Physics in the News

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Muscle powered Bio-bots walk on command(VIDEO)

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‘Deep learning’ makes search for exotic particles easier

Simulation of a particle collision in which a Higgs boson is produced. (Credit: Lucas Taylor/CMS)
Simulation of a particle collision in which a Higgs boson is produced. (Credit: Lucas Taylor/CMS)
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360 degree night sky time-lapse proves that Earth is beautiful

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Unknown Force May Alter Gravity at Cosmologically LargeScales

"The dark matter seems to 'know' how the visible matter is distributed. They seem to conspire with each other such that the gravity of the visible matter at the characteristic radius of the dark halo is always the same," said Dr. Benoit Famaey (Universities of Bonn and Strasbourg).
“The dark matter seems to ‘know’ how the visible matter is distributed. They seem to conspire with each other such that the gravity of the visible matter at the characteristic radius of the dark halo is always the same,” said Dr. Benoit Famaey (Universities of Bonn and Strasbourg).
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Would Earth look like a habitable planet from afar?

A zoomed-in image of Earth from the perspective of NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). The small dot below it is the moon. Credit: NASA Ames
A zoomed-in image of Earth from the perspective of NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). The small dot below it is the moon. Credit: NASA Ames
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Near-Earth Asteroids key to Solar System’s earliest history

This chart illustrates how infrared is used to more accurately determine an asteroid’s size. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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Physics in the News

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Simple Problem Einstein Couldn’t Solve … At First

Einstein fell for this teaser
Einstein fell for this teaser
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Black hole? Or wormhole in disguise?

Wormholes-infographic

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55-year old dark side of the Moon mystery solved

This is a composite image of the lunar farside taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in June 2009, note the absence of dark areas. Credit: NASA
This is a composite image of the lunar farside taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in June 2009, note the absence of dark areas. Credit: NASA
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Curiosity captures stunning new Mount Sharp panorama ‘on the go’

Curiosity rover panorama of Mount Sharp captured on June 6, 2014 (Sol 651) during traverse inside Gale Crater. Note rover wheel tracks at left. She will eventually ascend the mountain at the ‘Murray Buttes’ at right later this year. Assembled from Mastcam color camera raw images and stitched by Marco Di Lorenzo and Ken Kremer. Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS/Marco Di Lorenzo
Curiosity rover panorama of Mount Sharp captured on June 6, 2014 (Sol 651) during traverse inside Gale Crater. Note rover wheel tracks at left. She will eventually ascend the mountain at the ‘Murray Buttes’ at right later this year. Assembled from Mastcam color camera raw images and stitched by Marco Di Lorenzo and Ken Kremer. Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS/Marco Di Lorenzo
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