Map of mysterious molecules in galaxy sheds new light on century-old puzzle
By analyzing the light of hundreds of thousands of celestial objects, Johns Hopkins astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have created a unique map of enigmatic molecules in our galaxy that are responsible ...
Math journal puts Rauzy fractcal image on the cover
An image created by geometer Edmund Harriss made the cover of the mathematics journal Notices, published by the American Mathematical Society. The image, created in collaboration with Bill Casselman, appear ...
Spontaneous wave function collapse can suppress acoustic Schrodinger cat states
Hubble finds telltale fireball after gamma ray burst
(Phys.org) —NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma-ray bursts are triggered by the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects, such as a pair ...
Rosetta's 67P comet compared to everything, including the Death Star
We've seen a bunch of pictures comparing Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with all kinds of cities and objects on Earth, but it's hard to put everything in perspective. Just how big is this thing? How big ...
Physicists propose measure of macroscopicity; Schrodinger's cat scores a 57
Microsoft debuts hologram goggles (w/ Video)
Microsoft unveiled headgear on Wednesday that overlays holograms on the real world, in what it touted as the next generation of computing.
Making big 'Schroedinger cats': Quantum research pushes boundary by testing micro theory for macro objects
Since Erwin Schroedinger's famous 1935 cat thought experiment, physicists around the globe have tried to create large scale systems to test how the rules of quantum mechanics apply to everyday objects.
Ultra-fast, the bionic arm can catch objects on the fly (w/ Video)
A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five-hundredths of a second.
Ultra high-speed camera ball-tracker at Japan lab uses mirrors (w/ video)
Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly.
Using the Sun to illuminate a basic mystery of matter
Antimatter has been detected in solar flares via microwave and magnetic-field data, according to a presentation by NJIT Research Professor of Physics Gregory D. Fleishman and two co-researchers at the 44th ...
A non-causal quantum eraser
Whether a quantum object behaves like a wave or like a particle depends (according to the Copenhagen interpretation) on the choice of measurement apparatus used for observing the system, and therefore on ...
Hubble image: Don't trust your eyes
(Phys.org)—The Universe loves to fool our eyes, giving the impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth. A good example can be seen in this spectacular image produced by ...