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Black Hole Theory to Supplant Big Bang?

Black Hole Theory to Supplant Big Bang?

By Brian Powell August 11, 2014

While the big bang theory seems simple enough – the universe exploded forth from a single point due to ever-increasing temperatures and extreme pressure and has been expanding ever since – it is anything but. Since the 1920s, the big …

Exploring Physics With 3D Printing Exploring Physics With 3D Printing

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Chicago has caught the 3D printing bug. The city’s public library just recently opened a maker space for citizens to experiment and create, and now its university is exploring what’s possible in physics with the technology. The Stratasys blog reports …

Morgan Freeman Talks Physics on the Daily Show Morgan Freeman Talks Physics on the Daily Show

Morgan Freeman stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Thursday night, and luckily he stayed alert and attentive. Though there to promote his new film, Now You See Me, the conversation turned to theoretical physics. That’s not of bad …

Heinrich Rohrer Dies; Physicist Was 79 Heinrich Rohrer Dies; Physicist Was 79

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Heinrich Rohrer has died at the age of 79. According to a New York Times obituary, Rohrer died last Thursday night or Friday morning in Wollerau, Switzerland. His family has stated that he died of natural causes. …

You Really Only Need to Know 39 Digits of Pi [VIDEO] You Really Only Need to Know 39 Digits of Pi [VIDEO]

Pi has currently been calculated to over 10 trillion (10^13) digits. But really, 39 is all you need, as the following video demonstrates. “You only need 39 digits of pi to be able to measure the circumference of the observable …

Large Hadron Collider to Power Down Until 2015 Large Hadron Collider to Power Down Until 2015

Researchers with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) today announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has reached the end of its first three-year running period. “We have every reason to be very satisfied with the LHC’s first three …

Angry Birds and CERN Team Up to Teach Physics Angry Birds and CERN Team Up to Teach Physics

Rovio and CERN announced today that they are teaming up to use Angry Birds to teach physics to children in Finland. The announcement, made by CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka, came at the Frankfurt Book …

Quantum Particles: Scientists Earn Nobel Prize Quantum Particles: Scientists Earn Nobel Prize

Serge Haroche of France, along with American David Wineland, have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work involving quantum particles. The $1.2 million prize was announced today, coming on the heels of a win for Britain and Japan …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The All-Star Game Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The All-Star Game
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is about the only truly famous astrophysicist we have these days, but boy has he taken off like a rocket (pun most definitely intended). Through countless televisions appearances and a strong online presence, the Hayden Planetarium director …

Watch To Understand the Higgs Boson...Maybe
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Over the past couple of days, you may have read that scientists have found the Higgs boson. You may have even heard some people refer to it as the “God Particle.” You also may have just glossed over that headline …

This Higgs Boson iPhone Game Wins All Day
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If you’ve been following news from the world of physics lately, it’s likely you’re familiar with the search for the Higgs boson, or, as the press more dramatically calls it, the God particle. The Higgs (which nobody involved in the …

IBM Advances Practical Quantum Computer IBM Advances Practical Quantum Computer
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Scientists at IBM have recently have made big gains in quantum computer device performance, which may speed up the realization of a practical, full-scale quantum computer, according to a press release on the matter. A quantum computer makes direct use …

CERN Presents Status Of Search For The Higgs Boson CERN Presents Status Of Search For The Higgs Boson

The quiet moments of the day can typically permit deep, existential questions to steep in the mind and, allowed enough time, germinate into severe contemplations that can change the tone of your day. Questions arise like: What goals do I …