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Jun 15, 2016

We’ve picked up another gravitational wave

Posted by in category: physics

The best place to find out what’s new in science – and why it matters.

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Jun 15, 2016

Physicists have mixed matter and light at room temperature for the first time

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

In a lovely demonstration of light’s quantum effects, physicists in the UK have just mixed a molecule with light at room temperature for the first time ever.

Light and matter are usually separate, with totally distinct properties, but now scientists have trapped a particle of light — called a photon — with a molecule in a tiny, golden cage of mirrors.

That’s a big deal, because it creates a whole new way to manipulate the physical and chemical properties of matter, and could change the way we process quantum information.

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Jun 15, 2016

BioArtist Grows A Sculpture Out Of Bone

Posted by in category: materials

The newest material of modern art? Bone.

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Jun 15, 2016

EmDrive: Finnish physicist says controversial space propulsion device does have an exhaust

Posted by in category: space travel

Professor Arto Annila says basic principle of nature explains how photons are leaked from the cavity.

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Jun 15, 2016

Did gravitational wave detector find dark matter?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, information science, mathematics, physics

When an astronomical observatory detected two black holes colliding in deep space, scientists celebrated confirmation of Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves. A team of astrophysicists wondered something else: Had the experiment found the “dark matter” that makes up most of the mass of the universe?

The eight scientists from the Johns Hopkins Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy had already started making calculations when the discovery by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was announced in February. Their results, published recently in Physical Review Letters, unfold as a hypothesis suggesting a solution for an abiding mystery in astrophysics.

“We consider the possibility that the black hole binary detected by LIGO may be a signature of dark matter,” wrote the scientists in their summary, referring to the black hole pair as a “binary.” What follows are five pages of annotated mathematical equations showing how the researchers considered the mass of the two objects LIGO detected as a point of departure, suggesting that these objects could be part of the mysterious substance known to make up about 85 percent of the mass of the universe.

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Jun 15, 2016

It Wasn’t a Fluke — Scientists See Black Holes Collide Again

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Scientists have seen two black holes crash into each other and merge for the second time, proving Albert Einstein was right and showing the first observation was no fluke.

Ultra-sensitive instruments called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected the ripple in gravitational waves that came across space and time to Earth last December, the team reported Wednesday.

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Jun 15, 2016

Ok, that’s the coolest thing i’ve ever seen, where can i get one

Posted by in category: futurism

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Jun 15, 2016

Turning CO2 Into Stone

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

The latest weapon against climate change? Turning carbon dioxide into stone.

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Jun 15, 2016

Ripple Secures NY Bitcoin License | PYMNTS

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, finance

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“The state of New York just got another bitcoin company that can legally operate under the auspices of the state financial regulator’s guidelines.”

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Jun 15, 2016

Gamma 2 Robotics launches autonomous security robot, partners with Hexagon

Posted by in categories: drones, employment, robotics/AI, security

Mass killings in US and Europe during 2015 & 2016: Pulse in Orlando — 49 killed; Brussels — 32 dead; Paris — 150 dead; San Bernardino 14 dead… With these numbers we have to assess could Robots equipped with sensors, communications, Tasers and other defenses be used for security guards to protect buildings and public areas and events as a defense to save lives. I believe getting robots equipped with sensor technology as well as other equipment could help towards combating terror. Also, drones should be looked at to be used in conjunction with these bots.


Gamma 2 Robotics introduced its new RAMSEE security patrol robot at Hexagon’s international conference HxGN LIVE, which is being held June 13–16 in Anaheim, California. The launch is part of a new partnership with Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure.

RAMSEE is a physical presence that patrols autonomously without supervision and provides real-time data on intruders, motion, heat, fire, smoke, gas and more. the company says in a news release.

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