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
Soap films with complex shapes shed light on the formation of mathematical singularities (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Soap films with complex shapes shed light on the formation of mathematical singularities, which occur in a broad range of fields.
Astrophysicists duo propose Planck star as core of black holes
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 ...
Scientists reach milestone in study of emergent magnetism
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have reached a milestone in the study of emergent magnetism.
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 ...
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.
Cosmologist suggests universe might not be expanding after all
Theorists apply loop quantum gravity theory to black hole
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 ...
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 art of invisibility and the perfect cat's eye
(PhysOrg.com) -- In recent years scientists have explored the impossible by developing invisibility or 'cloaking' devices, but can the same technology also help make things more visible?