- In Case You Were Worried, Einstein's Relativity Survives Neutrino Test
Physicists working to disprove "Lorentz invariance"-- Einstein's prediction that matter and massless particles will behave the same no matter how they're turned or how fast they go-- won't get that satisfaction from muon neutrinos ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 16 2008 - 12:37am
- Can There Be 'Quantum Darwinism?'
Did you know there was such a thing as 'Quantum Darwinism'? Indeed there is, and it postulates the theory that quantum mechanical states are selected and reproduced. Theoretical proof of stable and measurable states extending over two quantum do ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2008 - 9:54am
- Mystery of Tonnes of He (Large Hadron Collider)
Mystery is unfolding at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Six tonnes of helium, not one as told before in the LHC news, were released accidentally into the tunnel. That is 40 percent of the helium inventory at the sector 3-4 as documented in an interim summ ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Jan 8 2009 - 9:07pm
- 'Soap Bubble' Galaxies And A 'Filament' Of Dark Matter That Connects Them
Despite thousands of years of research, astronomers know next to nothing about how the universe is structured. One theory is that large galaxies are clustered together on structures similar to giant soap bubbles, with tinier galaxies sprinkled on the surfa ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2008 - 1:06pm
- Spatial Distribution Of Individual Atoms In Bose-Einstein Condensate Get Some Visibility
Scientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have, for the first time, succeeded in rendering the spatial distribution of individual atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate visible. Bose-Einstein condensates are small, ultracold gas clouds which, due ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2008 - 10:41pm
- Dark Energy? No, Phantom Energy, Say These Cosmologists
We believe we know a lot about the universe but there's a lot left to be explained, especially about its origins. A team of cosmologists from the University of the Basque Country are searching for a model that best explains how the universe evolved- m ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 21 2008 - 8:46pm
- Computing In The Nucleus Of An Atom Achieved (Insert Your Holy Grail Comparison Here)
Quantum computing is the Holy Grail of processing. The analogy is apt because, like that relic of legend, no one is sure exactly what it looks like but we all know it has awesome power. Another step towards quantum computing was achieved when an inter ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2008 - 5:16pm
- Sun's Surface, Core And Radiative Zone All Spin At Different Rates
The dense, hot, radioactive core of the Sun rotates significantly more slowly than the layer next to it, the radiative zone, a Stanford solar physicist has concluded. According to Peter Sturrock, professor emeritus of applied physics, the idea of a slower ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2008 - 12:58pm
- Magnetic Water's Memory Effect
Water is the most common and important material in nature but exactly what is water on earth and what properties does it have? It's a more challenging problem than people think. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2009 - 11:07am
- The Waning Search For Primordial Antimatter
Scientists have long been on the hunt for evidence of antimatter, matter's arch nemesis and a staple of science fiction in the last century, that might be left over from the very early Universe. But the latest results using data from NASA's Cha ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2008 - 9:54am