Physics

Don’t Be Surprised if EmDrive Experiments Never Work

Every few years the "EmDrive", a proposed method of generating rocket thrust without any exhaust, hits the news. Each time,…

2 weeks ago

Sending a Spacecraft to Another Star Will Require a Million Lasers Working Together

New research from the Australia National University shows that millions of lasers are the way to propel Breakthrough Starshot on…

2 months ago

Fermilab’s Muon g-2 Experiment Finally Gives Particle Physicists a Hint of What Lies Beyond the Standard Model

The results of the first run of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab indicate that there could be physics beyond…

3 months ago

There Could be Magnetic Monopoles Trapped in the Earth's Magnetosphere

If magnetic monopoles exist, they might be found in Earth's magnetic field. A new paper gives the first results of…

4 months ago

Wormholes Could Allow Travel Across the Universe, as Long as Your Spacecraft is Microscopic

An alternative to general relativity predicts wormhole travel is possible, but only if you're teeny-tiny.

5 months ago

Alcubierre Gives us an Update on his Ideas About Warp Drives

A new look at warp drive fuels hope that it might be possible after all.

5 months ago

A new Approach Could Tease out the Connection Between Gravity and Quantum Mechanics

A proposed experiment using super-cooled atoms could reveal the nature of quantum gravity.

5 months ago

Quantum Theory Proposes That Cause and Effect Can Go In Loops

Causality is one of those difficult scientific topics that can easily stray into the realm of philosophy.  Science’s relationship with…

6 months ago

Neutrinos Have a Newly Discovered Method of Interacting With Matter, Opening up Ways to Find Them

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently conducted another neutrino experiment that could lead to the discovery of new…

6 months ago

There's no way to Measure the Speed of Light in a Single Direction

A new study shows that not even cosmology can verify Einstein's assumption about the speed of light.

7 months ago