Physicists hope to tie light beams in knots
Grey is the new black hole: is Stephen Hawking right?
Over the past few days, the media has cried out the recent proclamation from Stephen Hawking that black holes, a mystery of both science and science fiction, do not exist. ...
New String-Theory Notion Redefines the Big Bang
Physicists find a new state of matter in a 'transistor'
McGill University researchers have discovered a new state of matter, a quasi-three- dimensional electron crystal, in a material very much like those used in the fabrication of modern transistors. This discovery could have ...
Scientists revisit 1833 hydrogen production experiment
Physicists Develop Test for 'String Theory'
For decades, scientists have taken issue with “string theory”—a theory of the universe which contends that the fundamental forces and matter of nature can be reduced to tiny one-dimensional filaments called strings—because ...
The world's lowest noise laser: Researchers outsmart quantum physics
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Leibniz University of Hanover have produced a laser beam of especially high quality. In doing so, they have achieved a new world record ...
Scientists find first evidence that many universes exist
A Matter of Fact: NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter
Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct ...
World's Largest Quantum Bell Test Spans Three Swiss Towns
Fusion scientist revives magnetic mirror machine with cool new idea
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.
Physicists find way to 'see' extra dimensions
Peering backward in time to an instant after the big bang, physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised an approach that may help unlock the hidden shapes of alternate dimensions of the universe.