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Accelerating light beams in curved space

By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed the first experimental demonstration of an …

Physics

Physicists Just Caught Particles Spinning Wildly in The 'Wrong' Direction

"What we observed was totally amazing."<p>Physicists have observed some weird atomic collision problems as particles failed to bounce off each other in …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Meteorites

How a promising Alzheimer's drug turns back the cellular clock

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease, and with the world's average population getting older, its effects will be felt further and wider in the …

First flashes of light observed from individual graphene nanoribbons

For the first time, researchers have experimentally observed light emission from individual graphene nanoribbons. They demonstrated that 7-atom-wide …

Nanotech

Biological breakthrough: Scientists create first-ever working human muscle from skin cells

The newly-created muscle can help scientists develop genetic therapies, discover drugs and study rare diseases.<p>A team of researchers from Duke …

Device creates negative mass—and a novel way to generate lasers

Most objects react in predictable ways when force is applied to them—unless they have "negative mass." And then they react exactly opposite from what …

Nanotech

Runners' Back Pain Starts Deep, 3D Models Show

Motion-capture technology has revealed that the source of runners' back pain lies deeper than expected, according to a new study.<p>Scientists collected …

This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

Depuis aujourd’hui, l’humanité vit à crédit

Article sélectionné dans<br>La Matinale du 31/07/2017 Découvrir l’application<p>Mercredi, nous avons consommé toutes les ressources naturelles que la …

Distilled entanglement brings long-distance quantum communication closer

Send plus resend followed by careful measurement results in better entanglement.<p>This seems to be a good week for talking about quantum memories and …

Quantum Physics

Experts warn a large asteroid will hit Earth soon, causing catastrophe

The destruction caused by the impending asteroid strike is inevitable and can be compared to that following the Tunguska event of 1908, according to …

New, Massive Simulation Allows Scientists to Observe Dark Matter

A new simulation has been built that’s the biggest of its kind, thanks to astrophysicist from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. This …

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

This New Explanation For Dark Matter Could Be The Best One Yet

Has it been shifting forms this whole time?<p>It makes up about 85 percent of the total mass of the Universe, and yet, physicists still have no idea …

Dark Matter

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

Scientist Discovered a Catfish Gene, When activated in a Rodent Brain, Can Sense Electromagnetic fields

Scientist in Baltimore has discovered a catfish gene that, when activated in a rodent brain, can sense electromagnetic fields. There are numerous …

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 …

Universe

Do Gravitational Waves Permanently Alter the Nature of Spacetime?

On February 11th, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first detection of gravitational …

Gravitational Waves

A New Type of Planetary Object Has Been Proposed - And It Could Explain Earth's Origin

Introducing: synestia.<p>Scientists have proposed that an unknown type of planetary object has been lurking in our Universe this whole time, and it …

Hydrogen Bonds Have Been Directly Detected For The First Time

We've hit next-level physics.<p>For the first time ever, physicists have managed to directly detect a hydrogen bond within a single molecule - meaning …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Is Technology Too Good for an Old-School Test of Einstein’s Relativity?

On Aug. 21, sky-gazers from around the world will converge in the United States as a total solar eclipse charts a path from Oregon to South Carolina. …

Physics

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

Is dark matter 'fuzzy'?

Astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the properties of dark matter, the mysterious, invisible substance that …

Dark Matter

Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole [Updated]

Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “the golden retriever of the solar system,” and I’m not here to dispute that …

Not one, not two, but five new particles discovered with the Large Hadron Collider - ExtremeTech

By on March 24, 2017 at 8:41 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Operating at unprecedented …

From gravity to the Higgs we're still waiting for new physics

I’m here again at the Rencontres de Moriond conference in Italy. Some of you might remember an update from last year from the same conference on a signal in data taken during 2015 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), hinting at a new particle that weighed as much as 750 protons and decayed into two …

Physics

Chemists Will Be the First to Feel the Benefits of Quantum Computing

The first batch of commercial quantum computers are close to being released now. According to both Google and IBM, we’ll see these systems in place …

Quantum Computing

Scientists Assert That Modern Society is Transforming the Biological Evolution of Our Species

The Evolution of Humankind<p>Humans are constantly evolving, but scientists are thinking about how environmental changes and social behaviors may …

Biology