A dead star over 12 million light-years away is giving off enough light in pulses that it breaks the Eddington limit, a law of physics that outlines the maximum brightness an object can give off based on its mass.
The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering game can provide a better understanding of quantum non-locality: the phenomenon of how two objects can interact with each other even when separated by a large distance. Read the associated Physical Review Letters abstract.
By studying sidewinding in rattlesnakes, researchers made robots better dune climbers.
Scientists are reporting a significant advance in the quest to develop an alternative approach to nuclear fusion. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, using the lab’s Z machine, a colossal electric pulse generator capable of producing...
A material that is capable of the "reverse diffraction" of light and that is inspired by butterfly wings has been made by researchers in the U.S. The structure combines features of the butterfly's reverse-diffraction grating with a normal diffraction grating, giving it additional...
A large metallic mirror previously used as a prototype for a cosmic-ray observatory will be reused by physicists in Germany to hunt for "hidden photons". These exotic and hitherto unseen cousins of normal photons could account for some dark matter – the mysterious...
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