Physics

Advancing Artificial Intelligence Using Quantum Mechanics

As the tasks which we entrust to artificial intelligence become increasingly important and complex, the ability to program adequate...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 1:36PM

Higgs Boson May Have Stabilized Our Early Universe

The relatively recent discovery of the Higgs boson explains why particles have mass, but it may also explain the expansion of our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 10:52AM

How Early Black Holes Grew to Be Billions of Times the Mass of Our Sun

Supermassive black holes at the ends of our universe may have grown extremely rapidly after the Big Bang, allowing them to grow to a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 3:23PM

Did a Black Hole Give Birth to Our Universe?

Did the Big Bang begin inside a four-dimensional black hole? Researchers from the Perimeter Institute have published research which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 4:43PM

Mini-Supernova Creates a Zombie Star

When a relatively weak supernova tries to obliterate a star that just refuses to die, it leaves a zombie star. Researchers from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 4:42PM

The Universe as a Mathematical Structure May Justify Multiverse Theory

Is our entire universe a mathematical structure? Does life consist of a specific pattern of spacetime? Are there multiverses with...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 10:49AM

The Science Behind Frozen: Queen Elsa is More Powerful Than an A-Bomb

How powerful would Queen Elsa have to be to freeze the kingdom of Arendelle? McMaster University student Aaron Goldberg asks this...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 1:40PM

Science Has Some Issues With Superman's Superpowers

Superman may be the most famous superhero of all time, but science has a few bones to pick with him. Students at the University of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 9:58AM

The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can a Particle Be Separated from Its Properties?

Can a property of an object be physically separated from the object itself? Physicists have long theorized a tenet of quantum...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 12:31PM

Three New Experiments May Discover the Nature of Dark Matter

Dark matter is theorized to comprise 85% of the total matter in the universe, but we have no idea what it is. It is a hypothetical...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 3:59PM

Criticisms of Einstein's Theory of Relativity May Mean that Alien Probes Have Reached Earth

Mathematicians from the University of Edinburgh calculated that alien probes may already have explored this galaxy.    In an...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 12:05PM

China Wants to Become Particle Collider Capital of the World

Two proposals to build "super colliders" may bring China to the forefront of particle physics. While Europe and the United States have...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 11:47AM

Are Dreams Interactions Between Quantum Parallel Worlds?

When we dream, are we peering into our "road not taken," or the life of one of our parallel universe counterparts? Probably not, but...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 5:00PM

White Holes: The Death of a Black Hole Gives Rise to Its Perfect Inverse?

Does a black hole explode into a "white hole" when it dies? Where a black hole is essentially an enormous vacuum from which nothing,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:05AM

Our Bubbly Universe: Physicists Work to Test Multiverse Theory

Is our universe just one of many? Scientists have long theorized that a "multiverse" is possible, but have never been able to prove it...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 1:32PM

Deepak Chopra and Berkeley Physicist Claim the Universe is One Giant Mind

"Nothing in Nature rules out a super-mind at the foundation of the cosmos."   Physician and religious theorist Deepak Chopra and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 1:54PM

Giant Underground Telescope Could Prove The Existence Of Gravitational Waves

Hida, the northernmost city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan-- researchers hope that the secret to proving the existence of gravitational...

Friday, 11 July 2014 - 1:58PM

When Sci-Fi Goes Wrong: Physicist Explains the Non-Science of The Core

Remember 'The Core'? That terrible movie with Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart where a team of scientists travel to Earth's core to save...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 - 10:59AM

The Speed of Light May Be Slower Than the Speed of Light

We might have to restart science.   The "speed of light" not only refers to the actual speed theorized from Einstein's theory of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 11:11AM

The Universe Should Have Collapsed After the Big Bang?

In the aftermath of the proposed evidence for inflation theory and the discovery of the Higgs boson, cosmologists from Kings College...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 11:01AM