physics

Tim Peake's space seeds on their way to schools

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

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.

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
by Alex Muller

Milner wants a probe that could travel to Alpha Centauri within a generation, and he's recruited Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking.

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

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

An explosion close enough to have lethal effects on Earth is expected to happen 1.5 times every billion years.

Einsteins Gravitational Waves Detected For The First Time

Posted in Featured, Science on 12th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Gravitational waves are created when masses accelerate. The gravitational wave signal detected matches the exact signal expected from two merging black holes.

DIAS teams up with Japan for space telescope mission

Posted in Featured, Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

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.