Toby Mattei-Browne

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The 4 Fundamental Forces of Physics

The fundamental forces (or fundamental interactions) of physics are the ways that individual particles interact with each other. It turns out that …

Physics

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA's deputy …

Space Exploration

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Linux

SpaceX's biggest rival has a 'genius' plan to cut its rocket-launch costs by more than 70%

SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first launch of Falcon Heavy.<p>The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then careened toward Earth.<p>Two of the 16-story boosters rocketed to a safe …

Bitcoin millionaire: Don't invest in bitcoin

I first invested $5,000 in bitcoin back in 2013 at $72 per coin and now own approximately 69.2 bitcoins.<p>While I had first heard about bitcoin in …

Cryptocurrency

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Stephen Hawking

What Is a Photon in Physics?

Photons Are a "Bundle of Energy"<p>A <i>photon</i> is a particle of light defined as a discrete bundle (or <i>quantum</i>) of electromagnetic (or light) energy. Photons …

Quantum Physics

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Watch this crazy crosswind landing and try not to scream

Videos pop up time to time of passenger jets landing in crosswinds. It’s not pretty and looks fiercely uncomfortable, but ultimately, it never looks …

The Legacy of Sputnik, the first satellite

See how many active satellites orbit the Earth, and to whom they belong.<p>The satellites orbit at different altitudes and tragectories with orbital periods that can range from 90 minutes to days to circle the Earth. The various orbits are used for specific satellite functions.<p>US government and …

What the solar eclipse looked like from the Moon

If you were on the Moon during last week's solar eclipse, you would have seen the Moon's shadow moving across Earth. This image was taken by the …

Astronomy

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Bodies

It’s hard to anticipate every health problem that might occur on a trip to Mars, which could span years. But NASA is trying. It has a list of 100 …

Space Science

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything'

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how our universe will meet its death. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>The black</i> …

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Astronomy

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …

Let The 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

Physics

Gravitational waves may defeat new theories of gravity

New theories of gravity fail to handle gravitational waves’ impact on Milky Way.<p>Late in the 20th century, scientists discovered something amazing: …

Manned Orbiting Laboratory Declassified: Inside a US Military Space Station

Photo Credit: NRO<p>Slide 1 of 44<p>Meet the Manned Orbiting Laboratory<p>At the peak of the space race – when the Soviet Union was considered a threat, and …

Space Exploration

Earth discovers its friendly new neighbors in this Google doodle

NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-sized planets in a solar system not too far away has space enthusiasts buzzing with excitement. Google has joined in …

Can We Measure the Earth's Age According to the Bible?

<i>Do you believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old according to science, or 6000 years old according to the Bible? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by C Stuart Hardwick,</b> …

Don’t freak out about Earth’s magnetic field flipping

Imagine looking at a compass to see that the red part of the needle that used to point north now swings in the opposite direction.<p>It sounds scary but …

Magnetism

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Watch planets orbit a star 129 light-years away

Astronomers captured this 7-year time lapse of planets orbiting a faraway star.<p>The past few years have seen an explosion in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Astronomers have now confirmed 3,442 exoplanets in the galaxy. And they think there could be 100 billion or more in …

lightyears

Scientists are trying to figure out what it feels like to die

My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents' Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic breast cancer. A month or two earlier, she'd been able to take the dog for daily walks in the mountains and travel to Australia with my father. …

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Mars Explorers Wanted Posters | Mars Exploration Program

Be A Martian!<p>Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

Physics