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Physicists Suggest That Recently Found Cosmic Radio Bursts Are Evidence of Alien Life

by Neil C. Bhavsar March 13, 2017 Off World 10366<p>Fast Radio Bursts<p>Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have been baffling scientists since they were detected in …

Physics

What Are These "Time Crystals" We Keep Hearing About?

Yes they exist. No you can't buy them from a mysterious shopkeeper.<p>This past week, science and technology blogs devoted a few hours and in some cases …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Have Found ‘Time Crystals,’ A Bizarre New Form Of Matter

How much do we know about time? Not much, if you think about it. For the thing we value most of all, we’re largely ignorant of what time is and how time works (at least from a physics standpoint). But we’re slowly learning that time is much stranger than we thought, to the point where its oddities …

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 …

Physics

Nearby star has 7 "Earthlike" planets

TRAPPIST-1 is a star that's 39 light years away from us. The journal <i>Nature</i> reports that it has seven warm, Earthlike planets orbiting it.<p>From …

Universe

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21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop

We’re often asked what our essential Ubuntu apps are, but rather than reply in the comments I figured I’d write a list of what are, for us, must-have …

Distant black hole may disprove Einstein's theory of relativity

More than 26,000 light years away, deep within the heart of our galaxy, lies Sagittarius A* - four millions Suns' worth of unseen mass concentrated …

Black Holes

Ask Ethan: What’s the deal with the speed of light?

Three simple questions; an amazing story that goes way beyond Einstein!<p><i>“Each ray of light moves in the coordinate system ‘at rest’ with the definite,</i> …

Five ways AI could change your life

Artificial intelligence is unavoidable these days.<p>Companies like Google, Apple and Facebook are all investing in building the technologies — long the …