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Quantum Physics: What's The Best Way To Teach Schrödinger's Equation To A Teenager?

<i>How do you teach Schrödinger’s equation to a 15 year old? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Brian Bi, software engineer, on Quora:</b><p>Some fifteen-year olds can learn the Schrödinger …

Image: Orion spacecraft progresses with installation of module to test propulsion systems

On Feb. 22, engineers successfully installed ESA's European Service Module Propulsion Qualification Module (PQM) at NASA's White Sands Test Facility …

Smart multi-layered magnetic material acts as an electric switch

The nanometric-size islands of magnetic metal sporadically spread between vacuum gaps display unique conductive properties under a magnetic field. In …

Proposed method to cause an atom to emit the same light as another atom

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Princeton University has found a way to cause any atom to mimic the light emissions of any other atom. In their …

This is Actual Science. Crystals at the Earth’s Core Power its Magnetic Field

Whether or not a planet has a magnetic field goes a long way towards determining whether or not it is habitable. Whereas Earth has a strong …

Earth Science

Light beam replaces blood test during heart surgery

A University of Central Florida professor has invented a way to use light to continuously monitor a surgical patient's blood, for the first time …

Physicists Have Detected a Friction-Like Force in a Perfect Vacuum

Without breaking the fundamental laws of physics.<p>One of the most fundamental tenets of modern physics is that in a perfect vacuum - a place entirely …

Storms Made of Rubies and Sapphires Ravage This Distant Gas Giant

British astronomers struck gold (well, rubies and sapphires, technically), when they discovered that a gas giant more than 1,000 light-years away …

Behold A Robot Hand With A Soft Touch

Robotics researchers at Cornell University made a hand that has something close to a human touch — it can not only touch delicate items but also sense the shape and texture of what it comes into contact with.<p>Such a soft robot hand is a step forward for the growing field of soft robotics — the kind …

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

How will South Korea’s robot revolution affect American jobs?

<b>KARLA MURTHY:</b><p>Hyundai means “modernity,” and it’s is a big name in the South Korean economic landscape – and not only for cars.<p>Headquartered in the …

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

Germany wants Tesla to stop advertising its Autopilot feature because it’s “misleading”

Germany’s transit agency, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), has told Tesla to stop calling its semiautonomous self-driving technology “Autopilot,” according to Reuters, because the term is “misleading.” The agency sent a letter to the California electric car manufacturer Sunday (Oct. 16) …

Virus stole poison genes from black widow spider

<b>In a very unusual case of genetic theft, a virus has been caught with a gene that codes for the poison of black widow spiders.</b><p>The chunks of arachnid DNA were probably stolen by the virus to help it punch through animal cells.<p>But its target is not the animal itself - the "WO" virus only infects …

Biology

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Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for an extra-terrestrial state.<p>The project, which is led by Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee, aims to …

Major dust storm could soon hit Mars

A raging Martian dust storm is expected to sweep across the Red Planet within the next few months, according to a study that found a way to predict these otherwise variable weather events.<p>Global dust storms on Mars threaten robotic rovers traversing the Martian surface, as well as astronauts that …

Cosmic rays could support alien life — here’s what that means

Many scientists think an Earth-like planet is our best bet for finding alien life, but new research may have just turned that assumption on its head. …

These Ocean Worlds Reveal Just How Little Water We Have on Earth

Whoa.<p>The next time someone asks you where the biggest ocean is, point them toward Jupiter. While Earth harbours about 320 million cubic miles (1.3 …

The Higgs Boson Explained in Layman's Terms

<i>How can you explain Higgs Boson to a layman? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Now: The Physics of Time, on Quora.</b><p>In the theory …

Physics

The Large Hadron Collider is running out of disk space - ExtremeTech

By on October 3, 2016 at 8:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) …

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head, Say Physicists

Universal time doesn’t add up.<p>Out of all the pressures we face in our everyday lives, there’s no denying that the nature of time has the most …

NASA spies what may be plumes of water erupting on surface of Europa

Using the Hubble Space Telescope scientists have imaged what they think might be plumes of water erupting on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. …

Quantum computing a step closer to reality

27 SEPTEMBER 2016<p>Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in …

Quantum Computing

Universe has no sense of direction and isn’t going anywhere particular, scientists confirm

The universe isn’t going anywhere, scientists have confirmed.<p>A new study shows that the universe is expanding the same way in all directions, not …

MIT scientists created a cell phone that can build itself

Scientists at MIT have created a self-assembling cell phone. The prototype, developed by MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, is able to piece itself together in …

‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

Physics

Latest Tesla Autopilot-related crash occurs in China

Once again, Tesla's Autopilot driving assist feature is at the center of another car crash, this time due to a collision that occurred on a highway in Beijing. <i>Reuters</i> reports that a Tesla owned by Luo Zhen hit a car parked on the highway shoulder. Both Luo and Tesla confirmed to the news outlet …