Physics

A physicist just solved 50-year lightning mystery, landmark paper reveals new insights

According to Dr. John Lowke, former CSIRO scientist and now UniSA Adjunct Research Professor, lightning has been a puzzling subject even to the best scientific minds. Singlet-delta metastable oxygen molecules behind the mystery But first, why is this important? The solution to protecting buildings from lightning strikes has remained the same for hundreds of years. …

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Orion Goes Above And Beyond As It Flies Closest To The Moon

NASA is literally over the Moon when it comes to Artemis. Officials have declared that the Orion spacecraft is exceeding expectations and has just gone beyond the Moon and completed its closest flyby – just 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the Lunar surface. The Artemis I mission has no crew on board and is designed …

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The blessing and the curse of the axion’s rise in US particle physics

Since the Large Hadron Collider turned up nothing in its search for supersymmetry, physicists have turned their attention to the axion, says Chanda Prescod-Weinsteina self-described superfan of this hypothetical particle Physics | Columnist 23 November 2022 Town Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Shutterstock/NASA images REGULAR readers of this column know that when it comes to dark matter candidates, …

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Math Enthusiasts Spend 24 Hours Solving the 1+1 Mathematical Formula

A couple of Japanese math enthusiasts recently spent 24 hours covering the walls of an entire room with calculations in an attempt to find the ultimate answer to the ‘1+1’ formula. It’s widely regarded as the easiest mathematical formula, but ‘1+1’ isn’t as simple as it appears. Well, at least not to math purists looking …

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‘It’s Physics’ — Tumblr Users Get Schooled on Modern Cars Versus Old-School Ones

Everyone has a tendency to glorify the past and assume that everything sucks now. It’s human nature. But when it comes to car design, older doesn’t mean better. Some Tumblr users learned this the hard way after posting photos of classic automobiles that had been in wrecks and concluding that they were better made than …

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Scientists Solve Major Mystery of Powerful Energy Beams Pointed at Earth

Image: Pablo Garcia (NASA/MSFC) ABSTRACT breaks down mind-bending scientific research, future tech, new discoveries, and major breakthroughs. After decades of effort, scientists have finally discovered the secret mechanism that powers the brightest light shows in the universe, which are emitted by absurd energetic beams that shoot out of explosive galaxies known as blazars, reports a …

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