Weird New Quantum Diamonds Offer Hope for a Quantum Internet

Weird New Quantum Diamonds Offer Hope for a Quantum Internet

The SiV0 diamondPhoto: Brendon Rose “Diamonds are forever” is a cliche that fails to completely encapsulate the various unusual properties of diamonds. But a brand new sort of diamond, one loaded with impurities, depends on a kind of foreverness that might be helpful in future quantum know-how—possibly even a quantum web. That most likely sounds […]

How Will Future Civilizations Survive the Accelerating Expansion of the Universe?

How Will Future Civilizations Survive the Accelerating Expansion of the Universe?

Galaxy cluster Abell 370 and past.Image: NASA, ESA, Jennifer Lotz and the HFF Team STScI If you suppose we now have issues now, simply wait a number of billion years, when the accelerating enlargement of the Universe triggers an vitality disaster of cosmological proportions. Sounds grim, however as a brand new paper factors out, a […]

The Science (and the Scientists) Behind Ant-Man

The Science (and the Scientists) Behind Ant-Man

Several months earlier than manufacturing started on the brand new sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the director Peyton Reed and a room stuffed with writers, artists and producers assembled within the Marvel Studios places of work in Burbank, Calif., to hearken to a quantum physicist clarify the science of getting actually, actually small. Recalling the […]

My 15 Favorite Science and Tech Books for Smart Beach Reading

My 15 Favorite Science and Tech Books for Smart Beach Reading

Westerlund 2, an enormous cluster of about three,000 stars positioned 20,000 light-years away within the constellation Carina.Photo: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA, A. Nota ESA/STScI, and the Westerlund 2 Science Team Summer is lastly upon us, which implies it’s time to place collectively a studying listing, whether or not it’s for the seashore, […]

Einstein's Theory of Gravity Holds Up on Test of a Three-Star System

Einstein's Theory of Gravity Holds Up on Test of a Three-Star System

A diagram of the three-body system.Graphic: Thomas Tauris (Phys.org) Scientists perceive gravity fairly nicely relating to two objects, however add a 3rd, and also you’ve bought chaos—a system that’s unattainable to elucidate with our easiest equations. But you even have a solution to take a look at the boundaries of Einstein’s principle of gravity. You’re […]

Why Particle Physicists Are Excited About This Mysterious Inconsistency

Why Particle Physicists Are Excited About This Mysterious Inconsistency

A 50-foot-wide electromagnet.Photo: Fermilab Scientists haven’t conclusively spotted any new particles because the Higgs boson, and that’s obtained some individuals nervous—there are a ton of different physics puzzles remaining, a lot of which might require the presence of a brand new particle to resolve. But just lately, there have been some tantalizing clues of recent […]

It’s Time for a Chemistry Lesson. Put on Your Virtual Reality Goggles.

It’s Time for a Chemistry Lesson. Put on Your Virtual Reality Goggles.

A brand new instrument permits researchers to control molecules in three dimensions, recalling bodily fashions used to visualise forests of atoms up to now. There was a time when biochemists had loads in frequent with sculptors. Scientists who had devoted their lives to finding out a molecule would constructing a mannequin, utilizing metallic and a […]

Watch how to use light to move matter

Watch use gentle to maneuver matter

Before he demonstrates an elaborate instance of using a laser to push an object, The Action Lab offers an accessible overview of sunshine physics and relativistic mass. He describes the setup thus: “I make an apparatus in the vacuum chamber that can measure the push of light! And if it doesn’t have mass how could […]

How Water Tanks on a Mexican Volcano Will Solve the Universe’s Mysteries

How Water Tanks on a Mexican Volcano Will Solve the Universe’s Mysteries

Our guides steered we hire a automobile with four-wheel-drive to navigate the treacherous dust street on the Sierra Negra volcano in Mexico, which reaches 15,220 toes and is evidently the best street in North America. We wished we’d heeded this recommendation as our automobile skidded down the mountain and right into a ditch. But we […]

NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Yet Again, 'Commits' to a 2021 Launch

NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Yet Again, 'Commits' to a 2021 Launch

Artist’s conception of the James Webb Space Telescope.Illustration: Northrop Grumman (Flickr) Following an unbiased assessment, NASA’s deliberate James Webb Space Telescope has acquired yet one more delay in its mission schedule. This time, NASA has moved the goal launch from May 2020 to March 2021. If you’re feeling a contact of déjà vu, that’s as […]