Physics

Solar Probe’s Incredible New Photo Of Venus Shows Something It Shouldn’t Have Seen

Solar Probe’s Incredible New Photo Of Venus Shows Something It Shouldn’t Have Seen

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will soon become a fabricated object to reach the Sun. To get there, it assisted by Venus and some creative orbit design. In July 2020, during a flyby to use the planet’s gravity to bend the Sun’s orbit, it scattered several images of the planet. These .....

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Laser Beams That Control Electrical Discharges Could Potentially Redirect Lightning

Laser Beams That Control Electrical Discharges Could Potentially Redirect Lightning

Physicists have used laser tractor beams to change the path of electrical discharge in the laboratory. They believe that instead of stopping the blazing fire of lightning, their work could step up to redirect it to safety as well as to stop medical applications. Tractor beams are not just a scien.....

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Fragments Of Energy – Not Waves Or Particles – May Be The Fundamental Building Blocks Of The Universe

Fragments Of Energy – Not Waves Or Particles – May Be The Fundamental Building Blocks Of The Universe

The subject makes the universe, what makes things up? For those who think about it, this question is long complicated, especially for physicists. Reflecting recent trends in physics, my colleague Jeffrey Eischen and I have described an updated way of thinking about the subject. We suggest that ma.....

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Five Incredible Physics Studies Published In 2020

Five Incredible Physics Studies Published In 2020

Saying that 2020 has been a difficult year is less to say. Science also had to learn to navigate this brave new world and in the various complexities of this year, we still see progress and advancement in all fields. In physics, we think that these five stories represent some of the best works pu.....

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Spectroscopy – a study of absorption and emission of light

Spectroscopy – a study of absorption and emission of light

Spectroscopy is a study of the absorption and emission of light and other radiation by matter, as related to the dependence of these processes on the wavelength of the radiation. It is the study of light as a function of the length of the wave that has been emitted, reflected, or shone through a .....

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Ultrathin “Flying Disks” Could Levitate On Sunlight To Explore Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

Ultrathin “Flying Disks” Could Levitate On Sunlight To Explore Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

Near the point where the atmosphere flows into space, there is an undiscovered region known as the mesosphere or, more commonly, the ignorosphere. The air is too thin to support planes or balloons. Yet, any satellite still has enough material to excite very little. Scientists are hoping to study .....

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How Did This Man Put His Hand Through Molten Metal Without Killing Himself?

How Did This Man Put His Hand Through Molten Metal Without Killing Himself?

A video circulating on Reddy shows that a person has the apparent ability to shake hands with molten metal without being injured. In the footage, he walks into a stream of liquid metal, removes his safety gloves and moves his hand forward into the red-hot liquid. Then, he left that it was no big .....

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Physicists Have Developed a “Quantum” Hologram Using Entanglement

Physicists Have Developed a “Quantum” Hologram Using Entanglement

Researchers have used a quantum mechanical property to overcome some of the limitations of conventional holograms. This new method, described in detail in Nature Physics, employs quantum entanglement to allow two photons to become single “non-spatial particles.” Photon pairs bound to .....

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New Breakthrough in Graphene Superconductivity Pushes It to Higher Temperatures

New Breakthrough in Graphene Superconductivity Pushes It to Higher Temperatures

Graphene is an incredible ingredient. It is only one atom thick, yet 200 times stronger than steel. It is a forgery of carbon atoms and can handle electricity. Under proper conditions, it is a superconductor, so that the electric current does not face any resistance. We only know about graphene.....

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Power behind Mysterious Gamma-Ray Source Revealed Thanks To Thousands of Volunteers

Power behind Mysterious Gamma-Ray Source Revealed Thanks To Thousands of Volunteers

For years gamma-ray source PSR J2039−5617 has been a cosmic mystery. Astronomers had an ink on what might be behind it but were struggling to find the evidence needed to confirm it. The civic science Einstein @ home program now uses the computing power of 500,000 volunteers to determine if a fa.....

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The Youngest Known Magnetar Is Even Weirder Than Previously Thought

The Youngest Known Magnetar Is Even Weirder Than Previously Thought

Humanity has discovered only 31 magnetic neutron stars or magnetic, stellar objects with incredible magnetism. The new observations of one of these stars are not bizarre, but report behavior that has never been seen before, suggesting that these subjects may have more complex magnetic fields than.....

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Huge Dark Matter Halo around Dwarf Galaxy Hints at How the First Galaxies Formed

Huge Dark Matter Halo around Dwarf Galaxy Hints at How the First Galaxies Formed

More than 50 dwarf galaxies surround the Milky Way (more), some of which have remained unchanged since their first founding 13 years ago. These incredible laboratories study very closely a slice of the universe at first, so discovering something new about them can have a big impact. A paper on na.....

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