Santiago Niemich

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The physics of Star Wars' Starkiller Base: could that really happen?

A spoilery discussion about the science of The Force Awakens<p><b>Note: Major Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers ahead.</b><p>In <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, the next generation of the Empire — known as the First Order — has developed a giant weapon called Starkiller. It's like the Death Star's primary …

Black Holes

Do We Live in a Star Wars Universe?

On one small rocky planet orbiting a middle-aged main-sequence star, in an otherwise rather dull backwater of a rather ordinary spiral galaxy, a …

Darth Vader

Physicist proposes method to teleport energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the same quantum principles that enable the teleportation of information, a new proposal shows how it may be possible to …

How the Star Wars Planets Stack Up Against Our Own

Galaxies far far away often seem much more exciting than this one: fascist Empires ruled by ancient sorcery cults, giant space slugs, endless …

Physicists Say Consciousness May Be A State Of Matter: The Non-Physical Is Indeed Real

I'm in!<p><b>“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.” –</b> Nassim Haramein, director of research for the …

The quantum source of space-time

Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Does Our Universe Have Three Dimensions?

Why does our universe look the way it does? In particular, why do we only experience three spatial dimensions in our universe, when superstring …

Physics

This is the best explanation yet for that 'alien megastructure' 1,400 light-years away

A curious star more than 1,400 light-years from Earth has completely baffled astronomers.<p>It's so unlike anything we've ever seen, scientists can't …

¿Cómo seremos los seres humanos dentro de mil años? (video)

Agencias<br>LONDRES, Inglaterra.- Dentro de mil años los <b>seres humanos</b> seremos unas criaturas muy diferentes. Este video muestra cómo el <b>cambio climático</b>, …