Thomas Truesdell

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NASA’s Latest Space Drive Breaks The Laws Of Physics

It is one of the most fundamental laws of physics: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. We all learned it in high school. It’s a principle we use every day, just by existing. And it might just have been proven to be completely wrong in a lab.<p>This requires some explaining. Space travel …

Plastic, Heal Thyself

A new polymer can seal much bigger holes than previous self-repairing plastics.<p>Machines that can fix themselves are such staples in fantastic fiction that the concept has its own name at TV Tropes (the 'net's ultimate guide to fiction cliches): Self Healing Phlebotinum.<p>In reality, chemists and …

Alien life exists and could be found within 20 years, with enough funding, astronomers tell Congress - ExtremeTech

By on May 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Two of the world’s preeminent …

Paranormal

Interplanetary Superhighway

Finding the routes mankind will take to colonise the solar system<p>The Japanese needed help. On 24th January 1990 the country’s Institute of Space and …

Venus Express gets ready to take the plunge

Is Venus volcanically active?<p>Studies of the planet’s ‘super-rotating’ atmosphere – it whips around the planet in just four Earth-days, much faster …

Astronomy

Supermassive Black Hole At The Centre Of The Galaxy May Be A Wormhole In Disguise, Say Astronomers

And if it is a wormhole, this is how it would look…<p>One of the most extraordinary objects in the Milky Way galaxy is Sagittarius A* (pronounced …

Scientists work out how create matter from light, to finally prove Einstein's E=mc2 - ExtremeTech

Scientists work out how create matter from light, to finally prove Einstein’s E=mc2<p>By on May 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Physics

"The Universe is Not Expanding" --A Radical Alternative to Big Bang Cosmology

In his 2013 paper: <i>A Universe Without Expansion</i>, Wettrich discusses a cosmological model "where the universe shrinks rather than expands during the …

The World's Smallest Nanomotor Spins as Fast as a Jet Engine

A team of engineers at the University of Texas at Austin recently created the world's smallest, fastest nanomotor. Designed to power microscopic …

This politician wants to blow up the cable industry’s stranglehold on what you can watch

Later today, US senator Jay Rockefeller will introduce legislation designed to encourage growth of online video platforms and prevent cable companies from engaging in what he claims is anti-competitive behavior in the US. The West Virginia Democrat, who chairs the Senate commerce, science and …

Net Neutrality