Monday, December 18, 2017
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The Quest for Absolute Zero Turns Up Strange and Surreal Superfluids

Getting anything down to true absolute zero-where there is no atomic movement whatsoever-is probably a physical impossibility. But in our quest to see how...

Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes the Dawn of a Whole New...

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded on Tuesday to German physicist Rainer Weiss and American physicists Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for "for...

These Black Holes Merged Nearly Two Billion Years Ago and We...

On Wednesday, representatives of the Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations confirmed weeks of speculation about the possible detection of a new wave, or...

LIGO’s Four Gravitational Wave Detections Come From Off-Kilter Black Hole Mergers

Two years ago, an entirely new field of astronomy was born when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) directly detected a gravitational wave...

Was Albert Einstein Really a Bad Student Who Failed Maths?

There is huge news in the science world: Scientists just announced that they have detected gravitational waves from the merging of two black holes...

To Understand Your Past, Look to Your Future – Issue 36:...

You're thinking about time all wrong, according to our best physical theories. In Einstein's general theory of relativity, there's no conceptual distinction between the...

Black hole smashup generated yottawatts of power

36 septillion yottawatts were released during collision Yottawatt YOT-ah-wat n.: 1 million billion billion wattsThat's a lotta watts. And a lot...

Traveling Faster Than Light? Four Phenomena That Put the Cosmic Speed...

The Cosmic Speed LimitThe speed of light is widely known to be the absolute pinnacle of movement. When Albert Einstein first entwined mass and...

The long road to detecting gravity waves

The January e-mail from Syracuse University physicist Peter Saulson caught me off guard. It probably shouldn't have, since I had been anticipating the news...

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

WASHINGTON - Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.The historic...