Studying how plasma behaves in the sun's atmosphere may help researchers learn how to control this exotic matter on Earth. This could pave way for more efficient and safer nuclear energy generators
Energy May 26, 2019
Can ice be thousands of degrees hot? Perhaps not naturally on Earth, but scientists were able to create 'hot ice' in the laboratory with giant lasers.
Material Science May 10, 2019
A new study successfully produced a supersolid using quantum gases of erbium and dysprosium. The findings could help pave the way for further theories and experiments regarding this exotic state of matter.
Material Science April 26, 2019
Matter is no longer limited to solid, liquid, and gas. Scientists discover a new state in which certain elements can exist as both solid and liquid simultaneously.
Material Science April 9, 2019
If matter and antimatter existed in equal parts after the Big Bang, they would have annihilated each other into energy. The LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider is starting to shed light on this mystery.
Space March 22, 2019
Researchers investigated the conditions needed to turn liquid metal into plasma. The experiment could help scientists further understand the universe and lead to the realization of an alternative source of energy.
Material Science March 11, 2019
The Japanese built the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector, which contains water so pure it can dissolve metal. Super-K was made to help researchers spot neutrinos and find answers to the deepest questions humans have about the Universe.
Space June 26, 2018
Physicists proposed that a new form of matter, one with free-flowing quarks, could be found on the outskirts of the periodic table. They said this could be the same type of matter found at the core of neutron stars.
June 22, 2018
A fifth force may pull or push standard matter away from dark matter. Astronomers from Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy said that binary pulsars provide a new way of testing this hypothetical force.
Space June 19, 2018
In experiments, researchers created a new form of photon that can attract or entangle each other just like atom-size lightsabers. The new photonic matter is also slower than normal light.
Energy February 16, 2018
Measurements made at the CERN revealed there is no significant discrepancy between proton and antiproton. The universe should not have existed because of the equal amounts of matter and antimatter produced during the Big Bang.
Space October 25, 2017
Two groups of scientists have found the missing baryons in hot filaments of gas that link galaxies together. Here's how they found these by taking advantage of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.
Space October 11, 2017
Scientists from Harvard University and University of Maryland have created a new phase of matter in the form of time crystals, a type of crystal that repeats its atomic and molecular patterns in time.
Material Science February 2, 2017
CERN scientists were able to compare the light spectrums of matter and antimatter by blasting anti-hydrogen atoms with laser. How did the result fare with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics?
Energy December 19, 2016
Three U.S.-based physicists were offered the Nobel Prized for Physics for their pioneering work in the analysis of new states of matter. Using advanced abstract mathematical concepts, they studied new phases of matter, such as superconductivity or magnetic films.
Material Science October 5, 2016
'Star Trek' showed a lot of technology that was deemed impossible decades ago. Today, a lot of what they have shown is used in the real world - a team of scientists even tried making teleportation possible.
Energy March 7, 2016
Amounts of normal matter that are consumed by supermassive black holes are likely converted into energy, according to researchers in Austria. This energy is then released into different parts of the universe.
Space February 26, 2016
Astronomers were able to detect dark 'noodles' in the Milky Way. The mysterious lumps of gas clouds may be the missing matter, which may change how experts understand the galaxy's gas conditions.
Space January 22, 2016
A team of scientists is investigating particles it collected from a 4,600-year-old pyramid to figure out if the cosmic matter had anything — or everything — to do with some of the greatest wonders of antiquity.
Space January 18, 2016
University of Edinburgh researchers have created phase V hydrogen, revealed through crushing Earth’s lightest element with extremely high pressure. This is deemed a step closer to finding the metallic hydrogen state, which was first proposed in the 1930s but remains elusive to scientists.
Animals January 8, 2016
Matter was found to be a mere 5 percent of the universe - about half of which is still undetected. Researchers found that a majority of the missing ordinary matter is in a really hot gas form linked to intergalactic filaments.
Space December 6, 2015
The strong nuclear force between antiprotons was found to be as attractive as the force between protons. Some assymetry may be at work that could explain the scarcity of antimatter in the universe.
Energy November 5, 2015
'Nuclear pasta,' a term scientists use for describing a certain type of matter inside the crust of a neutron star, could affect the neutron star, including how fast it spins.
Space February 2, 2015
An international team of physicists recently uncovered new discoveries about Bs meson particles, which could explain why the Universe contains more matter than antimatter, shedding new light on the nature of the Universe.
Geek October 29, 2014
A particle that is both matter and antimatter has been proposed as early as 1937 but remained elusive. Physicists finally found the particle known as Majorana fermion by using an iron wire and a superconductor.
Energy October 6, 2014