Experts cast doubt on Big Bang bolstering discovery
Astrophysicists are casting doubt on what just recently was deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born: the observation of gravitational waves that apparently rippled through space right ...
Amazon set to launch streaming music service
US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Study finds weird magic ingredient for quantum computing
A form of quantum weirdness is a key ingredient for building quantum computers according to new research from a team at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).
No evidence of the double nature of neutrinos
After two years of searching for a special radioactive decay that would provide an indication of new physics beyond the standard model, an experiment deep under ground near Carlsbad has so far found no evidence ...
Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth
Known as a gamma-ray burst, the intense light captured in the night sky resulted from one of the biggest and hottest explosions in the universe, occurring shortly after the Big Bang.Intense light from the ...
Table-top supernova: Amplification of cosmic magnetic fields replicated (w/ Video)
Astrophysicists have established that cosmic turbulence could have amplified magnetic fields to the strengths observed in interstellar space.
Apple adds more swagger with $3B Beats acquisition (Update)
Apple is buying more flair, swagger and song-picking savvy with its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist founded by rapper Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, one ...
Swift satellite gets ringing endorsement from NASA
An astronomical satellite, of which the University of Leicester and the Mullard Space Science Laboratory of University College London are key partners, has received a ringing endorsement from NASA.
Music streaming is 'game changer' for record companies: Universal
Stiff competition among technology giants for a share of the burgeoning online music streaming market has given traditional record companies a much-needed boost, a top Universal executive said Thursday.
Very distant galaxy cluster confirmed
The structures and star populations of massive galaxies appear to change as they age, but much about how these galaxies formed and evolved remains mysterious. Many of the oldest and most massive galaxies ...
The Universe broke its rising 'fever' about 11 billion years ago (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —An international team, led by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, has found evidence that the Universe broke its rising 'fever' about 11 billion years ago.
Student shows James Webb Space Telescope will be able to observe afterglows from earliest gamma-ray bursts
A 25-year-old PhD student from Perth, Australia, has had his research recognized by NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute for its contribution to their upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be ...
Radiation from early universe found key to answer major questions in physics
(Phys.org) —Astrophysicists at UC San Diego have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide an ...
Have cosmologists lost their minds in the multiverse?
The recent BICEP2 observations – of swirls in the polarisation of the cosmic microwave background – have been proclaimed as many things, from evidence of the Big Bang and gravitational waves to something ...