Quantum cosmology explains anomalies beyond Einstein’s physics

Quantum cosmology takes us "beyond the continuum described by general relativity where Einstein's physics breaks down—for example beyond the Big Bang."

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics space quantum-physics science-and-technology albert-einstein

Age of the universe? Team says 12.6 billion years

Scientists tweaked a 90-year-old computational model to come up with a new age for the universe. The result? 12.6 billion years old.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics universe big-bang galaxies science-and-technology

Simulations highlight “messy” Mars landings

Researchers aim to update Apollo-era information about rocket-powered landings on dusty celestial bodies like Mars with new supercomputer simulations.

Jim Lynch-Michigan • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics soil mars spacecraft science-and-technology dust

Team creates vesicles without any lipids

Scientists have created hollow, spherical sacks called vesicles by using protein and RNA, not lipids.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics rna cells proteins science-and-technology

How mezcal bubbles reveal its booze level

Artisanal makers of mezcal use tiny bubbles to determine when the alcohol level is right. Fluid dynamics researchers investigated how it works.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics alcohol food science-and-technology bubbles liquids

‘Special sauce’ gets AI to cope with chaos

"This is a first step toward physics-savvy neural networks that could help us solve hard problems."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: machine-learning physics artificial-intelligence science-and-technology

Electron ‘teleportation’ could push quantum computing forward

Quantum teleportation is an key way to transmit info in quantum computing. In a new step forward, researchers say it may be possible between electrons.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: physics electrons quantum-physics science-and-technology qubits

Impurities explain gap in theory of how solids melt

A new study helps to reconcile a Nobel Prize-winning theory with experiments on how solids melt.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: physics materials-science featured science-and-technology

Traits we can’t see can help us find stuff in clutter

New research shows that our minds focus on physical traits of an object that we can't even see while we search for it and discards traits that don't match.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics attention vision science-and-technology perception

Stuff that sticks like gecko feet may be coming to your house

Engineers have known how to use sticky stuff inspired by gecko feet for years. Now, new research paves the way for mass production.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics biomimicry featured science-and-technology feet adhesives

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