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How foamy is spacetime?

Maybe not as foamy as some scientists thought, as a fresh look at a quasar first observed in 1998 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) shows. Physicists observed a diffraction pattern called an Airy ring around ...

Feb 10, 2006 4.8 / 5 (101) 1 feature

sQuba: World's First Underwater Car

A Swiss company called Rinspeed has recently announced its newest project: an underwater car. Named "sQuba," the car can both drive on roads, and then - at the push of a button - dive up to 10 meters (33 feet) ...

Dec 20, 2007 3.9 / 5 (124) 2 weblog

New motor first to be powered by living bacteria

A new motor designed by scientists from Japan offers the best of both worlds: the living and the non-living. The group built a hybrid micromachine that is powered by gliding bacteria which travels on an inorganic ...

Oct 12, 2006 4.7 / 5 (103) 0 feature

Do classical laws arise from quantum laws?

“The physics community is mostly divided into two groups,” Johannes Kofler tells PhysOrg.com. “One group believes that quantum theory is underlying the classical world, and that classical physics comes from the quantu ...

Nov 12, 2007 4.5 / 5 (105) 12 feature