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  • First reversible tractor beam reported
    First reversible tractor beam reported
    A tractor beam that can do everything the "Star Trek" models can do has been developed by physicists using lasers. Dr. Vladlen Shvedo and Dr. Cyril Hnatovsky from the Australian National University are the first to develop a laser system...
  • Ig Nobel 2014 trophy
    The 2014 Ig Nobel prizes are awarded
    On Sept. 18, the 2014 Ig Nobel prizes were awarded to their recipients at a ceremony at Harvard University. The prizes are a parody of the Nobel prizes, and are given for unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The awards are...
  • The Oregon Vortex and voyage into the unknown
    The Oregon Vortex and voyage into the unknown
    The untalented, ignorant, fat cow of a mindless writer has decided to proceed on and continue along the journey of so many food and travel critics that have gone on before her. She has received many death threats, many, many technical and...
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    Physicist Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    While being dubbed “the father of the atomic bomb” might be seen as a cryptic honor, Professor Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967) was also one of the most intelligent scientists of his generation, and an advocate of the atom...
  • Home-schooling high school physics
    Teaching physics in your home-school high school
    Have you ever taken a physics class? I never studied physics in high school or college. My kids love science and math, so I was terrified to teach physics. I had no clue what I was doing and I could only rely on my husband so much - he had a job...
  • This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion.
    Physicists create first man-made supernova
    Physicists have developed and tested a method of creating a minute supernova in the laboratory that has all the characteristics presently known of galactic sized supernovae. Researchers from the University of Oxford in Britain and the University...
  • Versatil College Scholarships for Minorities
    Minorities Seeking Creative Careers Scholarships
    If you want a scholarship froma diverse selection of careers and social college groups check out the Scholarship listing to see if they interest you. They are listed as America's Black & Tribal Colleges.MusicMusic Assistance Fund - New...
  • There are snapshots of the laser energy density at the beginning of the simulation for the array of laser pulse (left plot), and after some propagation distance of the beamlets in the plasma (right plot), where the laser field exhibits a clear incoherent
    Berkeley physicists prove small particle accelerators possible
    Much smaller and extremely less costly particle accelerators have been proven to be theoretically possible by a reworking of a concept that is 20 years old. Carlo Benedetti, Carl Schroeder, Eric Esarey, and Wim Leemans, physicists at Lawrence...
  • Photon-photon collider will turn light into matter
    Photon-photon collider will turn light into matter
    In 1934 researchers posited that there was a way to turn light into matter. If their ideas were right, the possibilities were endless; pure light could be turned into physical things before our eyes. Today it seems that the original method might...
  • This shows theories describing light and matter interactions.
    New research proves light can be converted into matter by man
    Oliver Pike and physicists from the Imperial College London have developed a method to convert light into matter. The research was published in the May 18, 2014, issue of the journal Nature Photonics. Perhaps fittingly, the basic theory that...
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    Physicist says Ancient Egyptians used wet sand to move multi-ton pyramid stones
    Earlier today, the Huffington Post reported that the hotly-debated subject of how the Egyptians managed to move the several-ton stones used to make the pyramids. While researchers in the past have attempted to recreate the feat, they were always...
  • Hubble telescope deep space galaxies
    BICEP2 discovery tells the story of our universe: part 1
    A lifespan tells a story. It begins with birth and growth, unfolds through phases of change and transformation, and ultimately ends with death. Ours is so brief, that we hardly notice that the universe is growing, changing and transforming, too....
  • Apples ripe on the branch
    UWM's Saldin highlights 'the path of least time' in March Science Bag
    The shortest path between two points is a straight line. But that's not always the fastest path. Distinguished Professor of Physics Dilano Saldin shares examples of this paradox in this month's UWM Science Bag: The Path of Least Time and...
  • BIG-Bang
    Big Bang Theory: Harvard physicists find b-mode polarization proof
    The Big Bang theory is one theoretical explanation for the early development of the universe. At that time, the universe was in an extremely hot and dense state and began expanding rapidly and creating mass.According to a March 17, report by...
  • Kepler data reveals 715 more exoplanets
    Kepler data reveals 715 more exoplanets
    On Feb. 26, scientists with NASA's Kepler mission announced the discovery of 715 more exoplanets in 305 different solar systems."The Kepler team continues to amaze and excite us with their planet hunting results," said John Grunsfeld...