Most days when you read about perpetual motion, time crystals and something called an ion trap, you're reading Sci-Fi. This is not one of those days.
Physics has found its 'Holy Grail': self-sustaining plasma.
Physicist David Neevel definitely isn't gonna be buying 'Double Stuf' Oreos anytime soon.
This academic study/proposal is a really cute way to pop the question. He even charted their "happiness over time" in Figure 1.
Watch a teacher use modified ping-pong ball gun to teach physics. And destroy a paddle.
A reactionless engine is an engine with no exhaust that somehow produces thrust. It seems like it should violate physics, but China says it's tested one.
Zim & Zou's papercrafts are legendary. The duo's latest project involved papercraft interpretations of the Higgs boson for French magazine Le Monde.
It feels like the Large Hadron Collider has just barely started doing science (and it's not even at full strength yet), but already plans are underway for its successor: the International Linear Collider, or ILC. The ILC will likely cost between $10 and $20 billion, and it's now looking like the host country will probably be Japan.
It must be nice having a Large Hadron Collider to mess about with. One day you're just minding your own business, running lead-proton collisions for reference in order to subtract out background noise from the lead-lead collisions that you actually care about, and then poof, you accidentally create a new form of matter called a color-glass condensate. Nice.
As you've probably suspected all along, there's a slim but real possibility that the entire universe is just one big simulation being run on the computers of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings. Seriously. This is coming from scientists, people! The good news: there may be a way that we can find out.