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You’re about to fall in love with a $180 robot

This is probably how Westworld began<p>He looks like a toy truck when he’s sitting on the shelf. A $180 toy truck.<p>Setting him up is pretty easy. You plug his charger into the wall, download the app to your iPhone or Android device, and connect to him as you would to any WiFi network in your phone’s …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Physics

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than The Laws of Physics Can Explain, New Measurements Reveal

Time for some new physics?<p>The most precise measurement ever made of the current rate of expansion of the Universe has been achieved by physicists in …

Dark Matter

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

The History of the Universe Is Written on the Ocean Floor

Sediments from the bottom of the sea preserve a record of exploding stars—including some that may have changed Earth’s climate, and led to the rise of humans.<p>About 2 million years ago, a star roughly 325 light years away from our sun—pretty close, as cosmic things go—gave up the ghost. Its fuel …

Universe

Supersized black hole discovery forces universal rethink

Massive galactic objects, billions of times heavier than the sun, could be more common than was thought, say scientists<p>Our universe could be riddled with monster black holes, new research has suggested.<p>The revelation comes after a black hole with a mass of 17bn suns was found in a large, virtually …

Universe

Top 6 Apps for Space Lovers and Stargazers

Nothing puts life into perspective like looking up at a night sky full of millions of stars. Of course they look like pin pricks, but the stars and planets above us are truly huge and remind us how small Earth is among the vast, infinite universe. Smartphones allow us to take stargazing a step …

Supermassive Black Hole Simulations Suggest Dark Matter Origin

Cutting edge simulations have revealed for the first time exactly how the supermassive black holes at the heart of quasars were formed.<p>Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the visible universe and they are believed to contain supermassive black holes that are more than a billion times the …

Black Holes

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10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Astronomers may have found the fastest spinning object in the universe

If you saw it, you might sniff at something so insignificant, yet it represents the final farewell of chewed up stars as their remains whirl down the throat of an 18 billion solar mass black hole, one of the most massive-known in the universe.<p>Astronomers know the object as OJ 287, a quasar that …

Universe

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Physics

Gravitational Waves Will Show The Quantum Nature Of Reality

One of the oldest predictions of Einstein’s general theory of relativity — the gravitational theory that spacetime is a fabric that gets bent and curved by the presence of matter and energy — is that masses that accelerate in the Universe produce ripples in the fabric of space itself: gravitational …

Physics

What are gravitational waves? Ripples across the universe.

<b>Correction:</b> A earlier version of this story referred to Kelly Herbst, a physicist and astronomy curator at the Virginia Living Museum, as he. Herbst is a woman. This story has been updated.<p>You probably heard the news last month: Scientists detected something called gravitational waves, and they are …

Gravitational Waves

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

Physics

A 5-dimensional black hole could break the laws of physics as we know them

The simulation has suggested that if our Universe is made up of five or more dimensions — something that scientists have struggled to confirm or disprove — Einstein's general theory of relativity, the foundation of modern physics, would be wrong.<p>In other words, five-dimensional black holes would …

Physics

Must-have Tech for Traveling Execs

The global nature of today's marketplace often means a lot of travel for busy execs. It's not easy to negotiate airports, land in a foreign city, and hit the ground running while still keeping your professional attitude. Fortunately, new technology is on the market to help keep you safe, sane, and …

Air Traffic

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

Astronomy

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Gravitational Waves

Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything’

In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners.<p>But now some scientists argue that joining forces is the way forward.<p>Among the attempts to unify quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

Einstein's weirdest prediction is true, and will soon radically transform our understanding of the universe

NASA<p>Have no doubt: Gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, are real and undulating across the universe at incredible speed — …

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Universe

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Transmedia Marketing Is the Future of Brand Storytelling | Inc.com

During the past two decades, most brands have worked diligently to control their messaging with interruption ads and large media buys. Today, customers can easily ignore these ads and are migrating to technology that easily allows them to do so (see related article on Mobile Ad Blocking).<p>According …

Marketing

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Cosmologist’s tweet appears to confirm rumours of discovery that could ‘open a new window on the universe’<p>Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State …

Physics

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check

We are, as the saying goes, but a tiny speck.<p>And from time to time, it's important to put things into perspective. Or, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you, have your mind blown.<p>Just consider for a moment that while Earth has an equatorial diameter of 7,926 miles, the Milky Way's is …

Universe

This Video May Help You Wrap Your Head Around 'Quantum Foam'

What <i>is</i> "quantum foam," anyway?<p>Most physics buffs have heard of the space-time concept, which suggests that empty space as we tend to think of it isn't empty at all. Rather, at very small scales, space and time can be a bit "fuzzy" or "bubbly," kind of like foam.<p>"The 'bubbles' in the quantum foam …

Quantum Mechanics