Category Archives: Science

A planet past Pluto? Astronomers redefine the solar system’s edge

Our little corner of the universe just got a little more crowded. Scientists at the Carnegie Carnegie Institution for Science announced Wednesday the discovery of a new cosmic neighbor — a distant dwarf planet named 2012 VP113 that was found … Continue reading

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Video: Accidental discovery dramatically improves conductivity

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve … Continue reading

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Quantum reality more complex than previously thought

Imagine you order a delivery of several glass vases in different colors. Each vase is sent as a separate parcel. What would you think of the courier if the parcels arrive apparently undamaged, yet when you open them, it turns … Continue reading

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Five Things You Should Know About the Nobel Prize Winner’s Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his … Continue reading

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Light completely stopped for a record-breaking minute

Editor note: We ran an article earlier on the Facebook Site regarding this.  Here is the ORIGINAL new scientist article with LINKS to the Physic’s Newsletter the details came from.  Ground Breaking work being done in Physic’s could change what … Continue reading

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Tsunami seen on Sun’s surface

Two satellites have seen “tsunami” spreading on the surface of the Sun after a release of matter into space called a coronal mass ejection (CME). 

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Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected

Astronomers were on a celestial fishing expedition for pulsing neutron stars and other radio bursts when they found something unexpected in archived sky sweeps conducted by the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia. 

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[Video] Researchers create micro-battery with 3D Printer

We often hear about the coming nanobot revolution, but just how are scientists planning on powering these future marvels?  

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Brain computer interfaces are here.

Small electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs simply by thinking about how to execute those actions. This technology could improve communication and daily life for a person who is … Continue reading

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Antigravity gets first test at Cern’s Alpha experiment

Researchers at Cern in Switzerland have tested a novel way to find out if antimatter is the source of a force termed “antigravity”. 

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