physics

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.

Have Scientists Detected Gravitational Waves for the First Time?

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Rumors are swirling that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has observed gravitational waves predicted over 100 years ago.

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

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A test that exploits a quirk of physics could make blood tests for certain diseases faster, cheaper, and easily performed.

Lisa Pathfinder launches to test space 'ripples' technology

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The satellite will test the technologies needed to detect gravitational waves, the warping of space-time produced by cataclysmic events in the cosmos.

Cooling liquids with a laser

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.