Physics

Astronomers May Have Found a New Way to Identify Exoplanets

There are currently a number of ways that astrophysicists are able to locate and discover the existence of exoplanets, including...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 31 October 2015 - 11:28AM

Modified Plasma Engine Could Get Humans to Mars on 100 Million Times Less Fuel

Although conventional chemical rocket thrusters could technically get us all the way to Mars, they need to burn fuel in order to run,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:04AM

Watch: Star Trek Tractor Beam Levitates Object Using Acoustic Holograms

We've seen many Star Trek-esque technologies come to fruition, including transparent aluminum, molecular scanners, and, of course,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 2:24PM

Watch: NASA Video Shows What Happens When a Star Is Sucked Into a Black Hole

NASA just discovered the exact mechanism by which a star is swallowed and consumed by a black hole, and they have a beautiful,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 10:57AM

Real-Life "Death Star" Has the Power to Destroy an Entire Planet

The Death Star of the Star Wars universe is a ship equipped with a planet-destroying laser, but as it turns out, real stars can...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 5:15PM

Back to the Future Superfan and Physicist Is Trying to Build a Real-Life Time Machine

Today is Back to the Future Day, and while most of us dream of traveling back in time in a DeLorean, superfan and prominent physicist...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 4:10PM

NASA Releases Closest Images of Enceladus As of Yet

It’s no secret that Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, is one of the most likely candidates to host alien life in the solar system. Under...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 8:29PM

The Real-Life Science of Opening Interdimensional Portals on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

On last week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy opened an interdimensional portal by using her seismic abilities to emit a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 12:53PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets About The Martian

Neil deGrasse Tyson might just be the most popular and beloved astrophysicist in the world at the moment, and a big part of that is...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 03 October 2015 - 10:56AM

Let's Talk About the One Scene of The Martian That's Incredibly Dumb

The reviews are in, and The Martian is an extremely well-made film, from the perspectives of laymen and scientists alike. It's...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 2:35PM

Molecules Made of Light May Bring Us Closer to Real-Life Lightsabers

Scientists have long claimed that it is extremely difficult, if not completely impossible, to build a real-life light saber. There are...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 5:21PM

NASA to Unveil Major Mars Mystery on Monday

This Monday, NASA will hold a televised press conference that will supposedly contain a big reveal concerning a recent scientific...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 3:30PM

Particle Collider Recreates Primordial Soup from Early Universe

Scientists have finally created a "perfect fluid."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 - 5:17PM

We May Be Able to Teleport to Other Planets by the End of the Century

Beam me up, Scotty!

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 5:39PM

NASA Is Using Hoverboard Technology to Make a Real-Life Tractor Beam

Will we someday be able to say "Beam me up, Scotty" in real life? NASA has just teamed up with Arx Pax, the company that (sort of)...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 September 2015 - 4:20PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Graphically Explains the Horrifying Way You Die Inside a Black Hole

Tyson calls spaghettification "morbidly funny."

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 2:26PM

Stephen Hawking May Have Just Solved the Paradox of Black Holes

Black holes aren't as black as we once thought.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 5:25PM

Astronomers Find that the Universe Is Slowly Dying

“The universe will decline from here on in, sliding gently into old age."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 12:57PM

Physicist Claims Traveling Back in Time Creates Doppelgangers that Annihilate Each Other

"If in Doctor Who, two Doctors were standing right next to each other, we found that a third Doctor must exist, of negative mass,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 3:20PM

New Fantastic Four Featurettes Explore the Science Behind the Science Fiction

The videos feature the physics behind wormholes, invisibility, alternate dimensions, and teleportation.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 July 2015 - 5:13PM