Physics

Measurements from CERN suggest the possibility of a new physics

A New Quantum Physics?<p>During the mid- to late-twentieth century, quantum physicists picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory …

Particle Physics

Researchers identify exoplanet with the same atmospheric ingredients as the Earth

Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of …

Exoplanets

Do black holes collapse?

These cosmic sink-holes do gradually shrink, but it’s impossible to get any more compact than a black hole.<p>The Schwarzschild radius (event horizon) …

Science

Ask Ethan: Is Dark Matter The 'Aliens' Of Astrophysics?

Despite our knowledge of the laws of physics, and the successes of the Standard Model and General Relativity, there are a number of observations out there in the Universe that still lack a complete explanation. From star formation to high-energy cosmic rays, the Universe still has its mysteries. …

Dark Matter

In first-ever demonstration, researchers show ultrafast light pulses can trigger neurons to fire

Light Therapy<p>A host of mental health issues have been tied to light: from trouble related to our circadian rhythms to seasonally-related mood …

Neuroscience

Jupiter’s independently pulsating auroras

The auroras over Earth’s north and south poles typically mirror each other. But X-ray observations show that Jupiter’s auroras pulsate on different …

Astronomy

This Week in Tech: Nov 11 - 17, 2017

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's new Roadster, which can go from 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds.<p>IBM announced a 50-qubit quantum computer, the largest in the …

Elon Musk

Richard Feynman And John Wheeler Revolutionized Time, Reality, And Our Quantum Universe

In the years prior to World War II, physics was in an odd, post-revolutionary state. Quantum mechanics and Einstein’s General Relativity had turned our picture of a classical, deterministic Universe upside down. It was replaced with indeterminate states, wavefunctions instead of particles, and a …

Richard Feynman

Astrophysicist claims time travel could be possible – but with one catch

<b>Time travel has been the holy grail of science for centuries but it could finally be within our grasp.</b><p>There is just one problem, we might not be able …

Wormholes

Physicists Make a Groundbreaking Discovery! Hydrogen Atoms Contain A Classic Formula For Pi

For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s …

Mathematics

Time travel is theoretically possible—but you can only ever go backwards

Time travel through a wormhole is technically feasible under the rules of theoretical physics—the only catch is that we can only ever go backwards.<p>In …

Wormholes

Two Teams Have Simultaneously Unearthed Evidence of an Exotic New Particle

A few months ago, physicists observed an new subatomic particle—essentially an awkwardly-named, crazy cousin of the proton. Its mere existence has …

Geek

Scientists Just Messaged an Alien Star – And Some Thinks It's a Bad Idea

We might find out in 25 years.<p>Astronomers have decided to make another pre-emptive move in contacting alien life, beaming out a welcome message to a …

Aliens

Water On Earth Came From Jupiter, Study Claims

A Brazilian research team has proposed a new physical model to explain the origin of water on Earth and anywhere else in the solar system. This …

World News

The Monster Star That Refuses to Die: Could Antimatter Be Fueling Its Supernovas?

The idea behind the death of a massive star is relatively straightforward: It gets old, runs out of fuel, collapses under gravity and then explodes …

Universe

Swabbing dolphin mouths reveals bacterial 'dark matter' - Futurity

Inside dolphin mouths, researchers have found two never-before-seen groups of bacteria—the equivalent of finding "the dark matter of the biological …

Dark Matter

6 Tips for Buying a Laptop

Whether you're writing a term paper, teaching a class, organizing a research project or just surfing the web, you need the right laptop to suit your …

Laptops

Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet

There's a population of monsters lurking in the dark depths of space that astronomers are trying to get acquainted with.<p>These monsters are pairs of …

Astrophysics

Why is the Indian Ocean rising so rapidly?

Since 1880, sea level in the world’s oceans has risen about nine inches. But one pocket of the Indian Ocean has puzzled scientists for the last 40 …

Climate Change

What Would An Antimatter Universe Look Like?

Our universe is dominated by matter. Sure, there is dark matter and dark energy, but things like stars, planets and people are made of matter. Protons, electrons, neutrons and such. But matter seems to come in pairs. For every electron created, an antimatter positron is created. For every proton …

Physicists Just Quantum Entangled Two Silicon Chips That Can Share Information

They're building a quantum internet!<p>In the science of quantum communication, the challenge has always been prolonging the entangled state that the …

Quantum Mechanics

How Close Are We To Quantum Computers? | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

The idea of quantum computers is something that has had many people excited and terrified for years. According to reports from 2015, Google's quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists find origin of creepy space whistles

Space is weird. It’s full of weird rocks, weird balls of gas, weird stars, and weird things that we can’t even properly categorize. It’s also full of …

Science

Move over, Indiana Jones: Physicists are the new tomb raiders

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.<p>Except in the most recent, and exciting, …

Opinion

Taking a spin on plasma space tornadoes with NASA observations

Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. …

Magnetism

New paper answers causation conundrum

In a new paper published in a special issue of the <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A</i>, SFI Professor Jessica Flack offers a practical …

Quantum Mechanics

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending November 18, 2017) - MIT Technology Review

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Forced Imbibition in Porous Media: A Fourfold Scenario

Author(s): Céleste Odier, Bertrand Levaché, Enric Santanach-Carreras, and Denis BartoloWe establish a comprehensive description of the patterns …

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory Will Stay Open, Despite Funding Concerns

Two months since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, most of the island is still recovering from the disaster — including the Arecibo …

Universe

Scientifically, How Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet?

<i>How do cats flip in mid-air without violating the conservation of angular momentum? 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 Paul Mainwood, Degrees in Physics and Philosophy, Doctorate in</b> …