Why bigger accelerators are better in particle physics
While the world's largest circular particle accelerator – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – will continue operation for the next few years, scientists have already started the conversation to build a much bigger, post-LHC circular acc ...
Repulsive gravity as an alternative to dark energy (Part 2: In the quantum vacuum)
World's most powerful MRI gets set to come online
Irish mathematicians explain why Guinness bubbles sink (w/ video)
Researchers use computer simulations developed for aircraft design to improve treatment of human airways
A more accurate and successful, yet complex approach used in designing an airplane is now taking off in the health care industry. The end result is helping patients with pulmonary disorders breathe easier, ...
An end in sight in the long search for gravity waves
Our unfolding understanding of the universe is marked by epic searches and we are now on the brink of discovering something that has escaped detection for many years.
Errors on Viking sun compass hint at alternative purpose
Model-independent measurement of dark matter mass could lead to future discoveries
Magnetic shell provides unprecedented control of magnetic fields
Englert and Higgs win Nobel physics prize (Update 4)
Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, but little more than a year since the world's biggest atom smasher delivered the proof, Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgian colleague Francois Englert won ...
Scientists discover second purpose for vortex generators
Repulsive gravity as an alternative to dark energy (Part 1: In voids)
Blackbody radiation induces attractive force stronger than gravity
Physicists discover 'quantum droplet' in semiconductor
JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet.