Physics in the News

Sunday, August 10, 2014

IBM cracks open a new era of computing with brain-like chip: 4096 cores, 1 million neurons, 5.4 billion transistors

IBM's new TrueNorth chip. (Credit: IBM)

IBM’s new TrueNorth chip. (Credit: IBM)

via extremetech

NASA’s “Impossible” engine actually worked

While the separate tests confirm such an engine might be possible, they could be wrong. Still, the mere thought of something that was once considering impossible is now possible should get a lot of people excited. (Credit: NASA)

While the separate tests confirm such an engine might be possible, they could be wrong. Still, the mere thought of something that was once considering impossible is now possible should get a lot of people excited. (Credit: NASA)

via technobuffalo

Disney conquers physics, uses 3D printing to create impossible spinning tops

via techcrunch

What if the big bang was a 4D black hole instead?

We could be living in the 3D event horizon of a 4D black hole (Credit: Wikipedia)

We could be living in the 3D event horizon of a 4D black hole (Credit: Wikipedia)

via forbes

Watch NASA’s new saucer fly to near space in this awesome video

via boingboing

Spot perseid meteors before ‘Supermoon’ rises this weekend

A particularly large bright Moon will interfere with viewing the Perseid meteor shower this year. (Credit: Starry Night)

A particularly large bright Moon will interfere with viewing the Perseid meteor shower this year.
(Credit: Starry Night)

via space

NASA postpones US spacewalks from space station over battery issue

NASA astronaut Steve Swanson on a spacewalk outside International Space Station on April 22, 2014. (Credit: NASA)

NASA astronaut Steve Swanson on a spacewalk outside International Space Station on April 22, 2014. (Credit: NASA)

via space

Can we call Pluto and Charon a ‘binary planet’ yet?

 This gif of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it raced toward Pluto in July 2014. (Credit: NASA)

This gif of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it raced toward Pluto in July 2014. (Credit: NASA)

via discovery

Status Of The Higgs Challenge

via science2.0

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