By using a special light beam known as a ring-Airy beam, scientists have managed to concentrate light rings into a “bullet” which provides more control and precision than a conventional laser is capable of.
The Sun’s two hemispheres inverse in polarity approximately every 11 years, and scientists are now saying that the current cycle of change may have already begun.
Two scientists believe the Higgs boson could explain the creation of dark matter in the early universe and imbalance between matter and anti-matter.
Science can’t explain what happens in a black hole; the laws of physics literally break down beyond their event horizons. Now, we may finally have an explanation.
For decades cesium atomic clocks have been widely instrumental in helping scientists and engineers perform precision experiments and considered to be the most accurate time instruments ever developed. Now a team of physicists claims to have developed a pair of clocks so precise that they can keep time with the precision of one part in
Last year, MIT Game Labs released a physics simulating game called “A slower speed of light”. The game, which is available for free on PC, Linux and Mac, is centered around collecting orbs which lower the speed of light successively until you manage to bring it down to zero. Now, the engine which powers the
The Prince Rupert's Drop is a piece of glass with unique properties which both serves as an excellent demonstration of physics, and shows the strength and fragility of glass.
A recalculation of the humanity’s survival chances, according to the ‘Universal Doomsday Argument’, improves the odds of our long-term survival. On top of that, if we find a way to reduce existential threats, like asteroid strikes or nuclear wars, we can hope to be one of the long-lived civilizations of the universe.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley just invented the first ever set of graphene earphones. Graphene, which is a single layer of the purest carbon known, is also the thinnest and one of the strongest materials known to man.
Scientists have turned another idea from fantasy and science fiction into reality with the development of an “invisibility cloak,” which was demonstrated at the TED conference.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, has shut down for a two year period for maintenance and upgrades designed to restore it to peak efficiency.
Chinese scientists have built and tested a British inventor’s design of a new type of space propulsion drive. Once scoffed as an impossible device by his British counterparts, China says that it not only works but it will change the satellite industry in a positive way.
It seems North Korea’s latest propaganda video showing the United States in flames used images from Modern Warfare 3. This came soon after North Korea’s announcement that they would be detonating a nuclear bomb.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to refurbish older satellites that are still in orbit. Satellites that cannot be upgraded would be harvested for recycling rather than letting them burn up in reentry.
A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered the first evidence of the Quantum Spin Liquid magnetic state within Herbertsmithite minerals.
It’s official now – Boeing and the US Air Force have successfully demonstrated a working electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) device over a military compound in the Utah desert. A spokesperson for Boeing stated, "Today we turned science fiction into science fact.”
Physicists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) say they have achieved an astounding data-transfer speed of 339 gigabits per second, which is equivalent to 1 million 2 hour movies per day.
The mystery of why hydrogen (the main ingredient of starts) is undetectable in the most distant regions of the universe may have been solved by Australian physicists. It looks like supermassive black holes lurking in the heart of distant galaxies could be to blame for the 'missing' hydrogen in the early universe.
A new Kickstarter project is looking to build a prototype electric pulsed plasma jet thruster, and the engineers behind the project say this could be used for reliable, high performance, low cost interplanetary space transportation.
The study represents a major breakthrough in the field, showing how thermodynamic forces can be used to manipulate growth of nanoparticles into superparticles with unprecedented precision.