Physics Buzz

5 Reasons Why Radio Galaxies Are the Coolest Places You Would Never Want to Visit
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
There is no disputing the fact that radio galaxies are the most extreme objects in the universe.1Radio galaxies are recognizable by their enormous jets and lobes of radiating plasma, driven outwards at nearly the speed of light by supermassive black hole... more

Artifacts From the Archives
Monday, November 24, 2014
The Niels Bohr Library and Archive opened its doors last month to show off some of its hidden gems. In addition to its exhaustive book, photographic and oral history collections, the library hosts a repository of a range of old physics documents and arti... more

Can We Eavesdrop On E.T.?
Friday, November 21, 2014
Simulation assesses odds of intercepting interstellar communications. Image credit: Yellowstone National Park via flickr | http://bit.ly/1uREyxx Rights : http://bit.ly/NL51dk It may the biggest and oldest question in science... more

Gecko-Style Climbing Becomes a Reality
Thursday, November 20, 2014
"... it doesn't feel like you should be gripping glass. You keep expecting to slip off, and when you don't, it surprises you. It's pretty exhilarating." — Elliot HawkesHumans have a long (and fascinating) history of climbing, and the history of climbing-... more

Podcast: Listening for Black Holes and Neutron Stars
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Gravitational waves: what are they, and what can they tell us about our universe? From pulsar timing arrays to ground-based interferometry, there are currently many strategies and instruments in the works to capture gravitational waves over a range ... more

The Bartender and the Barista: How Physics Makes Beer Easier to Carry than Coffee
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Anyone who has ever carried a tray full of pint glasses without getting their feet wet knows that such a feat is hard work, but perhaps our sympathies should go out to the baristas in coffee shops instead. New research has concluded that carrying co... more

Ancient Meteorite Reveals New Evidence On The Solar System's Beginnings
Monday, November 17, 2014
Originally published: Nov 13 2014 - 2:00pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Charles Q. Choi, Contributor(Inside Science) -- An ancient meteorite has now yielded the first physical evidence that intense magnetic fields played a major role in the birth of o... more