physics

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

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Two wayward satellites are being repurposed to provide the most accurate assessment yet of how gravity affects the passage of time.

Simulation models universe from near birth until today

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

Warmest ever superconductor works at Antarctic temperatures

Posted in Featured, Science on 4th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

A material has been shown to transmit electricity with no resistance at the highest temperatures ever: the chilly conditions you might experience in Antarctica.

New 'stealth dark matter' theory may explain mystery of the universes missing mass

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new theory that may explain why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based experiments has been developed.

Lisa Pathfinder Experiment: Gravity quest set to go into orbit

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves.