The sounds bamboo chopsticks emit when they’re snapped in half are remarkably similar to the laws that govern the magnitude and frequency of earthquakes. Such insights could one day help engineers determine more precisely when a bridge...
In carefully chilled conditions, microscopic beads of oil freeze to form a panoply of shapes. The triangles, hexagons and other structures above are oil droplets tens of micrometers across that are mixed with water and a detergent-like substance, and then slowly frozen...
A new experiment to search for hypothetical particles known as sterile neutrinos has been given the green light by scientists at the CERN particle-physics laboratory near Geneva. The $200 million Search for Hidden Particles experiment (SHiP) would be built at CERN and...
You thought untangling the rat’s nest of cabling behind your computer was pain? That’s nothing compared to what scientists at CERN are dealing with as they prepare for the Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) next big upgrade.
A new study published Jan. 25 in Physical Review Letters suggests that a galaxy’s cluster’s internal structure is linked to its dark matter environment. It’s the first time that a property besides the mass of a galaxy cluster has been linked with surrounding...
Physicists have found that invisibility cloaks that can achieve perfect invisibility when not in motion will become visible when moving at speeds of around thousands of meters per second. This is because invisibility cloaks appear invisible only to light at a certain frequency...
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