Physics

We Just Discovered an Entirely New Form of Matter

When it comes to scientific discoveries, kids of the future have it rough. Right now, students have to memorize three or four states...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 December 2017 - 10:10AM

How a Watch Saved the Apollo 13 Mission

Everyone remembers "the scene." Ever since Apollo 13 hit theaters in 1995, everyone remembers the moment when the team has to fire...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 11:18AM

This Could Be the Breakthrough Black Hole Research Has Been Waiting For

One of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, black holes are the subject as much debate as they are fascination for science....

Ian S.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 2:27PM

This Solar Storm Could Cause $10 Trillion in Damage

It's not a question of if--it's a question of when. As our technology continues to advance, we're becoming increasingly vulnerable to...

Ian S.
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 2:16PM

This Is When 'Star Wars' Took Place, According to Physics

For over 40 years now, fans have been entranced by the simple story framing the beginning of every Star Wars movie. The assurance...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 10:37AM

We Just Discovered Time Travel May Actually Be Possible

For over a century now, mankind has debated whether or not time travel is possible — now, we may have an answer. We'd all love the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 11:01AM

YouTuber Creates Plasma Coil Bottle Launcher And Now We Want One

YouTuber NightHawkInLight has created an insanely cool-looking, propane-powered plastic soda bottle launcher, that, predictably, is...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 2:39PM

Boeing Is Offering $2 Million To Anyone Who Can Build A Working Jetpack

Calling all Rocketeers! Calling all Rocketeers! Aerospace mega-company Boeing has launched a global competition that could turn one...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 11:19AM

Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

It's been a fun few years for astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In just a few short...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 7:40PM

The YouTube Inventor Who Built a Working Hoverbike Now Has His Own Show

Colin Furze has made a name for himself building crazy DIY projects like a working thermite launcher, a backyard hover-bike, and a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 3:51PM

A Gigantic Solar Flare Disrupted Radio Communications on Earth

Not to scare you, but if anything were to take out our means of worldwide communication, like, say, an enormous solar flare, we'd all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Three Big Ways 'The Expanse' Does Science Right

Syfy's The Expanse has won praise from fans and critics for being one of the most scientifically rigorous sci-fi shows on TV, to the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:50PM

Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy are Moving in 'Weird and Exciting' Ways

Last year's discovery of gravitational waves rocked the field of astronomy, and since then, researchers have pored over the strange...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 7:45PM

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

Watch the US Navy Test Out Their Giant, Long-Range Electromagnetic Railgun

The idea of electromagnetic projectile weapons that fire ammunition without the need of conventional gunpowder has shown up in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 11:00AM

Quantum Computers May Become Weapons of Mass Destruction, Claims Top Physicist

It's kind of fun that we're at the point now that binary computers are being called "classical computers" by industry experts.A recent...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:08AM

Titan's Alien Lakes Might Be Perfect Landing Spots for Colonization Probes

Titan, Saturn’s largest Moon, has the potential to be an ideal location for human colonization and exploration within our Solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:52PM

Watch What Happens When Lightning Misses the Earth

If you sat down to draw a lightning bolt, it would probably look like it’s facing down, reminiscent of Harry Potter’s scar. But...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 12:31PM

Scientists Discover That Light Can Behave Like a Liquid

It's no secret that light is made up of waves, specifically electromagnetic waves. It has also been known for some time now that...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 09 June 2017 - 2:43PM

Top Questions From Our "Science of Star Wars" Panel at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

When you wade into the Star Wars fandom and ask the hard-hitting questions (Why does C-3PO have a red arm in TFA? What's Palpatine's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 3:30PM