Researchers say they have the first direct evidence of a “blender effect” in the Gulf Stream, which is one of the main drivers of climate and biological productivity on the east coast of North America and the west coast of Europe. The multi-institutional study led by a University of Maryland...
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba use computer calculations to propose a new way to rearrange the carbon atoms in a diamond to make it even harder, which may be useful in industrial applications that rely on synthetic cutting diamonds. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba used computer calculations to...
The thin, slippery layer of cartilage between the bones in the knee is magical stuff: strong enough to withstand a person's weight, but soft and supple enough to cushion the joint against impact, over decades of repeat use. That combination of soft-yet-strong has been hard to reproduce in the...
Scientists have demonstrated an innovative technique for increasing the intensity of lasers. This approach, based on the compression of light pulses, would make it possible to reach a threshold intensity for a new type of physics that has never been explored before: quantum electrodynamics phenomena. Scientists Jean-Claude Kieffer of the...
Celestial fireworks in a star cluster called G286.21+0.17 have now been observed by astronomers. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope in Chile joined hands with the Hubble Space Telescope to create a mosaic of the star cluster, which appeared like 'cosmic fireworks' highlighting purple streamers and sizzling stars,...
A mysterious red glow at the centre of the Milky Way has been detected for the first time. The Milky Way’s nucleus thrums with hydrogen that has been ionized, or stripped of its electrons so that it is highly energized, said Haffner, assistant professor of physics & astronomy at Embry-Riddle...
Netflix’s latest addition 365 Days has been a big hitter for the streaming service this summer, despite being deeply problematic. We’re all in desperate need of escapism, and the luxurious settings of the Polish “erotic thriller” – swanky parties, private swimming pools and car drives around the Sicilian coast...
At the time of its discovery, the black hole had a mass of around 20 billion solar masses and had an accretion rate of half a solar mass a day. It is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and gorges on nearly the equivalent of one sun every...
Observations showed that 88-pound mirrors were 'kicked' by the 'spooky popcorn of the universe.' Quantum physics is the realm of tiny particles no longer. Scientists at the giant gravitational wave detector LIGO in the US are now measuring the quantum effects of 40-kilogram mirrors used to detect gravitational waves. While physicists...
Researchers have found the first planet with its core exposed. The discovery represents the first time that researchers have been able to look into the inside of a planet, potentially offering an unprecedented understanding of how such worlds are formed. The core is believed to be a gas giant that was...