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IIHS tests state-of-the-art crash prevention tech
Institute for Highway Safety is known for crash-test safety ratings, but as cars get smarter there's a need to look beyond crashworthiness
Physics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima
Researchers have been using muons to take a peek inside the nuclear reactors in Japan that melted down in 2011. The results could aid the continuing cleanup operations.
Physics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Stephen Hawking says he has a way to escape from a black hole
Researchers have long struggled to resolve what happens to information when it falls inside a black hole, but the famous physicist says he has a solution
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Metamaterial wormhole teleports magnetic fields across space
Better MRI scanners could result from a trick in which a magnetic field springs up from nowhere, using materials famous for their link to invisibility cloaks
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Existence of cosmic neutrinos confirmed by Antarctic scientists
Neutrinos, created by violent phenomena such as black holes and exploding stars, could hold the key to the universe’s most distant and mysterious events
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Scientists Develop App To Turn Smartphones Into Cosmic Ray Detectors
If scientists can convince people to use the app, they hope it will help them solve a cosmic mystery. This story originally aired on March 27, 2015 on All Things Considered.
Physics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
Rating: | Views: 1153 | Comments: 0
Warmest ever superconductor works at Antarctic temperatures
A metal under pressure has broken the record for the warmest superconductor yet – it could work at Antarctic temperatures rather than those found in the depths of space
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Small stars may keep planets in line with magnetic harnesses
Some planets orbit their stars right around the star's equator, while others go at wonky angles – and it's all down to the star's size
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
Rating: | Views: 1133 | Comments: 0
Neutrinos from inside Earth and deep space illuminate the cosmos
A batch of ghostly, chargeless particles have been caught coming from inside Earth and from deep space
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
Rating: | Views: 1231 | Comments: 0
See the Lexus Hoverboard Get a Test Ride
The Lexus hoverboard slides into action in a new video showing how the futuristic board works.
Physics
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
Rating: | Views: 1096 | Comments: 0
How Physics Drove the Design of the Atomic Bombs Dropped on Japan
The gun-like design of the Little Boy bomb was effectively the last of its kind
Physics
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
Rating: | Views: 1381 | Comments: 0
Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible
The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.
Physics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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These Scientists Just Fired The World’s Most Powerful Laser
But only for a fraction of a second
Physics
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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Portuguese scientists discover why pendulum clocks swing together
Pair of physicists bust a 350-year-old conundrum in a report that proposes a transfer of energy through a sound pulse causes clocks to synchronise
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 1332 | Comments: 0
China spends big on nuclear fusion as French plan falls behind
It could be 2030 before the reactor being built in France starts making more energy than it uses. Meanwhile, China is investing heavily in its own project
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
Rating: | Views: 1156 | Comments: 0
Quantum of solace – information can be rescued from a black hole
The weirdness of quantum teleportation offers a solution for getting information out of a black hole, should you have dropped something in there
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
Rating: | Views: 1249 | Comments: 0
'Buckyballs' Solve Century-Old Mystery About Interstellar Space
Scientists have long wondered what's in the wispy cloud of gas floating in the space between the stars, absorbing starlight. Turns out it's a form of carbon named after architect Buckminster Fuller.
Physics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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After 50-year hunt, science finds pentaquarks
Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday.
Physics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Why Does Time Exist?
Cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.
Physics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Silver coat lets Saharan ants withstand scorching desert heat
Unique triangular hairs help keep Saharan silver ants cool at 70°C by manipulating the physics of light
Evolution
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
Rating: | Views: 1031 | Comments: 0
Chasing shadows: How long can we keep looking for dark matter?
We've known we need dark matter since the 1930s, but still haven't found it. The search can't go on forever
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 556 | Comments: 0
Antigravity pump lifts water upwards with no power source
A cleverly designed pipe that uses water's own energy to fight gravity could be used in miniaturised disease labs
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 593 | Comments: 0
Microscopic safety inspectors could keep tabs on nuclear reactors
A new sensor based on particles whizzing along optical fibres could monitor temperature and radiation in dangerous environments
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 606 | Comments: 0
Large Hadron Collider set to smash in the name of science
The particle collider at CERN is gearing up to restart science experiments for the first time in over two years
Physics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 511 | Comments: 0
Wave motion shows how bird flocks have to be just the right size
Simulations of how bird flocks move collectively found that some can be too large for information to pass across the whole group, limiting the size of a flock
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 632 | Comments: 0
Niels Bohr: Life Behind the Physics
Niels Bohr, with his model of the atom, led physics into the quantum era. In the last of this season’s Perimeter Institute public lectures, his grandson Vilhelm will talk about personality and his influences
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 576 | Comments: 0
Disney building robots with physics-defying cartoon walks
Researchers are using 3D printed parts and motors to mimic the gait of animated characters
Physics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 857 | Comments: 0
Record smashed at LHC as machine limbers up for its second run
CERN's recently restarted Large Hadron Collider has collided two proton beams at a record energy of 13 teraelectronvolts, meaning experiments are about to resume
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 555 | Comments: 0
Spacecraft built from graphene could run on nothing but sunlight
An accidental discovery shows that shining lasers on a form of graphene makes it move forwards, a find that could lead to better solar-powered spacecraft
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 590 | Comments: 0
Bringing rocket science to design
Jessica Banks was an astrophysicist at NASA; then she started RockPaperRobot and innovated the design of furniture and homes by incorporating advanced physics.
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
Rating: | Views: 317 | Comments: 0
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