Telescope peers back to see the first light after the Big Bang
Posted in Space
Tagged absolute zero, age of the universe, astronomy, astrophysics, Big Bang, cosmic background radiation, cosmology, energy, European Space Agency, George Efstathiou, getinvolved, inflation, Matthew Kleban, New York University, Planck space telescope, radiation, Richard Easther, temperature, University of Auckland, University of Cambridge, waves
An exciting discovery in physics turns out to be merely a case of mistaken identity
Posted in Physics
Tagged atoms, École Normal Supérieure, energy, Eunseong Kim, friction, getinvolved, helium, materials science, matter, Moses Chan, Penn State University, physics, Sébastien Balibar, superfluids, supersolids, topstories
A distant galaxy cluster churns out stars at a whopping rate
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Tagged astronomy, astrophysics, black hole, energy, galaxy, galaxy cluster, gas, getinvolved, matter, Milky Way, MIT, Phoenix cluster, physics, South Pole Telescope, space, star formation, stars, telescope, University of Cambridge
A new device harvests energy that would otherwise go wasted
Posted in Technology & Engineering
Tagged batteries, Chinese Academy of Sciences, electricity, energy, energy transfer, environmentally friendly, forms of energy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, getinvolved, green technology, Heat, lattice, materials science, nanoenergy, NanoLetters, nanotechnology, pyroelectric, renewable energy, topstories, Zhong Lin Wang, zinc oxide
Websurfing has a bigger footprint than you might think
And into the future: New, cool stuff that lasers can do
Millions of people use artificial sweeteners, but are they safe?
Scientists have traced the most energetic particles in the universe to their source: giant black holes.
In a world with increasing energy needs, scientists are turning to plants for help in using solar power.
New food guidelines emphasize that we should eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.