Maze-solving automatons can repair broken circuits (w/ video)
Loophole in theory offers insight into the 'lithium problem'
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(Phys.org)—It was an interesting week for physics research—most of the big news was centered around space, the cosmos or how things came to be as they are. One team of physicists offered a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe—suggesting t ...
Popper's experiment realized again—but what does it mean?
NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs
A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light. Detecting this emission would provide ...
Study shows Moon engulfed in permanent, lopsided dust cloud
The moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud that increases in density when annual events like the Geminids spew shooting stars, according to a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder.
Saturn's outer ring much bigger than thought
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Scientists see ripples of a particle-separating wave in primordial plasma
Scientists in the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle accelerator exploring nuclear physics and the building blocks of matter at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven ...
Best of Last Week – Study backs Standard Model, splitting an electron and human attention span now shorter than goldfish
Three-decade quest backs physics' 'Standard Model'
Scientists on Wednesday said that after a nearly three-decade bid they had detected a telltale change in a sub-atomic particle, further backing a key theory about the Universe.
New nanomaterials inspired by bird feathers play with light to create color
Inspired by the way iridescent bird feathers play with light, scientists have created thin films of material in a wide range of pure colors—from red to green—with hues determined by physical structure ...
New shield makes certain types of searches for physics beyond Standard Model possible for first time
The Standard Model of particle physics, sometimes called "The Theory of Almost Everything," is the best set of equations to date that describes the universe's fundamental particles and how they interact. ...