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What you may not know about the world beneath your feet

The realm directly below us is a mysterious and intriguing place. Here are 10 fascinating facts BBC Future has learnt about the underground…<p>We’re fascinated by the subterranean world at BBC Future. There’s something so compelling about the idea of an undiscovered and unseen place, just beneath our …

Scientists built the most powerful physics machine on earth to study the fate of our universe — and it may break the laws of physics

Right now, the most powerful physics machine ever constructed by man is running at maximum power after a major upgrade that took two years to complete.<p>And recently, two different experiments reported that they may have discovered a particle that behaves in ways that cannot be explained with any …

Lisa Pathfinder: Gravity quest set to go into orbit

<b>Europe is ready to launch its most exquisite satellite mission yet.</b><p>Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves - what are sometimes referred to as ripples in the curvature of space-time.<p>Scientists and engineers have declared …

A close look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft after its parachute test

I Asked 12 Scientists: What Is The One Fact Humanity Needs To Know?

"If civilisation was destroyed, what scientific information would you pass on to the survivors?"<p>Richard Feynman, the physicist, was once asked: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what …

Physics

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A robot is exploring the Pacific Ocean floor and you can watch live

If you've ever wanted to spend some quality time on the ocean floor with the shrimp and the squid, here's your chance.<p>Remotely operated vehicles …

Seafloor

NASA's Failed Orion Parachute Test Was a Success

NASA's test flight of Orion, the space capsule that could one day take astronauts to Mars, was a big success back in December. But that test was too …