Theoretical physicists have forged a connection between the concept of entanglement—itself a mysterious quantum mechanical connection between two widely separated particles—and that of a wormhole—a hypothetical connection between black holes that serves as a shortcut through space. The insight could help physicists reconcile quantum mechanics and Einstein’s general theory of relativity, perhaps the grandest goal in theoretical physics.
Through a process known as thermionic conversion, heat energy — such as light from the sun or heat from burned fossil fuels — can be converted into electricity with very high efficiency.
Maps of neural circuitry show women’s brains are suited to social skills and memory, men’s perception and co-ordination
The Internet absolutely blew up yesterday with reports of America’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com, researching the move to a drone delivery platform called Prime Air. Some experts expect a complete elimination of the need for a human workforce by 2045.
When Harry Potter walks around with a visible head but an invisible body, the performance seems strongly rooted in fantasy. But in a new study, scientists have designed and fabricated an invisibility cloak that may make such a feat possible. The new cloak can conceal some arbitrarily chosen parts of objects while leaving other parts visible, making it a localized invisibility cloak.
Brendan D. Murphy, author of “The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality”, details the holographic nature (both time and space) of our conscious universe in which “consciousness appears to be synonymous with the non-electromagnetic spiraling torsion forces of the universal aether/vacuum.”
Amazon is planning on using helicopter drones to drop your package on your doorstep in half an hour. Thats the thinking behind Amazon Prime Air, which CEO Jeff Bezos insists is not parody or a put-on. The autonomous drones would fly directly from one of Amazon’s 96 fulfillment centers to the address of the recipient, carrying packages under five pounds. Bezos told Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes
Augmented reality (AR) provides a live view of a physical, real-world environment whose are augmented by computer-generated input such as information, sound, video, graphics, or GPS data. AR isn’t just for complex technical tasks. It’s something within reach to the masses thanks to various smart phone apps.
New research shows that simply seeing beauty and experiencing awe — like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the Aurora Borealis —can trigger of belief in the supernatural.
Over the course of less than a day, the comet’s brightness “has increased by at least a factor of four, and indications are it may be closer to a factor of 10,” the NASA Comet ISON Observing Campaign reported on Wednesday. The best bet is to monitor the comet’s passage online. The climax comes around 1:37 p.m. ET Thursday, when ISON zooms within 730,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) of the sun at a top speed of 850,000 mph (380 kilometers per second)
The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.
This week a momentous event occurred somewhere in the universe, now dubbed GRB 130427A, and an “armada of instruments” from all over the world saw it produce a gamma ray burst more powerful than what many researchers believed theoretically possible. Now thought to be the collapse of a giant star and the birth of a black hole, the event has been described as a “Rosetta stone moment” for astronomy.
Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating to the sixth century B.C. This is the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha — and thus the first flowering of Buddhism — to a specific century.
Highlights showing some of the stunningly beautiful photographs (including the planet Uranus) taken by Hubble during September and November, 2013.