What does the First Law of Thermodynamics have to do with a conundrum of a road intersection in Manchester, Vt.? Or Newton's First Law of Motion with marital consensus? Physics questions have always intrigued me.
Something has gone a bit wrong with the Deutsche Bahn . Of the last six trains I have tried to take, two were cancelled and three were delayed, including the one I am currently on.
Editor's Note: Lilyvania Mikulski, the Assistant Director of the Office of Media Relations at Florida International University , interviewed Idaykis Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate in Physics at the university about what it means to be a woman in science.
News from the biggest beat in the cosmos, going out 13.7 billion light-years and taking in everything from astronomy to zoology.
At the suburban Chicago laboratory, a group of scientists has seemingly defied the laws of physics and found a way to apply pressure to make a material expand instead of compress/contract.
Two different accelerators have found evidence for a particle that appears to contains four quarks, according to papers published in Physical Review Letters .
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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.
He was 77. Wilson, who died from complications of lymphoma, was in the physics department at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., when he won the Nobel Prize in 1982 for applying his research in quantum physics to phase transitions, the transformation that occurs when a substance goes from, say, liquid to gas.
Quantum computing is still far off, but investors at the QWave Fund aren't waiting.
Kenneth Wilson, a physicist who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions, has died in Maine.
A 50-foot-wide, 15-ton magnet is about to set out on a 3,200-mile barge-and-truck tour down the East Coast of the United States, around Florida and up from the Gulf to Chicago before going to work to measure one of the smallest particles known to science.
While what exactly goes on within the event horizon of a black hole is still well within the realm of theoretical physics researchers are learning more and more about what happens in the immediate vicinity around a black hole, within the flattened disk of superheated material falling inexorably in toward the center.
Last week, in Nice, France, I was privileged to participate, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life.
Musicians Martin Earley and Robert Rabinowitz have borrowed the physics theme for music.