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A First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos

What we can see is only a tiny fraction of what exists. To catch the first glimpse of the shadow universe around us, scientists are learning to detect the other stuff: dark matter and dark energy.<p><b>It used to be said that cosmologists, the scientists who study the universe as a whole, are “often in</b> …

New Half-Light Half-Matter Quantum Particles Created

In a pioneering study, Professor Menon and his team were able to discover half-light, half-matter particles in atomically thin semiconductors …

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

Physics

In Saturn’s Rings, a Portal to the Planet’s Interior

In addition to being spectacularly beautiful, Saturn’s rings act as a cosmic seismograph: They keep a record of the shifts and vibrations happening deep within the giant world. These internal movements pull ever so gently on the ring particles and alter their orbits around Saturn, creating visible …

Asteroid Belt May Be Just One Big Melting Pot Of Space Rocks

The asteroid belt, a ring of rubble between Mars and Jupiter, has sometimes been written off as discarded leftovers from the solar system's start. But new research published in the journal <i>Nature</i> shows that the belt actually formed during an unruly later era, when planets themselves were on the move.<p>…

What happens if you get too close to a black hole? Ask the experts - video

Professor Robert Winston is joined by Dr Shini Somara and Dr Lewis Dartnell to tackle some questions put to them by inquiring young minds. What happens if you get too close to a black hole? Will there ever be a cure for colds and flu? And what is it like to be a woman in the world of engineering?<p>To …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1044000/1044832_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522304060_e6d6d04f61421fa2e839ad751d8908e4<p><b>Google has said it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.</b><p>It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a …

Wearable Tech