Bending space into warp bubbles to travel faster than light may never be a reality, but distorting the flow of time just might be possible.
For 15 years, there has been a mismatch in physics. A particle called the muon wasn't behaving the way theory predicted it should. A new theory and new experiment might solve this problem.
A long-sought crack in the Standard Model of particle physics may have been spotted.
New research has tested the latest generation of atomic clocks.
If the finding really is the result of new fundamental particles then it will finally be the breakthrough that physicists have been yearning for for decades.
Freezers use a evaporation and condensation to pump heat out of the fridge and into the kitchen.
In physics, entropy is the process of a system losing energy and dissolving into chaos. This applies to social systems in everyday life, too. Limiting energy loss can make social systems run better.
If God could break the laws of physics, why haven't we seen any evidence of the laws ever being broken in the universe?
How to invite students to participate in classes and experiment when the computer becomes the main classroom?
Chinese American physicist Wu worked on the Manhattan Project and performed groundbreaking experiments throughout her long career.
Researchers have found a way to speed up the search for dark matter using technology from quantum computing. By squeezing quantum noise, detectors can now look for axions twice as fast.
Quantum mechanics is strange. A philosopher explains just how strange, and what it means for reality.
New physics may be needed to explain why there's more matter than antimatter in the universe.
Field theory describes the universe as energy flowing along unending lines. With this perspective, it is possible to define a new fundamental building block of matter.
To better understand how cancer tumors grow, mathematicians use diffusion models.
Sensors are everywhere, from your phone to your medicine cabinet. Here's how they turn events in the physical world into words and numbers.
Some beaches in the world tend to consistently produce huge waves. Places like Nazaré Canyon in Portugal and Mavericks in California are famous for their waves because of the shape of the seafloor.
The scariest beast in the universe has an insatiable appetite and shreds its victims.
The 2020 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science have recognised momentous achievements in astrophysics, sustainability innovation, epigenetics and primary and secondary teaching excellence.
Roger Penrose helped resurrect Einstein's general theory of relativity, and Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez showed there was a black hole in the middle of our galaxy.