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Massive particles test standard quantum theory

In quantum mechanics particles can behave as waves and take many paths through an experiment. It requires only combinations of pairs of paths, rather …

Why HPE is sending a supercomputer to the ISS on SpaceX’s next rocket

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is sending a supercomputer to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s next resupply mission for NASA, which is currently set to launch Monday.<p>Officially named the “Spaceborne Computer,” the Linux-based supercomputer is designed to serve in a one year experiment …

NASA Reignites Program for Nuclear Thermal Rockets

In its pursuit of missions that will take us back to the Moon, to Mars, and beyond, NASA has been exploring a number of next-generation propulsion …

Calling all aliens: What's the best way to contact our galactic neighbors?

First contact with extraterrestrial civilizations has long fascinated scientists, philosophers, and writers. It's been the topic explored by serious …

NASA: TRAPPIST-1 System of Earth-Sized Planets Is 'Quite Old'

The space agency said the TRAPPIST-1 star is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old. In comparison, our own solar system was formed around 4.5 billion …

Universe

Which Dinosaur Is The Biggest? There's a New Contender - And It's Alarmingly Large

Move over Argentinosaurus.<p>Weighing nearly 70 US tons (63 tonnes), heavier than 10 adult African elephants, this dinosaur was the largest animal to …

Dinosaurs

Cosmic information: Scientists make breakthrough in dark energy research

The two physicists show that the maximum amount of cosmic information accessible to an observer in our universe, will be finite, only if the universe …

Dark Matter

These 2 planets could be habitable, astronomers say

Physicist Stephen Hawking claims humans must leave Earth within 100 years or perish. But there's good news, we may have a couple places to go.<p>Astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire in England discovered two planets that could be habitable and potentially capable of human colonization.<p>They …

Universe

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …