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Physicists plan to build a bigger LHC

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2013 02:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Accelerator ring would be 100 kilometres around and run at seven times the energy of the Large Hadron Collider.

'Perfect' Electron Roundness Bruises Supersymmetry

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2013 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
This may sounds nice for the little electron, but to one of the big physics theories beyond the standard model, it’s very bad news.

New evidence that plants get their energy using quantum entanglement

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A feature of plants that cannot be explained by classical physics alone, but which quantum mechanics answers quite nicely.

A New Physics Theory of Life

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it.

Dark matter hunt:

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The quest to find the most mysterious particles in the Universe is entering a critical phase:

China plans colliders that would dwarf CERN's LHC.

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.

Holographic universe experiment begins

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The Holometer experiment will test whether our universe is coded into 2D packets many trillion times smaller than an atom.

What Is the Universe? Mind Bending Answers From Physics

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Science says the universe could be a hologram, a computer program, a black hole or a bubble; and there are ways to check.

When dark matter collides

Posted in Science on 21st Sep, 2014 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are closer to seeing a vast, invisible universe.

Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes can exist at the same time.

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The problem of the arrow of time has been boggling minds forever...

Why didn't the universe collapse after the Big Bang?

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Gravity may soon get the credit for saving the whole universe.

Complex life may be possible in only 10% of all galaxies

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Stellar explosions called gamma ray bursts emit beams of radiation that could render 90% of galaxies barren of complex life.

Top 10 physics breakthroughs listed

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Landing on a comet, nuclear fusion with lasers and a tractor beam are among the 10 physics breakthroughs of 2014, as chosen by a leading science magazine.

Adding Water to Some Solids Can Actually Make Them Stronger

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Adding drops of water into solid materials can actually increase their strength and changes their other properties in interesting and useful ways.

Study finds possible alternative explanation for dark energy

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 10:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Dark energy is an unknown form of energy that is proposed to drive the accelerated expansion of the universe.

Simulation creates a universe with galaxies like the real deal

Posted in Software on 31st Dec, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers have created a simulation of the universe that includes realistic galaxies enabling better research into how the cosmos evolved over the past 14 billion years.

Could we travel to other parts of our galaxy via a giant wormhole?

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2015 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
There could be a space-time tunnel (wormhole) in our galaxy that would allow us to travel to a distant location.

NASA confirms results for 'impossible' space drive that uses no rocket fuel

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Using microwaves, the device seemed to exert a minute but measurable degree of thrust when mounted on a pendulum in a vacuum chamber.

Dark matter even darker than once thought

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The results show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.

Dark matter becomes less 'ghostly'

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2015 07:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Dark matter makes up 27% of the known Universe. For the first time, it may have been caught interacting with other dark matter in a cluster 1.4 billion light-years away.

Is NASA one step closer to electromagnetic drive?

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2015 08:41 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA is reportedly working on technology that could take us to the moon faster than a cross-country flight.

Advanced Ligo gravitational wave hunt is green lit

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2015 09:20 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the great physics experiments of our age looks ready to begin its quest: A pair of widely separated laboratories will be hunting for gravitational waves.

Student proves existence of plasma tubes floating above Earth

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant, invisible, moving plasma tubes fill the skies above Earth.

Big Rip will end the universe, scientists claim

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The Big Rip is that eventually even the constituents of matter would start separating from each other. All the atoms would be ripped apart.

Alien Auroras Found, 1 Million Times Brighter Than Any On Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2015 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Auroras, the displays of colors in the sky known on Earth as northern or southern lights, are also seen on all of the other planets with magnetic fields in the solar system.

New study tracks the death of our Universe

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2015 09:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study has measured 200,000 galaxies in an effort to chart the rate at which our Universe is outputting energy, and effectively dying.

Ghostly Particles from Outer Space Detected in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep in the Antarctic ice, an observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside our galaxy and beyond the Milky Way.

UCLA physicist tests theories of dark energy by mimicking the vacuum of space

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Dark energy causes galaxies to accelerate away from one another, and constitutes the majority of the universe's energy and mass.

Lisa Pathfinder Experiment: Gravity quest set to go into orbit

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves.

New 'stealth dark matter' theory may explain mystery of the universe’s missing mass

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2015 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
A new theory that may explain why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based experiments has been developed.

Warmest ever superconductor works at Antarctic temperatures

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2015 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A material has been shown to transmit electricity with no resistance at the highest temperatures ever: the chilly conditions you might experience in Antarctica.

Simulation models universe from near birth until today

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2015 01:14 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the largest cosmological simulations ever performed, has modeled the evolution of the universe from just 50 million years after the Big Bang to the present day.

A Satellite Mishap is Allowing Physicists to Test Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Two wayward satellites are being repurposed to provide the most accurate assessment yet of how gravity affects the passage of time.

Astronomers Spot Neutrinos Released 1 Second after Big Bang

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The cosmic neutrino background could provide more details about the universe as it once was.

Cooling liquids with a laser

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2015 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could 'point cool' tiny areas with a focused point of light. Microprocessors might someday use a laser beam to cool components in computer chips to prevent overheating.

Lisa Pathfinder launches to test space 'ripples' technology

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The satellite will test the technologies needed to detect gravitational waves, the warping of space-time produced by cataclysmic events in the cosmos.

A Quirk of Physics Could Give Us a Fast, Cheap Way To Diagnose Diseases

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A test that exploits a quirk of physics could make blood tests for certain diseases faster, cheaper, and easily performed.

Have Scientists Detected Gravitational Waves for the First Time?

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Rumors are swirling that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has observed gravitational waves predicted over 100 years ago.

DIAS teams up with Japan for space telescope mission

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has teamed up with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) to launch a new powerful space telescope into orbit.

Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Detected For The First Time

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2016 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Gravitational waves are created when masses accelerate. The gravitational wave signal detected matches the exact signal expected from two merging black holes.

Earth barraged by supernovae millions of years ago, debris found on the Moon

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
An explosion close enough to have lethal effects on Earth is expected to happen 1.5 times every billion years.

Yuri Milner is spending $100 million to prove out laser pushed nanosails that would reach 5% of lightspeed

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Milner wants a probe that could travel to Alpha Centauri within a generation, and he's recruited Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking.

Tim Peake's space seeds on their way to schools

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space. Tim Peake has launched a mass experiment to grow the seeds.

The Universe is expanding faster than physics can explain

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The most precise measurement ever made of the current rate of expansion of the Universe has been achieved by physicists, and there’s a problem:

Mysterious Heavy Ion Beams Above Mars Explained

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's latest mission to Mars has uncovered the origins of fast-moving streams of particles high above the planet, flowing against the solar wind.

Hubble Telescope clocks a faster rate of cosmic expansion

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2016 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought.

Gigantic space-based test to detect gravitational waves

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jun, 2016 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A full-scale gravitational wave observatory in space would be able to detect fluctuations caused by the mergers of supermassive black holes in galaxies anywhere.

Einstein was right (again): gravitational waves detected a second time

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2016 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The first detection of gravitational waves was made in September, It created a scientific sensation and was a benchmark in physics.

China to launch 'hack-proof' quantum satellite next month

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jul, 2016 06:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Technology is first step towards building unbreakable network of communications based on cutting-edge physics.

Physicists Go Hunting for Consciousness

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
It was only recently that physicists shifted their attentions from concepts like the Big Bang, quantum information and began tendering their two cents on consciousness.

The 'impossible' EM Drive is to be tested in space

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists will finally figure out if it really is possible for a rocket engine to generate thrust without any kind of exhaust or propellant.

Brains and AI Neural networks are powerful thanks to physics, not math

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2016 09:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The very nature of the universe helps deep learning computers solve problems quickly.

Research shows the universe is expanding uniformly

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2016 04:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn't stretching in a preferred direction or spinning.

Are we alone? if we are typical, then probably yes

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2017 06:07 AM
by Alex Muller
If Earth is typical, then it isn't possible for any other technological civilizations to exist at the same time as us.

Icy molecules hold 25,000 gigabytes in a space the size of a quarter

Posted in Science on 28th Aug, 2017 04:12 AM
by Alex Muller
A major breakthrough in the field of molecular data storage proving that high volumes of data can effectively be stored in individual molecules.

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