Watch an Amazing Solar Flare

SDO captured a splendid example of expanding coronal loops seen in profile at the edge of the Sun (Oct. 14-15, 2014). The bright loops began to form and grow after a long-lasting M-class flare erupted. The arcs of the loops we see in extreme ultraviolet light are actually particles spiraling along magnetic field lines arcingContinue reading “Watch an Amazing Solar Flare”

Physics in the News

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 UW fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal via washington.edu Researchers achieve quantum teleporting via azoquantum Tipping the spherical cow: The initial conditions of star formation via astrobites Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules “wiggle” via rdmag Monster galaxies resort to cannibalism to keep growing via cbs Aliens may beContinue reading “Physics in the News”

Physics in the News

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Special relativity aces time trial via nature Is Martian soil actually good for farming? via vox Einstein makes an appearance in superheavy chemistry via newscientist A nano-sized hydrogen generator via anl.gov Asteroids: between a rock and a hard place via theguardian Astrophysicist sees positive signs science ‘is trendy’ via kearneyhub EnormousContinue reading “Physics in the News”

Physics in the News

Friday, September 19, 2014 An anomaly in satellites’ flybys confounds scientists via sciencedaily Particle detector finds hints of dark matter in space via mit Finding dark energy in the details via simonsfoundation The lonely landscape of Rosetta’s comet via abc Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating via science2.0 Physical constant is constant evenContinue reading “Physics in the News”

Physics in the News

Thursday, September 18, 2014 Have physicists just disproved string theory? via mysteriousuniverse New measurements from the AMS experiment unveil new territories in the flux of cosmic rays via interactions Nuclear spins control current in plastic LED: Step toward quantum computing, spintronic memory, better displays via phys.org New technology that guides light through glass, developed byContinue reading “Physics in the News”