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Universe

Why Physicists Are In A Film Promoting An Earth-Centered Universe

It has the look and feel of a fast-paced and riveting science documentary.<p>The trailer opens with actress Kate Mulgrew (who starred as Capt. Janeway in <i>Star Trek: Voyager</i>) intoning, "Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong." That's followed by heavyweight clips of physicists Michio …

Expanding particles to engineer defects: Researchers find that adding an impurity can create order

Materials scientists have long known that introducing defects into three-dimensional materials can improve their mechanical and electronic …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Geology

Large Hadron Collider team announces beginning of restart

(Phys.org) —The team of scientists working at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) facility has reported to the press that the process of restarting …

The Science of How Memory Works

<i>“Whatever becomes of [old memories], in the long intervals of consciousness?”</i> Henry James wistfully pondered upon turning fifty. <i>“They are like the lines of a letter written in sympathetic ink; hold the letter to the fire for a while and the grateful warmth brings out the invisible words.”</i> James was …

Will we ever… detect other universes?

Is there anything outside our Universe? Many physicists think it’s possible, says Marcus Woo, but could we one day know for sure?<p>We think of our Universe as everything there ever was, is, and will be.<p>But according to some researchers, there might not just be many universes, but an infinite number …

Dark Matter

The fundamentals of space-time: Part 1 - Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie

Space is where things happen. Time is when things happen. And sometimes, in order to really look at the universe, you need to take those two concepts …

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Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

James Lovelock is the 94 year old scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis, which claims that the earth is a self regulating, single organism.<p>He has evolved his theory over 35 years and is now publishing Rough Ride to the Future .<p>The BBC's Nick Higham talked to him about what he believes the future …

The origin of twins

(Medical Xpress)—The egregious presumption of universal fact has a long history in science. The ever popular Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake …

A cure for clashing qubits: Researchers successfully entangle different-color photons

(Phys.org) —While two-photon interference is an important way of entangling independent <i>identical</i> photons, it does not handle different-color photons …

Fermi data tantalize with new clues to dark matter

(Phys.org) —A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from …

The Universe Really Is a Hologram, According to New Simulations

A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our universe could be just one big projection.<p>In 1997, theoretical physicist …

The first of Europe's new Earth-monitoring satellites launches today

If the first step in fixing a problem is knowing about it, then Earth's worry-list is about to get a lot longer. The European Space Agency is launching the first of six satellites designed to monitor the choppy environmental conditions down here on our fragile planet. Sentinel-1A will blast off …

Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials

In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the …

Sakurai's Object: Stellar evolution in real time

(Phys.org) —Stellar lifetimes are measured in billions of years, so changes in their appearance rarely take place on a human timescale. Thus an …

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits

Efforts to send humans to Mars would likely expose them to health risks beyond the limits of what NASA currently allows, an independent panel of …

Tech and Science

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Science

Higgs Boson May Be Composed Of Tiny 'Techni-Quark' Particles, Physicists Say

<i>Updated April 4 at 10:51 a.m. ET.</i><p>The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests …

Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism

Contemporary Europeans have as many as three times more Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism than Asians and Africans.

Mercury has a long history of exploding volcanoes

Throughout extended periods of its history, the surface of planet Mercury crackled with volcanic explosions, a new analysis suggests.<p>Considering the …

Astronomy

Hubble spots comet heading toward Mars, spewing space dust

Hubble has spotted a comet named Sliding Spring spewing gas and dust into space as it zooms to a close encounter with Mars in October.<p>Researchers working with the Hubble Space Telescope recently released two images of the comet. The image on the left, captured March 11, shows what the Hubble saw. …

Astronomy

Quantum photon properties revealed in another particle—the plasmon

(Phys.org) —For years, researchers have been interested in developing quantum computers—the theoretical next generation of technology that will …

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