Tagged: energy

We Found Another State of Matter: The Supersolid!

We Found Another State of Matter: The Supersolid!

“British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for revealing the secrets of exotic matter, the Nobel jury said. ‘This year’s laureates opened the door on...

What If 7,000,000,000 People Jumped At Once?

What If 7,000,000,000 People Jumped At Once?

What would happened if 7 000 000 000 people on planet Earth jumped at the same time?

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Understanding the origin of life is arguably one of the most compelling quests for humanity. This quest has inevitably moved beyond the puzzle of life on Earth to whether there’s life elsewhere in the...

Energy poverty is a real problem. Coal is a bogus solution.

Energy poverty is a real problem. Coal is a bogus solution.

Some 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to electricity. 2.8 billion burn charcoal, wood, or other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Lack of access to clean, reliable energy services, or “energy poverty,”...

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

For all the hand-wringing on climate change over the years, discussion of solutions remains puzzlingly anemic and fractured. A few high-profile approaches, mainly around renewable energy and electric cars, dominate discussion and modeling. But...

The Brightest, Most Distant Pulsar in the Observable Universe –“1,000 Times More Luminous Than Thought Possible”

The Brightest, Most Distant Pulsar in the Observable Universe –“1,000 Times More Luminous Than Thought Possible”

The pulsar is also the most distant of its kind ever detected, with its light travelling 50 million light-years before being detected by XMM-Newton. If suitably aligned with Earth these beams are like a...

A record-breaking Australian battery deal shows Tesla is moving beyond cars

A record-breaking Australian battery deal shows Tesla is moving beyond cars

The massive battery installation will help the electricity grid in South Australia maintain reliability as it shifts to renewable wind energy. Batteries can store energy when it’s windy and then release it when output...

Does Dark Energy Exist?

Does Dark Energy Exist?

Before I talk about dark energy and why that’s an even bigger deal, I need to clarify what we mean by the word “expanding.”  The actual observation that you can do in the comfort...

I’m a Physicist At CERN We’ve Done Something We Shouldn’t Have Done part one

I’m a Physicist At CERN We’ve Done Something We Shouldn’t Have Done part one

What is going on at CERN?  We don’t think this is real, but we decided to leave it up to you.  The story written from a 3rd person perspective is very deep and detailed...