Black holes don't erase information, scientists say
The "information loss paradox" in black holes—a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years—may not exist.
Photon 'afterglow' could transmit information without transmitting energy
New way to calculate how long it would take to fall through a hole in the Earth
Physicists propose method to measure variations in the speed of light
Maze-solving automatons can repair broken circuits (w/ video)
Team finds 'tipping point' between quantum and classical worlds
If we are ever to fully harness the power of light for use in optical devices, it is necessary to understand photons - the fundamental unit of light. Achieving such understanding, however, is easier said than done. That's ...
Quantum Criticality in life's proteins (Update)
DIY particle physics
A team of two undergraduate students and their adviser at Missouri Southern State University has built a type of particle detector usually found only at large research organizations like CERN.
Flip-flopping black holes spin to the end of the dance
When black holes tango, one massive partner spins head over heels (or in this case heels over head) until the merger is complete, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in a paper published ...
Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for use in 'unconventional' computing
As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors—the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on—are being ...
Scientists succeed in linking two different quantum systems
Physicists at the Universities of Bonn and Cambridge have succeeded in linking two completely different quantum systems to one another. In doing so, they have taken an important step forward on the way to a quantum computer. ...
Biologists show how the evolution of physical traits can influence behavior
For many male African cichlid fish, the best way to attract a mate is to build a really nice pit or sand castle on a lake bottom.
Short circuit delays particle hunter machine restart
A short-circuit at the world's largest proton smasher has indefinitely delayed the particle-hunting machine's planned restart, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Wednesday.
Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?
A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.