Physics

Researchers Claim Parallel Universes Interact with Each Other

Parallel universes are generally understood as just that: parallel. By definition, they don't impact each other, because they never...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 28 November 2016 - 5:20PM

TED Ed: How Einstein Revolutionized Our View of The Universe in One 'Miracle Year'

What made Albert Einstein a synonym for "absolute genius"? You've no doubt heard the phrases "special relativity" and "E equals MC...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 November 2016 - 3:33PM

Is the Death Star Big Enough to Create Its Own Gravity?

If you didn't make it to Outer Places' panel on the science of Star Wars this year at Comic-Con, here's the next best thing: a video...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 November 2016 - 2:15PM

The James Webb Space Telescope is Finally Complete

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was conceptualized two decades ago and has faced setbacks that have changed it’s estimated...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 7:37PM

According to Two PhDs, Scientists Already Have the Genophage from Mass Effect

We've spoken in the past about Mass Effect's use of quantum entanglement to create a communicator that can transmit messages securely...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 2:05PM

A New Experiment Just Teleported a Particle and Pioneered the Quantum Internet

Before we're flooded with quotations of "Beam me up, Scotty" (and the obnoxious people who know it's actually "Scotty, beam me up"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 1:29PM

Could The Flash Launch a Rocket Out of Earth's Atmosphere?

Ridiculously nerdy question of the day: if The Flash acted as rocket fuel by literally running out the back of a rocket, could he...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 September 2016 - 2:20PM

Juno’s First Flyby Reveals Jupiter’s North Pole is Like Nothing We’ve Ever Imagined

NASA has just received the first data and images of Jupiter’s north pole from the Juno spacecraft, and what they’ve found is...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 02 September 2016 - 3:15PM

The Observable Universe is 320 Million Light-Years Smaller Than We Previously Believed

The Planck satellite has recently gathered data that has led to some new calculations regarding the size of the observable universe....

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 4:06PM

Here's Why Lightsabers Don't Burn Your Hands Off

As we all know, in the Star Wars universe people get their hands cut off--a lot. So much, in fact, that it's become more of a running...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 2:15PM

Microscopic Black Holes with the Mass of the Moon Might Be Shooting Through the Universe

Black holes are some of the most mysterious (and most frightening) features in our Universe. But as it turns out, they might be even...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 August 2016 - 12:41PM

NASA Makes All of Their Scientific Research Available for Free

While the internet can be something of a mixed bag, one of the most positive developments of the internet age is the accessibility of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 11:38AM

Watch Scientists Levitate a Golf Ball-Sized Object With a Real-Life Tractor Beam

Star Trek introduced the idea of a tractor beam, a beam of light that can pull objects towards it, with "Beam me up, Scotty!", and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 12:33PM

How the Upside Down from "Stranger Things" Could Actually Exist

Spoilers for Stranger Things season 1 follow!If you've watched the first season of Stranger Things (and if not, what are you waiting...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 1:59PM

NASA's "AstrOlympics" Explains the Science Behind Olympic Events

The Olympic Games in Rio are officially underway, and to celebrate, NASA is holding an "Olympics" of their own. Their new project, the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 11:55AM

Don't Panic, Asteroid Bennu Won't Destroy the Earth

In September, NASA will launch their OSIRIS-REx mission, which will see NASA send a space probe to asteroid 101955 Bennu, take a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 - 10:10AM

Largest Map Ever Made Covers 1.2 Million Galaxies

Scientists have just created the largest map ever made: a three-dimensional model of 1.2 million galaxies, which measures the presence...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 17 July 2016 - 12:33PM

Study Says the Big Bang Might Actually Have Been a "Big Bounce"

For many years, the "Big Bang" has been the accepted explanation for the formation of the universe as we know it today. But according...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 5:40PM

Scientists Observe Material "Wobbling" Around a Black Hole

For the first time ever, researchers have observed the strange "gravitational vortex" that causes matter to "wobble" around a black...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 2:15PM

Can Imaginary Numbers Solve the Problem of Faster-Than-Light Travel?

Faster-than-light travel, or "warp speed," is a ubiquitous trope in science fiction, but could the science ever hold up in real life?...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 1:44PM