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Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 for the first time connected the mass of an object with its energy and heralded a new world of physics<p>This is the most famous equation in the history of equations. It has been printed on countless T-shirts and posters, starred in films and, even if you've …

New and improved atomic clock: A revolution in timekeeping is coming

With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit.<p>For the first time in 15 years, the<p>National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock, institute officials announced Wednesday -- at 10:02 a.m. …

What Caused the Chilean Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p>Even planet Earth has its faults. Movement along those fault lines causes earthquakes, big and small, to rattle the globe every day, most recently making news this week with a powerful quake, and tsunami, striking Chile.<p>The latest …

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Clean Coal Test: Power Plants Prepare to Capture Carbon

Can coal be cleaned up? Power plants in Mississippi and Canada will soon find out.<p>In Juliette, Georgia, Southern Company operates a coal-fired power plant that is the single largest source of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.<p>In Kemper County, Mississippi, the same …

Will the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt in your lifetime?

The supervolcano under Yellowstone Park is one of the biggest in the world. When will it erupt again? This NFS scientist doesn’t think it’ll happen …

Tsunami warning issued after 8.2 quake in Chile

A 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Peru. Tsunami warnings have been issued for Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.<p><i>[Update April 1 9:45 EDT]: A tsunami</i> …

The Nuclear Power Plants of the Past, Present, and Future

Nuclear power could be facing its demise, now that political opposition and cheap natural gas and blocking investment in new plants. Could new low-input small modular reactors save the industry? We take a look at the new wave of nuclear power.<p>Nuclear power could be facing its demise, now that …

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Team says magnetic 'push' might help ignite fusion - Futurity

Researchers have found a new kind of magnetic behavior that could help make nuclear fusion reactions easier to start.