Maglev launch assist technology may enable commercial space travel
Linux Evolution Reveals Origins of Curious Mathematical Phenomenon
Breakthrough: One step closer to nuclear fusion power station
The superconductivity research group of the University of Twente (UT) has made a technological breakthrough crucial to the success of nuclear fusion reactors, allowing for clean, inexhaustible energy generation ...
First experimental signs of a New Physics beyond the Standard Model
The Standard Model, which has given the most complete explanation up to now of the universe, has gaps, and is unable to explain phenomena like dark matter or gravitational interaction between particles. Physicists ...
Controversy-plagued superheavy element 118 finally created
Element 118 has been indirectly discovered in experiments conducted at the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Dubna, Russia by a collaboration of researchers from Russia's Joint Institute for Nuclear ...
Liquid Crystals Slow Light Pulses to a Snail's Pace
The science that stumped Einstein
In 1908, the physics world woke up to a puzzle whose layers have continued to stump the greatest scientists of the century ever since. That year, Dutch physicist Kamerlingh Onnes cooled mercury down to -450° ...
Light-emitting transistor uses light to transfer an electrical signal
New Dark Matter Candidate Proposed
Report: Scientists 'teleport' two photons
Scientists in Germany say they have successfully teleported the combined quantum state of two photons.
Einstein's gravity theory passes toughest test yet: Bizarre binary star system pushes study of relativity to new limits
(Phys.org) —A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive ...
Researchers may have solved information loss paradox to find black holes do not form
"Nothing there," is what Case Western Reserve University physicists concluded about black holes after spending a year working on complex formulas to calculate the formation of new black holes. In nearly 13 ...
How Time-Traveling Could Affect Quantum Computing
Plenty of nothing: A hole new quantum spin
Electronic devices are always shrinking in size but it's hard to imagine anything beating what researchers at the University of New South Wales have created: a tiny wire that doesn't even use electrons to carry a current.