Physics

Marie Curie was a Polish-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, she was the first person and only woman to win twice! Her outstanding achievements include the development...

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Engineers from Duke University have made the first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. With some perforated sheets of plastic and some serious number crunching, they made the device which reroutes sound waves to give the impression that the cloak and anything beneath it are not really there. According to the article in Science Daily news, the acoustic cloaking...

Scientists have made a discovery that could increase the amount of hydrogen available to use as clean fuel. By increasing the speed at which the natural process takes place to form hydrogen in rocks deep below the surface of the Earth, hydrogen may be more widely available to use as a clean fuel resource. Hydrogen...

Solar energy continues to grow as a valuable resource amid concerns over a depleting fuel supply and the decline in the earth’s environment. Although improvements in how solar energy is collected and used have been implemented, solar is still a long way from being our primary source of energy. Thanks to the discovery of researchers...

Source: https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933 http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.4691 It is ironic that two of Albert Einstein’s most famous works – the respective theories of general relativity and special relativity – have been prisoner to a seemingly irreconcilable difference in the century since they were each postulated.  The problem is time.  Or, rather, how each model approaches and is affected by the concept...

Destroying chemical weapons quickly and effectively is becoming increasingly important as chemical and biological weapons become an ever-present threat amid evolving technology.  Yet finding a way to do so using a compact, portable source has eluded us, until now. Young K. Bae, Ph.D., founder of the Y.K. Bae Corp., has developed a technique using “warm dense...

Physicists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have made a possible discovery this week that may give the scientific community a glimpse at the force that holds nuclei together – and that might just give new answers regarding the first moments in our universe’s history. Since the 1960s, physicists have known that protons, neutrons, and...