Have Experimentalists Discovered Dark Matter?

Scientists have long known that dark matter is out there, silently orchestrating the universe’s movement and structure. But what exactly is dark matter made of? And what does a dark matter particle look like? That remains a mystery, with experiment after experiment coming up empty handed in the quest to detect these elusive particles. WithContinue reading “Have Experimentalists Discovered Dark Matter?”

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, September 24, 2014 New Results from Planck: It Doesn’t Look Good For BICEP2 via universetoday Artificial Atoms Talk … and Scientists Listen via livescience What’s Next for Inflation Cosmology – New Updates via skyandtelescope Clear skies reveal water on distant Neptune-sized planet via bbc Hugh Everett: The man who gave us the multiverse viaContinue 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”