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Could the Higgs Mass Determine the End of the Universe?

March 1, 2013, 6:43 am

You may have heard in the recent media that the world was going to end.

Could Spiderman’s Web Really Stop a Runaway Train?

February 27, 2013, 12:19 pm

When Spiderman used his web to halt a R160 New York City subway train before it plunged off the tracks, the results were realistic, according to new U.K. research.

‘Fifth Force of Nature’ May Help Study Deep Earth

February 26, 2013, 1:09 pm

The four known forces in physics—gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces—might soon be joined by a fifth, known as the long-range spin-spin [...]

Innovative Experts Produce Colorful Cell Images (Photos)

February 19, 2013, 5:35 pm

Biologists and physicists have worked together to create candy-colored images of cells in high resolution that are both eye-catching and useful in research.

Historian: Old English Crop Circles Prove No Hoaxing Involved

February 6, 2013, 11:00 am

Images of U.K. crop circles from 1945 and earlier are evidence that these formations are not made by hoaxers, says an Australian historian.

Mystery of Lost Homing Pigeons Finally Explained

January 29, 2013, 6:00 pm

Homing pigeons that disappeared during two 1998 races could not hear the infrasound signal from their roost.

What Would ‘Star Wars’ Travelers Really See?

January 17, 2013, 3:30 pm

Approaching the speed of light in the Millennium Falcon would look a little different from the way the movies show it, according to new U.K. research.

Einstein Was Right: Space-Time Appears to Be Smooth

January 14, 2013, 3:30 pm

Space-time may be more smooth than foamy, supporting Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

Quantum Rocks Can Tell Time

January 11, 2013, 3:46 pm

A physics professor has invented a new way to make a clock using cesium atoms based on quantum mechanics and the wave-particle duality of matter.

Gas Atoms Cooled Below Absolute Zero

January 9, 2013, 3:30 pm

German researchers have generated “negative temperatures” they say are hotter than infinity, with applications for over 100-percent efficient engines, and insights into dark energy.


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