Physics Buzz

Wait for it, Watch for it and You Could Make History
Friday, April 18, 2014
When it moves, Tens of thousands tune in to watch.People invented the term pitch-black for it,Because black was not good enough.If it touched you,you might end up in a hospital.It generates viral videos on YouTubeby doing absolutely nothing. It is the mo... more

Kepler's Latest Results Offer Most Habitable Exoplanet Yet
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Exoplanets that are most likely to host life have eluded detection, until now. As far as we understand, the most likely place to find extraterrestrial life outside of our solar system is on a planet that is similar in size to Earth and located within the... more

Tune in Friday for a Webcast on BICEP2 Images of Gravitational Waves in the Cosmic Microwave Background
Thursday, April 17, 2014
From the Kavli Foundation announcement . . ."THE FIRST DEFINITIVE PROOF that the universe underwent an almost unimaginably fast expansion when it was only a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old has taken the world by storm. This sud... more

Stadium Acoustics Pump Up the Volume
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
At sports venues designed to maximize crowd atmosphere, beware of hearing loss.Originally published: Apr 14 2014 - 2:45pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Brian Owens, ISNS Contributor(ISNS) -- The roar of the crowd is a major part of the excitement of at... more

A Non-Newtonian Side to Jack White
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Jack White, former lead singer of The White Stripes band, recently released a music video of “High Ball Stepper” – a song off his new solo album Lazaretto – that takes advantage of the alien-like properties of non-Newtonian fluids. Although you won’t lea... more

Look Up Tonight: The Tetrad Lunar Eclipse Explained
Monday, April 14, 2014
If you're living in North or South America, look toward the sky tonight for a total lunar eclipse. Beginning around 2 AM Eastern Time tonight (technically April 15th), the moon will pass into the Earth's shadow, and the eclipse will peak between 3 and 4 ... more

Australia Rejects Homeopathy
Friday, April 11, 2014
Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has determined that homeopathy is utterly, totally, glaringly useless. It's nice when governmental organizations get things right.You could read the NHMRC statement about their homeopathy r... more