physics

Science Just Developed A Portable Cloaking Device 

If you’re a non-magical being, you might think your chances of becoming invisible are slim to nil. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet: Researchers are now claiming to have developed a portable system that can make small objects, like your keys or pet lizard, disappear from sight.


New Images Reveal The Dark Inner Workings Of Sunspots

A series of new images captured by researchers provide the first-ever detailed view of the dark central patches of sunspots — revealing with more detail than ever how they work.


Bats Fly By Touch Using Sophisticated Sensors In Their Wings

As if bats weren’t badass enough, we now know that their wings are loaded with ultra-sensitive sensors that help the bats manoeuvre like airborne ninjas. This could lead to aircraft design that might reduce turbulence, improve flight control, and generally be a lot less clumsy.


This Clock Only Loses One Second Every 15 Billion Years

If you think your fancy watch is accurate, think again. This atomic clock — the most accurate in the world — is now so finely tuned that it will lose a single second at most over the course of 15 billion years.


How To Do Particle Physics On The Cheap

Particle physics normally goes hand-in-hand with giant subterranean research facilities and data-processing measured in petaflops. But if you don’t have a research grant the size of Latvia’s GDP, investigating the wonders of subatomic particles can be kinda difficult.


These Tiny Capsules Suck Up CO2

They might look more like candy, but these micro-capsules are rather more special than that. Their shiny shell allows CO2 to pass straight through — where it can be trapped by a liquid held in their core.


Astronomers Are Furious About The Roomba Lawnmower

What could the makers of Roomba and astronomers possibly be arguing over? This is the story of how an obscure slice of the electromagnetic spectrum become the object of one bitter fight.


Is It Possible To Fart Your Way Across Space? 

Don’t tell me you having thought about it. It’s only natural to think about the expulsion of your bodily gas as a rocket launch and then imagine what it’d be like in space. At least that’s why I tell myself. But could it actual propel you? Yes and no.


A Particle Accelerator In Space Could Trigger Artificial Auroras 

Auroras appear according to the whims of nature, not humans, which might just be part of their eerie appeal. But, c’mon, it’s the 21st century now. Why are we just waiting around? So here’s a crazy idea unearthed by Mark Zastrow writing in Eos: Let’s build a particle accelerator to trigger auroras whenever we want.


Scientists Break Quantum Record By Entangling 3000 Atoms

Quantum entanglement is an odd phenomenon that can connect two or more particles over even vast distances. Scientists have now managed to entangle not two, not 100 (the previous record), but 3000 atoms with a single photon, opening the door to atomic clocks more accurate than ever.


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