Star Wars “superlaser”: from fiction to science

With a new method of laser conversion, a seemingly sci-fi era of high-powered beams is upon us.

Matter vs. antimatter: we're starting to solve the mystery
Mar 6, 2017

We're just a baryon closer to finding out why we exist thanks to a recent study at the Large Hadron Collider.

Scientists can now examine exploding stars under a microscope
Feb 24, 2017

Researchers at MSU are re-creating rare isotope reactions from novae and supernovae on an infinitesimal scale.

Could we be living in a holographic universe?
Feb 9, 2017

Theoretical physicists are determined to prove that holographic theory may unravel everything we recognize as reality.

Your PC may have just found a rare pulsar system.
Dec 23, 2016

It may seem far-out, but data-searching program Einstein@Home has found something even astronomers don’t see every day.

Scientists may have evidence of a 5th force of nature
Aug 17, 2016

A new study suggests that there is another elemental force at work in the universe ... and the implications are profound.

Paradox Lost: New science says going back in time and changing the past might not change the present
Sep 8, 2014

A new experiment says that some of the things we've come to accept as canon when it comes to time travel may not be true.

The Enterprise awaits! Scientists say they've found key to actual warp drive
Aug 28, 2013

Physicists have a new theory on space travel, and it feels mighty familiar.

Physicists say they may have found a completely new form of matter
Jun 20, 2013

Looks like physicists may be making room for new kinds of particles soon.

Physicists confirm they have indeed found elusive "God particle"
Mar 14, 2013

After nearly half a century of searching, scientists have just announced that they believe they've found a Higgs boson particle.

Find out what flying through hyperspace really looks like
Jan 22, 2013

One of the most memorable parts of the original Star Wars trilogy was the Millenium Falcon kicking it into hyperdrive (when it actually worked, that is). What would traveling through hyperspace really look like, though? A group of physics student think they've got the answer.

Physicist's awesome equations calculate how many fish Gollum needs
Jan 14, 2013

If we know nothing else about J. R. R. Tolkien's freaky creation Gollum, we know that he really, really loves two things: his "Precious" One Ring and raw, wriggling fish. The latter is pretty much all he eats, but did you ever wonder just how many fish he needs to survive? One physicist did, and he took the trouble to do the math.