Physics

The foundation stone of quantum mechanics doesn’t just describe the behaviour of infinitesimal subatomic particles – it also governs the movement of the largest and most massive objects in the Universe, says a prominent astrophysicist.   Einstein’s theory of general relativity is often considered the reliable lynchpin of physics at the astronomical scale, but planetary…
March 05, 2018
Quantum physics just beat classical physics again. A single quantum particle can send a two-way signal, scientists have discovered – something that’s impossible in classical physics. That means a particle can essentially send messages to itself thanks to the whacky state of uncertainty known as superposition.   Superposition states that one particle can occupy two…
March 03, 2018
One of the world’s most respected theoretical physicists Michio Kaku has predicted that humans will make contact with an alien civilisation within this century. While he doesn’t know if we’ll be able to talk back to them by then, Kaku thinks that humans will detect aliens before 2100 by listening in to their radio communications.…
February 27, 2018
Curling is one of the more unusual sports of the Winter Olympics, often drawing comparisons to shuffleboard, but played on ice. A roughly 42-pound curling rock, or stone, is pushed then slides down a sheet of ice, while two players furiously sweep the surface in front of the stone. The sweeping motion heats up the…
February 24, 2018