Physics

First Quantum Knot Finally Created

Scientists have long predicted the possibility of tying knots in quantum fields, but no one has been able to observe, let alone make,...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 3:52PM

Here's Why Spider-Man Would Need Size 100 Feet to Scale Walls

A human could climb walls like Spider-Man, but they would need really, really big feet.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 11:13AM

Comets Aren't What’s Causing KIC 8462852 to Dim

Not long ago, KIC 8462852 was making waves in the news due to some of its weird behaviors. Astronomers had determined that the star...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 3:53PM

Did Scientists Finally Detect Gravitational Waves?

Yesterday morning, Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at ASU, tweeted that he had received confirmation of a long-standing rumor that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 2:01PM

Galactoseismology: How Earthquakes in Space Can Help Us Find Black Holes

Scientists have come up with some pretty far-out methods in the ongoing hunt for dark matter. A new field, pioneered by RIT...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 12:52PM

Scientists Are Currently Creating Real-Life Force Fields for Spaceships

Science fiction could once again become science fact if scientists succeed in their goal to create real-life force fields for...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 03 January 2016 - 5:55PM

Watch: Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene Discusses the Possibility of Time Travel

Though the possibility of traveling to the future has been known since Einstein came up with the theory of relativity, most people...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 7:46PM

The Likelihood of Comets Hitting Earth Is Higher Than We Thought

An asteroid armageddon has seemed more and more far-fetched in recent years, but is it more likely than we thought? According to a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 2:55PM

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM

Secure Quantum Teleportation Can Be Achieved Using Einstein's "Spooky" Steering

It's unclear whether scientists will ever be able to achieve teleportation in the "beam me up, Scotty" sense, in which physical matter...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 1:04PM

Watch an Amazing Simulation of the Spinning Turbulence Inside a Star

Stars look perfectly serene when we see them from Earth, but beneath the surface, they're filled with turbulent storms as a result of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 2:34PM

Here's How Fast Superman Would Have to Fly Around the Earth to Reverse Its Spin

In the 1978 Superman film, Superman travels back in time by flying around the Earth at such high speeds that he reverses the spin of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 12:34PM

The Sun Could Release "Superflares" with the Power of a Billion Megaton Bombs

The sun regularly produces flares, or sudden releases of energy that have the energy of up to 100 million megaton bombs. But according...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 10:59AM

New Study Shows That "Alien Dyson Sphere" Is Most Likely a Cloud of Comets

Last month, astronomers detected a bizarre light pattern emitting from a star in a faraway galaxy that seemed to defy explanation,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 2:14PM

Destruction of Mars's Moon Could Lead to Saturn-Like Rings

Earlier this month, NASA reported that Mars's moon Phobos is gradually falling apart. Now, scientists from UC Berkeley have calculated...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 2:40PM

Scientists Create a Real-Life Freeze Ray

Mr. Freeze is arriving on Gotham sometime next year, and as it turns out, a real-life Mr. Freeze could be making an appearance even...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 2:42PM

Watch: "Super Science Friends" Features Superpowered Famous Scientists Fighting Nazis

Super Science Friends, a humor web series that was successfully funded through Kickstarter last year, has published their first...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 10:30AM

Miguel Chevalier's Illustration of Stephen Hawking's Research Will Blow Your Mind

Cambridge University has no shortage of great names on its list of alumni, from Isaac Newton to Arthur Eddington, the University has...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 5:50PM

Here's Why the 15 Days of Darkness Rumor Is a Hoax

Every once in a while, a ridiculous apocalyptic rumor hits the internet, like the 2012 Mayan calendar doomsday predictions or recent...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 1:11PM

There May Have Once Been 9 Planets in the Solar System After All

In a study recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, it’s theorized that the solar system may have once had nine planets...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 7:42PM