Physics

Researchers find a new material for quantum computing

Rumors of commercial quantum computing systems have been coming hot and heavy these past few years but there are still a number of issues to work out in the technology. For example, researchers at the

Stephen Hawking has died at 76

Stephen Hawking, whose work advanced the state of physics as much as the popular understanding of it, has died at the age of 76, his family has said. Hawking's brilliant intellect and unflinching pers

Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17

Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the SRI International in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups pitched ideas ranging

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can't seem to put down is leaking ele

This DIY project lets you catch a falling muon

Physicists at MIT have developed and released a $100 muon detector that you can build at home, allowing you to sense deep space bombardment on something that looks like a TV remote. The CosmicWatch is

Scientists weigh life

Researchers at the University of Basel and University College London have created a scale that can measure life. The scale, which can measure the mass of single cells lets and them “monitor how

5 years after the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is just getting started

It's been five years since physicists at CERN reported that they had observed a particle "consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson." The discovery capped decades of theory and was an important triu

The Awair Glow is a nightlight that senses – and reacts to – bad air

There are plenty of air quality sensors out there but so far the Awair Glow is the only sensor I’ve found that can do something about nastiness in your environment. The Glow is a small plugin ni

AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment

Australian physicists, perhaps searching for a way to shorten the work week, have created an AI that can run and even improve a complex physics experiment with little oversight. The research could eve

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look.

AuroraTek Tried To Pitch Us A Gadget That Breaks The Laws Of Physics At CES

AuroraTek CEO William Alek told me that the real star of the booth was a very special electrical transformer that could output more power than you put it. That goes against a fundamental law of physic

Cool People Play Their Music With An Electric Plasma Spark, Not A Normal Speaker

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Nobel Physics prize goes to creators of the CCD, fiber optic communications

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Today in CG Comments: I am become Death, the buyer of Chanel

ML Smith of some weird blogs commented on our pithy commentary between Audrina and Audrina’s co-worker on The Hills describing the Large Hadron Collider. Instead of a reasoned debate about the r

Four-port USB hub with Newton’s Cradle action

  I can’t tell if this is cool or dumb of if you’d simply buy it and go “Why did I just do that?” At the very least, you’d get a four-port USB hub out of the deal. At th

End of the world delayed while Large Hadron Collider cooling problem fixed, smashing to resume next week

When it comes to running a gigantic machine capable of ripping a hole in the space-time continuum that could suck the entire earth (and more) into oblivion, it’s probably safe to assume that you can

Linux used for Large Hadron Collider project

According to InternetNews.com, the Large Hadron Collider project that we’ve been hearing so much about runs a customized version of Linux called CernVM. Apparently it ran Vista at first, but the Aer

End of the world on Wednesday, take a half day today

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider will be activated this Wednesday. The LHC is a 17-mile long underground tunnel near Geneva that houses the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Scientists use a

Portal broken down, squished into a megabyte

If you’re like our own Peter Ha, you are hopelessly outdated and are only now getting into Portal, and it is beating your ass. And by your ass, I mean your mind. Well, if you’re curious ab

New 177.79 GeForce drivers to implement physics calculations on GPU

Excellent. While so far only a few games have really used physics to truly change the game (here’s one example), having realistic debris and so on certainly makes for wonderful window-dressing n
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