Engineers take big step toward using light instead of wires inside computers
(Phys.org)—Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead ...
Finding faster-than-light particles by weighing them
In a new paper accepted by the journal Astroparticle Physics, Robert Ehrlich, a recently retired physicist from George Mason University, claims that the neutrino is very likely a tachyon or faster-than-light par ...
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 ...
Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought
SheerWind claims its INVELOX wind turbine produces 600% more power
Study shows graphene able to withstand a speeding bullet
Enclosed tube maglev system tested in China
Japan's maglev train runs test at over 310 mph (w/ Video)
New kind of cosmic flash may reveal something never seen before: Birth of a black hole
(Phys.org) —When a massive star exhausts its fuel, it collapses under its own gravity and produces a black hole, an object so dense that not even light can escape its gravitational grip. According to a ...
Algorithm recovers speech from vibrations of potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were ...
Can you drive fast enough to avoid being clocked by speed cameras?
Anyone wanting to avoid being caught out by speed cameras can do so very simply - by obeying the speed limits.
New 311mph maglev train in Japan passes initial tests
Speed-of-light 'nano-camera' produces 3D translucent objects
A $500 "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab.