Physics

"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Fastest-spinning manmade object clocks 60 billion rpm

The fastest-spinning manmade object has been created in a lab at Purdue University. This microscopic rotor is made up of two silica nanoparticles …

Science

Two quarks for Muster Higgs

A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a merry Midsummer Night's Dream<p>Every atom has a nucleus at its centre, and the smallest constituents of that nucleus are quarks. Named by Murray Gell-Mann after James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, nothing is smaller than a quark. In fact as far as we know, …

Quarks

He just graduated from college and wants to be an astrophysicist. Oh, and he's 11

<b>(CNN) —</b> He can't vote. He's not even old enough to drive. But William Maillis already has a college degree.<p>William, 11, walked across a stage Saturday to receive his Associate in Arts degree from St. Petersburg College in Florida.<p>"I am totally fascinated by William and the work that he has done," …

College & University

Wu-Tang Clan's GZA shows his genius in Liquid Science on Netflix

GZA, the lyric master and MC from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan rap group, teamed up with Red Bull TV on the new series Liquid Science. It's kind of like hip hop Nova or Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, but instead of food, GZA explores science, technology and innovation.<p>Also known as The Genius, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Physics of Drafting in the Tour de France

Power is the most important thing in road bicycle racing like the Tour de France. If you want to move along on a bike at a constant speed, you have …

Tour de France

Right Again, Einstein: Special Relativity Works Even in Ghostly High-Energy Neutrinos

Once again, scientists have shown that Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity is right — this time, thanks to a particle detector buried deep …

Science

Uncovering the interplay between two famous quantum effects

The Casimir force and superconductivity are two well-known quantum effects. These phenomena have been thoroughly studied separately, but what happens …

Quantum Physics

Why Our Intuition About Sea-Level Rise Is Wrong

Jerry Mitrovica has been overturning accepted wisdom for decades. A solid Earth geophysicist at Harvard, he studies the internal structure and …

Sea Level

Radioactive Traces from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Found in California Wine

Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, radioactive waste leaked into surrounding areas and contaminated waters and food. Seven …

World Health Organization

Exhaled e-vapor particles evaporate in seconds -- new study

Study shows exhaled e-vapor product particles are liquid droplets that evaporate within seconds with particle counts returning rapidly to background …

Particles

Why cosmology without philosophy is like a ship without a hull

What is it with the philosophy-haters in astrophysics and cosmology? From the late Stephen Hawking’s claim that ‘philosophy is dead’, to Steven …

Dark Matter

The crust on Mars seems to be crystallized magma

Mars, strewn with rocks and pocked by craters, may not have an Earth-like continental crust, according to a new study. Instead, researchers pose an …

Geology

Quantum Dot Heat Engine Works Without Moving Parts

A quantum dot-based heat engine that, despite having none of the moving parts of a classical heat engine, converts heat into work with a similar …

Quantum Physics

This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record

Brad Settlemyer had a supercomputing solution in search of a problem. Los Alamos National Lab, where Settlemyer works as a research scientist, hosts …

Particles

Physicists demonstrate new method to make single photons

Scientists need individual photons for quantum cryptography and quantum computers. Leiden physicists have now experimentally demonstrated a new …

Quantum Physics

Academic Minute | The Large Hadron Collider and the Future of Physics

Academic Minute<p>The Large Hadron Collider and the Future of Physics<p>Could a new understanding of our universe be on the way? In today's Academic …

Large Hadron Collider

Some researchers in Texas part of DUNE particles experiment

Why is there something rather than nothing?<p>The Dallas Morning News reports for centuries, humans have grappled with this question by turning to …

Business

Thought Experiment Shows Why We Need Quantum Gravity

There are two theories we have that explain all the particles and their interactions in the known Universe: General Relativity and the Standard Model …

Quantum Mechanics

Metro Rail to alter alignment in phase II to prevent road cave-ins

After experiencing several road cave-ins in phase I, Chennai Metro Rail has decided to be cautious in phase II of the project that is likely to begin …

METRORail

2D RPG CrossCode will leave Early Access in September

Highly rated 2D action RPG CrossCode will leave Early Access in September, Radical Fish Games has announced.<p>If you haven’t heard of it before …

Indie Gaming

Paris Review - Ballplayer at Midnight

Mark Halliday<p>Issue 84, Summer 1982<p>On the third floor<br>I urinate into a white bowl<br>hearing cars on Taber Avenue<br>rolling busy through the dull cold night<p>Down the hall Julie must be falling<br>asleep in her green peeling room<br>she is used to being alone I tell myself<p>I wash hands gingerly because<br>my right little …

Literature

The Logos Categorical Approach to Quantum Mechanics: III. Relational Potential Coding and Quantum Entanglement Beyond Collapses, Pure States and Particle Metaphysics. - Philsci-Archive

de Ronde, Christian and Massri, Cesar (2018) <i>The Logos Categorical Approach to Quantum Mechanics: III. Relational Potential Coding and Quantum</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Fermi Science Playoff

Starquakes in Magnetar Storm<p>(click image for full size)<p>Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor detected a rapid-fire "storm" of high-energy blasts from a …

Astronomy

Car-size Spacecraft by NASA Will Study Sun More Closely Than Ever

The car-sized spacecraft called Parker Solar Probe is slated to lift off no earlier than August 6 on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, …

India News

How Many Neutrons Can You Cram Into an Atom?

Physicists in Japan have blasted out the heaviest calcium nuclei ever seen—each containing the 20 protons needed to make the element, but with a huge …

Neutrons

Science Fiction, From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Black Panther

From Mary Shelley’s <i>Frankenstein</i> to <i>Black Panther</i>. The history of science fiction gets a delightfully animated treatment.<p>*<p>How the Mesmerizing ‘Sibiu …

Mary Shelley

Brilliant Teaches Special Relativity

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>This is a sponsored post on behalf of Brilliant.<p>Most of us can state Einstein’s theory of relativity, but what does it mean …

Theory of Relativity

Feature: Unraveling hidden universe with Chinese wisdom - Xinhua

by Xinhua writer Yu Fei<p>BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Chang Jin, chief scientist of China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), nicknamed "Wukong" …

News (China)

Researchers report success with complex quantum states

Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have, for the first time, succeeded in producing, controlling and …

Quantum Physics