Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation
Could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole and ejected ...
Astrophysicists duo propose Planck star as core of black holes
Cosmologist suggests universe might not be expanding after all
The black hole at the birth of the Universe
Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe, propose a trio of Perimeter Institute researchers.
Theorists apply loop quantum gravity theory to black hole
The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part I)
Physicists investigate fate of five-dimensional black strings
Going Beyond Moore's Law by Using the Third Dimension
Scientists closer to making invisibility cloak a reality
J.K. Rowling may not have realized just how close Harry Potter's invisibility cloak was to becoming a reality when she introduced it in the first book of her best-selling fictional series in 1998. Scientists, however, have ...
A wrinkle in space-time: Math shows how shockwaves could crinkle space
Mathematicians at UC Davis have come up with a new way to crinkle up the fabric of space-time -- at least in theory.
The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part II)
Multiple steps toward the 'quantum singularity'
In early 2011, a pair of theoretical computer scientists at MIT proposed an optical experiment that would harness the weird laws of quantum mechanics to perform a computation impossible on conventional co ...
Penrose's and Hawking's early math award revisited
In 1966, it was Roger Penrose who won the prestigious Adams Prize for his essay "An analysis of the structure of space-time." The Adams Prize – named after the British mathematician John Couch Adams – ...