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2015 December 6 - A Force from Empty Space: The Casimir Effect

<b>A Force from Empty Space: The Casimir Effect</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Umar Mohideen (U. California at Riverside)<p><b>Explanation:</b> This tiny ball provides …


Surprise: The Third Most Common Element In The Universe Isn't What You Think

One of the most remarkable facts of existence is that every material we’ve ever touched, seen, or interacted with is made up of the same two things: atomic nuclei, which are positively charged, and electrons, which are negatively charged. The way these atoms interact with each other — the ways they …

Public Health England

This electric bike could change the way we commute in cities

There's nothing like that feeling of whizzing by on a bike during rush-hour standstill.<p>Dutch company Biomega recently designed an electric bike with a sleek design that could finally convince more people to ditch cars and adopt bikes. It's not just functional. Like a Mercedes or BMW, it speaks to …

Electric Bikes

How scientists use a giant telescope in Antarctica to study the strangest particle in the universe

There's a telescope in Antarctica that takes science to the extreme.<p>Housed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, this telescope sniffs out the strangest particles in the universe, called neutrinos.<p>Neutrinos are some of the lightest subatomic particles in existence. They skip across galaxies, from …