Category: Physics

What Are Gravitational Waves?

The announcement of the observation of gravitational waves for the very first time ever has been all over social media in the past few days. It is being described as one of the greatest discoveries, confirming the theory of general relativity that was concocted by Einstein himself decades and decades ago. Scientists promise that the new

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Gravitational Waves Detected For The First Time Ever!

Gravitational waves have been detected for the first time ever — this discovery is expected to shake the world of science, specially astronomy. The findings will be published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The discovery was made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) based in the US. The concept of gravitational waves was

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Unhackable Quantum Internet In the Making

Quantum Internet might be the next thing as scientists from Stanford University are currently working on creating one that is expected to be practically ‘unhackable’. The paper is published in Nature Photonics. The concept of quantum Internet entails the storage of data in light particles (called photons). Normally, this is done in light beams which

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Time Is Flowing Backwards In Parallel Worlds

A new explanation has been concocted pertaining to time’s apparent asymmetric nature. Maybe, it’s not all that asymmetric. The researchers behind the theory explain that it might be feasible for time to flow backwards. What is time? This has remained one of the big questions science has yet to answer in clear terms, as have

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Portable Protein-Making Bioreactor Can Bring Medication To Remote Areas

Desperate situations have often brought about remarkable inventions. Such was how the challenges in providing medication to people living in remote regions of the globe fuelled the creation of a small, portable, protein-making bioreactor. Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory describe the device in the journal Small. The bioreactor has been made such that it can produce a

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Google’s Quantum Computers Are 100 Million Times Faster

Google claims the Quantum Computer is over 100 million times faster than a normal PC. Unlike regular computers, quantum ones can use ‘qubits’ to represent data as a 0 or a 1 as well as both simultaneously, thus achieving faster speeds and greater efficiency. Google and NASA have been experimenting on their D-Wave 2X quantum

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Natural Compass in Many Animals Is Due To A Nano-Scale Protein

A new study suggests that some animals can detect the magnetic field of the Earth thanks to aggregates of proteins that prompt their nervous system allowing them to have a sense of direction. The paper is published in Nature Materials. Aimed at finding the mechanism that governs the ability of some animals to navigate themselves,

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Scientists Detect A Glueball, An Adherence of Particle Force Gluon

A team of particle scientists from Austria claim to have finally located a glueball which is a particle made of nuclear force and theorised to exist as per the standard model of particle physics. The paper is published in Physical Review Letters. A glueball (right) made of gluons (force particles). Gluons & quarks (matter particles)

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Nobel Prize Physics 2015: 2 Scientists Solve The Neutrino Problem

The Nobel Prize of Physics 2015 goes to Takaaki Kajita from Japan  and Arthur B McDonald from Canada for their discovery entailing neutrinos. The latter which are tiny subatomic particles were proven to have mass by the duo. These findings have great implications in the world of physics: the Standard Model of particle physics is now

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