Transporting a round of beers from the bar to your table is an achievable task, but you probably wouldn't want to carry three cups of coffee without lids. Scientists at Princeton and NYU are explaining why: When it comes to beer, we have the bubbles to thank, the Smithsonian...
Black holes have a reputation for devouring everything in their path. But some of them like to give as well as receive. A small fraction of supermassive black holes—the ginormous ones that lurk at the centers of galaxies—fire off light-speed jets of particles...
Walking in crowds means predicting the future. When navigating heavily trafficked areas, people adjust their paths after subconsciously calculating how long it would take to collide with another person. Researchers have come to this conclusion by analyzing videos of crowds....
Researchers in the U.S. say that they have made the best 3-D topological insulator to date. The material is called bismuth antimony tellurium selenide and could be of fundamental importance for testing a number of condensed-matter and particle-physics theories.
A European team of astronomers has used a brand new technique to uncover evidence of a magnetic field surrounding the exoplanet HD 209458b. It is hoped the method can be applied to many of the other exoplanetary systems found to date, adding another dimension to our understanding...
Normally, the strength of a magnetic field increases as you get closer to a magnet and decreases as you move further away—a concept easily understood when placing magnets near a refrigerator, for instance. But recent research...
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