NBA players chill with Neil deGrasse Tyson for some star talk
They watched 25-minute presentation, and spent an hour or so in a town hall style discussion. Elton Brand served as team spokesman, posing the players’ questions to Tyson.
Why Einstein's theory of gravity has become the most important task for physicists after a century
In the next few decades, finishing what Ei...
Water exists deeper in Earth than thought: Study
Based on high-pressure experimental studies, scientists knew minerals that transported water...
Talking against the textbook has become a crime: Harish Chandra Verma
The book celebrates its silver jubilee this year and has sold millions of copies. Verma is now focused on bringing out the Hindi version of the book, Bhautiki Ki Samajh.
Yale physicist R Shankar teaches physics combined with a liberal dose of humour
As he starts his year-long course on the fundamentals of physics, Yale University professor R Shankar gives his students a quick synopsis.
TV shows and games-inspired tees now a sellout in India
Social media sites play key role in whole online T-shirt business, be it getting clues on what’s popular, or their marketing strategy, or interacting with consumers.
How Albert Einstein engaged with India & why some Indian scientists are reimagining his notion of gravity
Einstein was a great fan of Gandhi. However he critiqued Gandhi’s weapon of satyagraha as being practical only under “ideal conditions” and impossible in Nazi Germany.
Two most dangerous numbers could signal the end of physics
As particles swim through the Higgs field, they gain mass to eventually become the protons, neutrons, and electrons comprising all of the atoms that make up you, me, and everything we see around us. Without it, we wouldn't be here.
Majorana fermion: Elusive particle that is its own antiparticle observed
In 1937, Italian physicist Ettore Majorana predicted that a single, stable particle could be both matter and antimatter.
Scientists use lasers to turn quartz glass into metal
If the laser pulse is strong enough, the electrons in the material can move freely. For a brief moment, the quartz glass behaves like metal.
Black holes don't erase information: Study
Many physicists believe black holes suck in information and then evaporate without leaving behind any clues as to what they once contained.
Here's how studying physics made Elon Musk a better leader
Elon Musk went as far as being accepted to a physics Ph.D. program at Stanford University, but dropped out to get in on the internet boom.
Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava named joint winner of 2014 George Polya Prize
Experts are of the opinion that the implications of this breakthrough could be significant.
KOR-FX 4DFX: A vest that brings games closer to your chest
Explosions reverberate through your ribcage while gunfire from behind to your left causes vibration primarily on the back of your left shoulder.
Einstein, take a bow: Detection of gravity waves from colliding black holes is a triumph of science
What a vindication of Einstein and such a tribute to human ingenuity . LIGO is by far the most delicate instrument ever built, a true triumph of the human spirit.
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