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2019-03-14 14:18:10

Superconductors inspire quantum test for dark energy

ByZeeyaMeraliDARKenergyissobefuddlingthatit’scausingsomephysiciststodotheirsciencebackwards.“Usuallyyouproposeyourtheoryandthenworkoutanexperimenttotestit

2019-03-14 14:05:05

Is the evidence for 'alien' universes all around us?

ByZeeyaMeraliITHASlongbeenaccepted

2019-03-14 14:02:07

Impossible things for breakfast, at the Logic Café

ByRobertMatthewsCHRISISHAMhasaproblemwithtruth.Andhesuspectshisfellowphysicistsdotoo.Itisnottheirhonestyhedoubts

2019-03-14 13:13:09

'Axis of evil' a cause for cosmic concern

ByZeeyaMeraliSomebelieveitisjustafigmentofoveractiveimaginations.Butevidenceisgrowingthattheso-called“axisofevil”–apatternapparentlyimprintedontheradiationleftbehindbythebigbang–maybereal

2019-03-14 13:07:15

Head researchers turn their attention to beer

Ifyouspendyourdaystaringatthefrothinabeerglass

2019-03-14 13:07:02

Large Hadron Collider suffers serious setback

ByAnilAnanthaswamyTheLargeHadronCollider(LHC)

2019-03-14 12:04:08

Outside of time: The quantum gravity computer

ByMichaelBrooksANEWcomputerisalwayswelcome

2019-03-14 11:14:17

Modified gravity reigns in star bars

There’snoneedtoinvokedarkmattertoexplainwhynearly80percentofspiralgalaxieshaveabarofstarsordustrunningthroughthem.AtweakedversionofNewton’slawofgravitationdoesthejobbetter.OlivierTiretandFrançoiseComb

2019-03-14 11:05:02

Cracking the power-line communication conundrum

ByIanStewartAfewyearsagotheydugupourroad.Theydugupeveryroadintown.TheydugupprettymucheveryroadintheUK.“They”werecableTVcompanies

2019-03-14 10:17:17

The cosmos – before the big bang

ByDavidShigaHowdidtheuniversebegin?Thequestionisasoldashumanity.Sure

2019-03-14 08:20:05

Cold fusion – hot news again?

ByBennettDavissFROMadistance

2019-03-14 08:07:17

Electrons caught tunnelling out of atoms

ByHazelMuirForthefirsttime

2019-03-14 08:05:08

Global warming will make Earth spin faster

Ofallthepossiblewaysinwhichclimatechangecouldaffectourplanet

2019-03-14 07:17:12

Particle collider setback as magnets fail

CONSPIRACYtheoristswouldhaveafielddaywiththisone:theLargeHadronCollider(LHC)

2019-03-14 07:13:11

Millions spent, but was gravity result worth it?

ByStuartClarkandValerieJamiesonAfter40yearsofplanningandhundredsofmillionsofdollars

2019-03-14 07:11:05

Particle physicist takes on Newton and Einstein

ByZeeyaMeraliItwastheendofalongdayofconferencetalks.Manyofthedelegatesweredozingintheirseats.ButwhenPhilipMannheim

2019-03-14 07:10:02

Dark mappers take a gamma-ray view

Takeawayalltheknownsourcesofgammaraysintheuniverse

2019-03-14 07:02:15

Retinal implant learns to polish the picture

ByTomSimonite(Image:RolfEckmiller)SoftwarethatcanbetaughttorefinetheinformationsentfromabioniceyetoitswearerisbeingtrialledinGermany.Retinalimplantscanrestoresomevisiontoblindorpartiallyblindpeopleby

2019-03-14 06:19:08

Gravity probe measures Earth's dent in space-time

ByValerieJamieson

2019-03-14 06:14:04

Catching a gravity wave in a tangle of photons

Aquantum“ruler”couldrevealgravitationalwavesfainterthanwecannowhopetodetect.Gravitationalwavesareripplesinthefabricofspace-timethatphysicistsaretryingtodetectwithinterferometers–devicesthatsplitabeamo

2019-03-14 06:04:11

Death of 'sterile neutrino' raises new spectre

ByHazelMuirParticlephysicscanbeabitlikeplayingWhac-a-Mole:knockonemysterydown

2019-03-14 05:08:01

Equinox challenge to Newton's law

ByZeeyaMeraliIf

2019-03-14 02:18:03

'Sterile neutrinos' laid to rest – for now

ByHazelMuir(Image:Fermilab)Doghostly

2019-03-14 02:03:05

The Periodic Table: Elements the style! by Adrian Dingle and Simon Basher

ByVivienneGreigGETTINGchildrenexcitedbysciencehasneverbeensoeasy.Firstup

2019-03-14 01:12:15

The Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

ByMichaelBondNASSIMTALEBisatraderandaspecialistinuncertainty.Hiscentralpoint–thatourlivesaredefinedbyimprobableeventsthatwecouldneverpredict–shouldmakealotofpeopleuncomfortable

2019-03-13 14:16:01

Star-like cracks can reveal the speed of a bullet

PIECINGtogetherdetailsofacaraccidentorcrimescenecouldbecomeabiteasierthankstostar-likecracksinglassysubstances.Thesecharacteristicpatternscanrevealthespeedoftheobjectsthatmadethem.Ithaslongbeenknownth

2019-03-13 13:14:12

Space oddity: Putting quantum weirdness into orbit

BySophieHebdenITISameetingpoint

2019-03-13 12:20:08

Black hole binge could test general relativity

ByLisaGrossman(Image:ESA/CXC/SSC/STSCI/NASA)CRACKSinEinstein’stheoryofrelativitycouldbeevidentattheheartofourveryowngalaxy.Ifnewcalculationsarecorrect

2019-03-13 12:20:04

Watch the weird new solutions to the baffling three-body problem

NASA/JPL-CalTech/T.PyleByChelseaWhyteTheinfamousthree-bodyproblem–themathematicalpuzzleofhowthreeobjectscanorbitoneanotheraccordingtoNewton’slaws–nowhashundredsofnewsolutions.Lastyear

2019-03-13 12:02:13

Bent bird feathers repair themselves when soaked in water

TimGainey/AlamyStockPhotoByLeahCraneSplashingaroundinwaterdoesn’tjustgetabirdclean–itcanalsorepairbrokenfeathersfromtheinside.MarcMeyersattheUniversityofCalifornia

2019-03-13 11:20:09

Texas disaster: What links fertilisers and explosions?

ByCelesteBieverandJacobAron(Image:MikeStone/Reuters)Video:TexasexplosioncapturedWhatmakesfertilisersexplosive?Theelementnitrogen

2019-03-13 10:18:06

Mystery of the cosmic dawn: What’s eating the first starlight?

StewartMcreathByColinStuartINTHEdusty

2019-03-13 10:08:15

Nano-sized protractor measures molecule movement

ByJacobAronNeedtogetahandleonaminusculeangle?Allyouneedisyourtrustyplasmonnano-protractor

2019-03-13 10:03:10

Investigators seek trigger for Texas blast

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:AdreesLatif/Reuters)AsofficialinvestigationscontinueintothehugefertiliserfacilityblastinWest

2019-03-13 10:01:03

Grape skins and stems can be turned into a greener plastic

FrankBienewald/GettyByLeahCraneWineproductiondoesn’tuseeverypartofthefruit.Itleavesbehindapileofskins

2019-03-13 09:08:01

Quantum stopwatch could be the best in the universe

NoridzuanMahfok/EyeEm/GettyByAnilAnanthaswamyAquantumstopwatchthatmeasurestimebyavoidingallexceptonefinalmeasurementwouldbethemostaccurateallowedbynature

2019-03-13 07:17:12

Superconducting hose transmits magnetic field

CALLitamagnet’sanswertoopticalfibres:ahosethatcancarrymagneticfieldsalongdistance.Thestrengthofamagneticfielddropsoffquickly

2019-03-13 06:15:08

Unlocking secret lives of bubbles yields perfect foam

ByJacobAronWanttopopbubblesforever?Nowyoucan

2019-03-13 05:10:05

A portrait of neon hedgehogs in a nanosphere garden

ByJuliaSklar(Image:MaterialsResearchSocietyScienceasArtCompetitionandJoongHwanBahng

2019-03-13 04:13:07

‘Impossible’ EM drive doesn’t seem to work after all

iStock/GettyImagesPlus/GettyByLeahCraneSpacetravelpoweredbyan“impossible”enginethatbreaksthelawsofphysicssoundstoogoodtobetrue

2019-03-13 04:02:09

Upend atom! We've found a whole new way of doing chemistry

PeterGreenwoodByJoshuaHowgegoONEoftheexhibitsatLondon’sScienceMuseumisaloadofoldballs.Strollthroughthegroundfloorgalleries

2019-03-13 04:01:07

Dark energy is still the greatest cosmic mystery

DouglasBowdenByStephenBattersbyITIS15head-scratchingyearssincewenoticedthatsomemysteriousagentispushingtheuniverseapart.Westilldon’tknowwhatitis.Itiseverywhereandwecan’tseeit.Itmakesupmorethantwo-thir

2019-03-13 03:16:07

The tides are getting stronger thanks to the shifting continents

JeffHornbaker/PlainpictureByKateRaviliousRightnowoceantidesarebigandthenextfewmillionyearswillseethembecomingbigger.That’sbecauseourscatteredcontinentsaresurroundedbyoceanbasinsthatarejusttherightsize

2019-03-13 03:09:11

Nothing to see: The man who made a Majorana particle

ByLisaGrossman(Image:LeoKouwenhoven)PhysicistLeoKouwenhovenendeda75-yearhuntforthetrickyMajoranafermion–aparticlethatisitsownantiparticle–bycreatingoneonachipWhatisaMajoranafermion?Itisnamedfort

2019-03-13 02:18:02

Bacteria teach us how to make green fuel from carbon dioxide

MintImages/REX/ShutterstockByAndyCoghlanBacteriahaveinspiredartificialenzymes that can convertcarbondioxideinto hydrocarbons

2019-03-13 02:11:06

Fertiliser feeds us but trashes the climate – now there's a fix

VsevolodChuvanov/AlamyByAndyCoghlanFeedingbillionsofpeoplearoundtheglobetakesalotofenergy.Muchofthecarboncostofthiseffortcomesdowntomakingammonia

2019-03-13 02:09:14

We've measured the pressure inside a proton and it's extreme

SPLByLeahCraneTheinsideofaprotonisunderalotofpressure.Theparticle’scentrewithstandsabillionbillionbilliontimesthepressurefoundatthebottomoftheMarianaTrench.VolkerBurkertandhiscolleaguesattheThomasJeff

2019-03-13 01:18:05

Iron nanocrystal shape-shifts to get out of a jam

ByLisaGrossmanTINYironfragmentscanshape-shifttogetoutofajam.Themetalnanocrystalshavebeenglimpsedreshapingthemselvestosqueezethroughtightspaces

2019-03-13 01:11:07

What Is Real? A tale of how big egos hijacked quantum physics

KrynTaconis/MagnumByMichaelBrooksSPOILERalert:wehavenoanswerforthequestion“whatisreal

2019-03-13 01:06:05

Quantum effects get a weirdness scale

ByJacobAronSCHRÖDINGER’Scat