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Multiverse Collisions May Dot the Sky

Early in cosmic history, our universe may have bumped into another — a primordial clash that could have left traces in the Big Bang’s afterglow.

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

The groundbreaking tractor beam, made of a hollow laser beam (a laser bright around the edges and hollow in the centre), was able to move particles 0.2 mm in diameter distances up to 20 cm (7.87 in) -- around 100 times farther than has been achieved in previous experiments.<p>"Demonstration of a large …

Quantum Mechanics

Astronomers May Have Detected The First Direct Evidence of Dark Matter

Scientists in the UK may have finally found direct evidence for dark matter pouring out of our Sun.<p>Dark matter is an invisible mass of unknown …

Dark Matter

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

1 of 12<p>Much of what we don't understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life …

Top 10

Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

Experts Skeptical Of Lockheed Martin's 'Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough'

Ships, aircraft, and even entire cities may become fusion-powered a lot sooner than you might have imagined.<p>That's the word from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which announced Wednesday that a research team in its Skunk Works division has found a way to make a nuclear fusion reactor that's 10 …

How a Bloody Civil War Battle Changed Modern Medicine

<b>Correction appended: Sept. 17, 2014, 12:55 pm</b><p>The Battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest single day of fighting in American military history. On …

Here Are The Breakthroughs That Could Win A Nobel Prize For Medicine

This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine won't be announced until Monday, October 6, but if you wanted to place a bet on who might win, Thomson Reuters has rounded up some of 2014's most promising candidates.<p>Since 2002, Thomson Reuters has correctly predicted 35 Nobel Prize winners using algorithms …

Using Anthrax In The Fight Against Cancer

In the never ending search for cancer therapies, novel technologies are being explored, including the incorporation of the body’s own immune system. One particular area of interest has been the use of antibodies to target specific cancer-associated molecules and block their involvement in oncogenic …

Majorana particles - Fundamentally confusing

You could define particle physics as the quest to discover the fundamental constituents of nature, and to understand how they interact. The so-called “Standard Model” of physics contains a list of particles which are not made of anything else, and of which everything else is made.<p>The question of …