Entanglement in Massive Atom Clouds

Three separate teams all achieved the same result.<p>From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum …

The Gaia satellite gave us a new star map that is out of this world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spring is upon us -- the season when young lovers sit together under the clear night sky. It's not hard to imagine a young man expressing his feelings by declaring that he will love his companion "for as many days as there are stars in the sky."<p>That would be a romantic thing to say, to be …

Universe

The Exoplanets Most Likely to Harbor Life - ExtremeTech

By on April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s hard to remember now, but …

Fossil teeth reveal new facts about a mass extinction 260 million years ago

Around 260 million years, the earth was dominated by mammal like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, …

Team aims to use new NASA telescope to capture light from the first stars to be born in the universe

Which raises a point. While the Webb Space Telescope will be a technical marvel, it will not have a long operational lifetime like the Hubble Space …

ESA space probe Gaia surveys 1.69 billion new stars with high precision

The space probe Gaia has been surveying our Milky Way for four years. Now, ESA officials have presented the most complete star catalog ever …

Hubble's Greatest Discoveries Weren't Planned; They Were Surprises

It was already 28 years ago that the Hubble Space Telescope was launched and deployed in low-Earth orbit, where it remains today. Outfitted with a 2.4 meter mirror, a slew of instruments designed for viewing stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies, Hubble became humanity’s first civilization-class …

Universe

Discovery of the neural circuit for fear conditioning of fish

Animals are often noted sensing signs of danger and reacting. A simple form of this phenomenon is called fear conditioning, which is a type of …

You Are Here: Scientists Unveil Precise Map Of More Than A Billion Stars

Wednesday was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy.<p>A European Space Agency mission called Gaia just released a long-awaited treasure trove of data: precise measurements of 1.7 billion stars.<p>It's unprecedented for …

Universe

Gold nanoparticle-mediated laser stimulation induces a complex stress response in neuronal cells

Article |<p>Open | Published: 25 April 2018<p>Sonja Johannsmeier,<br>• Patrick Heeger,<br>• Mitsuhiro Terakawa,<br>• Stefan Kalies,<br>• Alexander Heisterkamp,<br>• Tammo Ripken &<br>• Dag …

Google Scholar

'Broken heart syndrome' is real, according to a cardiologist

In what may be the saddest news, it turns out you can die of a broken heart.<p>If you’ve ever gone through a heartbreak, you’ll remember the pain and …

Top 100 in Physics

Collection<p>Collection home<br>• 1-25<br>• 26-50<br>• 51-75<br>• 76-100<p>Explore our most highly accessed physics articles in 2017. Featuring authors from around the World, …

This 11,000-year-old statue unearthed in Siberia may reveal ancient views of taboos and demons

In 1894, gold prospectors digging up a peat bog near the Russian city of Yekaterinburg unearthed something bizarre: a carved wooden idol 5 meters …

Missing Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid after mistaken identity: authorities

Three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were dissolved in acid, authorities said Monday.<p>State prosecutors said criminals had confused them with members of a rival gang.<p>The grim news led to …

Mexico

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

Hackers find an 'unpatchable' way to breach the Nintendo Switch

Security researchers from ReSwitched have discovered a Nintendo Switch vulnerability that could let hackers run arbitrary code on all current consoles. Dubbed "Fusée Gelée" ("Frozen Rocket") it exploits buggy code in the NVIDIA Tegra X1's USB recovery mode, bypassing software that would normally …

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 28 years of mind-blowing space pictures

NASA astronauts Steven Smith and John Grunsfeld perform a spacewalk during a December 1999 mission of the space shuttle Discovery to service the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>Hubble flew into orbit on April 24, 1990, aboard Discovery. The first major optical telescope to be placed in space, Hubble has …

Cosmology

What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but far from being a dull cinder of a world, it has instead turned out to be a real eye opener for …

2 Nintendo Switch Emulators Are Live And Running Gameplay

While hackers are busy transforming Nintendo’s portable console into a fully operational Linux tablet, two Switch emulators — yuzu and RyujiNX – are now up and running on PC.<p>Earlier this month DSOG reported that RyujiNX, a Switch emulator programmed in C#, was already <i>booting</i> some commercial Switch …

Retrogaming

The Quantum Race the United States Can’t Afford To Lose

The quantum race is on, and the stakes are high. The winner will gain a military and intelligence edge, as well as a first mover advantage in what is …

Tired of Stubborn Belly Fat? Here's What You Need to Ditch From Your Diet

Having a flat belly is the holy grail for both fitness junkies and the average Jane, but for most, it seems to be an unattainable goal. But it …

Our eyesight is sharpest at twilight – and now we may know why

OUR sight is sharpest at dawn and dusk – and now we may know why. It is not a result of changes within our eyes, but of how the brain processes …

How to See the Jupiter Triangle in April

Spring is off to a cold start, but as the days get warmer, space geeks can finally dust off their telescopes and get into stargazing. While there …

Astronomy

Secretive X-37B military space plane wings past 200 days in orbit

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has winged past 200 days in orbit on its latest clandestine mission.<p>That mission, known as Orbital Test Vehicle-5 (OTV-5), began Sept. 7, 2017, when the robotic spacecraft launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in …

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

SpaceX’s rocket videos are technically against the law. The US government just noticed.

Since 2010, millions of space fans have devoured video shot from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket—but not the US government agency charged with regulating videos shot from space.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) licenses surveillance systems launched into space by Americans. An …

Space Exploration

Save data, save money: How to reduce your data usage on Android or iOS

Remember when smartphone plans were all about the number of call minutes and text messages you got, and the data was unlimited? These days, it’s …