| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:49 PM
A 69-year-old experiment ended recently with a plop — a glob of asphalt, also known as bitumen or tar pitch, was caught on camera as it oozed from a funnel set up by a physicist at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. World War II was underway when...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Using an underground neutrino detector in Japan, physicists may have found the key to answering a fundamental question: Why does our universe, as we know it, exist at all?
Scientists have caught tiny, ghostlike particles called neutrinos in the act of...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:50 PM
What do those cryptic number-and-letter combos on the oil container mean? Does it matter whether you use 10W-30 or 5W-20? Can your car really tell the difference between conventional oil and synthetic oil? I mean, c'mon, it's engine oil not Cabernet...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Perhaps Lisa Taylor could have used her physics degree to work for Boeing, SpaceX, but the 24-year-old opted to become a teacher.
Even after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2011, she continued hearing form top-notch...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Two Chinese monks will discuss the links between Buddhism and science at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 3, at the University Unitarian Universalist Society, 11648 McCullock Road, Orlando.
Buddhist monks Xian Qi and Xianwei will answer questions about how their...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Atomic clocks built at the official U.S. timekeeping laboratory tick with record-breaking regularity, scientists said — marking an advance that may someday allow researchers to perform new tests of the laws of physics and engineers to perfect...
| Aug 27, 2013
Particle physicists say they're used to constantly fielding the questions -- What exactly is it that you do? And why exactly does it matter?
Understanding those who spend a lifetime studying the tiniest bits of matter can leave the average person...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:34 PM
I have the privilege of serving on several boards, committees and advisory councils locally and around the state.
In most cases, I find these opportunities not only a responsibility but a blessing.
It should be no secret to regular readers that I...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Elon Musk, the billionaire innovator behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal, revealed his alpha design for the buzzworthy Hyperloop on Monday, a proposed high-speed alternative that would carry passenger pods on airflow from Los Angeles to San Francisco...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Maybe you thought it was some indecipherable math and a cat, but today's Google doodle is a playful birthday homage to Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger, a pioneer in quantum physics born on this day in 1877.
For better or worse, popular memory of...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Compact car shoppers may not be too happy when their budget-friendly car requires a $40 — or more — oil change. Automakers including Honda and Toyota are almost exclusively switching from well-known 5W-30 and 10W-30 oils to low-friction, and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Astrophysicists stoked to catch totally killer waves got a major bummer in Poland this week.
The epic fat gravitational wave they‘ve been waiting for won’t come along for, like, forever, according to Kryzsztof Belczynski, a physicist at...