Integral spots matter a millisecond from doom
ESA's Integral gamma-ray observatory has spotted extremely hot matter just a millisecond before it plunges into the oblivion of a black hole. But is it really doomed? These unique observations suggest that ...
Earth's outer core deprived of oxygen: study
The composition of the Earth's core remains a mystery. Scientists know that the liquid outer core consists mainly of iron, but it is believed that small amounts of some other elements are present as well. Oxygen ...
Physicists Begin Quest for 'Higgs' Particle at European Collider
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than two dozen UC San Diego physicists and technicians began their long-awaited quest last week in a research facility below the Swiss-French border to find a hypothetical subatomic particle ...
Best of Last Week – speed of light may be wrong, fungus fights resistant bacteria and link between pesticides and autism
Computer simulations suggest graphynes may be even more useful than graphene
CERN and colliding theories
Findings that showed faster-than-light travel were released to the public too soon.
In the early universe, rapid expansion or something very weird
(PhysOrg.com) -- The widely-accepted theory of cosmic inflation states that our universe expanded rapidly in the moments after its birth, resulting in the immense expanse we see today.
'God particle' out of hiding places: CERN chief
The elusive Higgs Boson, known as the "God particle", is -- if it exists -- running out of places to hide, the head of the mammoth experiment designed to find it said on Thursday.
Through hardship to the stars
"Humanity's adventurous, stubborn, mad and glorious aspiration to reach the stars" is the subject of Physics World's lead feature in January.
Astrophysicists suggest behavior of Fermi bubbles may be explained by dark matter
Forget about leprechauns, engineers are catching rainbows
(Phys.org)—University at Buffalo engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology ...
Direct imaging confirms the importance of electron-electron interactions in graphene
(Phys.org) -- Perhaps no other material is generating as much excitement in the electronics world as graphene, sheets of pure carbon just one atom thick through which electrons can race at nearly the speed ...
(Phys.org)—This movie from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a fast moving jet of particles produced by a rapidly rotating neutron star, and may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest ...
Fastest movie in the world recorded: Scientists develop a method to film nanostructures
When we catch a cold, the immune system steps in to defend us. This is a well-known biological fact, but is difficult to observe directly. Processes at a molecular level are not only miniscule, they are often ...