Larry Snyder

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Deep freeze: how scientists are resurrecting magnet technology to cool refrigerators

Thanks to recent breakthroughs, the insides of our refrigerators could work very differently in the coming years. Scientists at GE are perfecting a method of transferring heat that uses magnets to achieve temperatures cold enough to freeze water.<p>The method is based off the magnetocaloric effect, …

Video: Will this go faster than light?

Light speed is the ultimate speed in our universe. Why we haven’t been able to build – or even conceive of – a contraption that goes faster than …

Fermilab's Neutrino Detector Sees Its First Particles

The entire experiment is 500 miles long, stretching from northern Illinois nearly to Canada.<p>They've traveled 500 miles underground, passing through soil and rock as easily as Casper the Friendly Ghost glides through walls. They've gone straight through the Earth, reaching their destination without …

The Cosmos, Explained: Neil deGrasse Tyson On His New Series

Tyson will pick up where Carl Sagan left off, hosting a continuation of the "Cosmos" TV series.<p>When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey," in 1980, it soon become most widely watched PBS show in the world, and still holds a legendary place in the hearts of …