Submitted by Frank Forster on Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:08
Earlier, a bride had posted a photo of a dress on the Internet. "That dress," as it's being called, soon started a debate on the internet and the image posted by her went viral. The dress was appearing to some viewers as blue and black while to others as white and gold. The photograph spread like wildfire across the internet, and there was broad disagreement about its color.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:12
Scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory have recently developed a new method to create a miniscule texture on silicon, which is the most common material used to manufacture solar panels. It could reduce the reflective properties of the panel and help the panel absorb more solar energy.
As reported by physicist Charles Black, who led the research at the Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, for anti-reflection applications, the idea is to stop light or radio waves from bouncing at interfaces between materials.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:15
The list of top 10 physics breakthroughs of this year has been published in a leading science magazine. The thing that topped this list was the landing on Comet 67P by Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander. About the event, the magazine wrote that the accomplishment was put at the top of the list because of its "fundamental importance to space science".
Submitted by Frank Forster on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:24
British romantic biographical film, 'The Theory of Everything', is based on relationship between English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Hawking. Moviegoers, who are planning to go to watch the movie for the science, should drop the idea. Although, story of the movie is based on Stephen Hawking's life, it does include science.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:27
Co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sergey Brin, Alibaba's Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner had started Breakthrough Prizes two years ago. The prizes are given to researchers who have made unique discoveries that extend human life.
This year, five mathematicians received Breakthrough Prizes in their field, while six researchers were awarded with the Life Sciences Prizes for their works on Sunday in San Francisco. The award of $3 million was given to 11 researchers.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:08
Scientist said that the space weather plays an important role in our day to day activities. The plasma gases emitted by the sun every second react with earth's magnetic field. These plasma gases, also called as solar winds, when reacts with earth's magnetic field, give rise to violent geomagnetic storms that can damage satellites, can cause power grid blackouts, and can also hamper the mobile phone networks.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:19
In the real world, sometimes mirrors can works in amazing and unexpected ways and one recently developed magnetic mirror is doing the same, lighting the way for new infrared technologies.
This new device goes without a familiar shiny metallic surface and uses a magnet to reflect infrared light instead.
Scientists have placed nanoscale antennas at focal points of tiny magnetic reflectors and they have successfully harnessed electromagnetic radiation in ways that can lead to new classes of chemical sensors, solar cells, lasers, and other optoelectronic devices.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:55
The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 has gone to three scientists: Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. All three of the scientists are from Japan. The trio has been credited for their creation of blue light-emitting diode (LED).
They have been awarded the Nobel Prize considering the fact that the magnitude of their achievement is self-evident. Their discovery is of a new kind of light that has the potential to enable bright and energy-saving white light sources.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:48
The Nobel committee announced this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on October 7 for the development and application of blue light-emitting diodes. This prize went to the trio, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, from Japan and the US.
The academy predicted in a prepared statement, "Incandescent light bulbs lit the 20th century; the 21st century will be lit by LED lamps".
Submitted by Frank Forster on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:18
Since 1937, Scientists were discovering an elusive particle that could be both matter and antimatter. After 77 years, scientists have now found one such particle that behaves like matter and antimatter. The discovery could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics.
A Majorana fermion which is also referred as Majorana particle was hypothesized by an Italian physicist Ettore Majorana. He had predicted the existence of the particle in 1937. The first discovery of the particle has been made by scientists of Princeton University in New Jersey.