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Physicists have found a metal that conducts electricity but not heat

Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an incredibly useful property that defies our current understanding of how conductors work.

Physicists created Black Hole in the lab that could finally prove Hawking Radiation

Stephen Hawking was the first to propose that not everything that comes in contact with a black hole succumbs to its immense gravity and inevitable nothingness. In fact, tiny particles of light, known as photons, are sometimes ejected back out of the black hole, robbing it of energy. This gradual loss of mass over time means that every black hole eventually evaporates out of existence.

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Big News: Gravitational waves confirmed for the first time

Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in spacetime first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago. It's a huge deal, because it not only improves our understanding of how the Universe works, it also opens up a whole new way of studying it.

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Image: V. Altounian/Science

The gravitational wave signal was detected...

Four new elements to be added to periodic table

Officials from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have confirmed the discovery of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, announcing that there is now enough evidence to give them permanent places on the periodic table, which means they’ll also need new, official names.

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A Russian-American team at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in...

Scientists discovered a new dimension to high-temperature superconductivity


Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

A team led by scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory combined powerful magnetic pulses with some of the brightest X-rays on the planet to discover a surprising 3-D arrangement of a material's electrons that appears closely linked to a mysterious phenomenon known as high-temperature superconductivity.

Scientists Measure Force Binding Antiprotons Together

Physicists have shed new light on one of the greatest mysteries in science: Why the Universe consists primarily of matter and not antimatter.


Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory

For the first time, scientists have measured the forces that make certain antimatter particles stick together.
The findings, published in

Japanese scientists develop near unbreakable glass, as tough as steel

A team of researchers with The University of Tokyo and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute has created a type of glass that is stronger than many metals. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers describe how they overcame one of the major hurdles in creating glass imbued with extra amounts of an oxide of aluminum, by using what they call aerodynamic levitation.


New artificial skin can let robots 'feel' heat and pressure simultaneously

A team of researchers with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology and Dong-A University, both in South Korea, has developed an artificial skin that can detect both pressure and heat with a high degree of sensitivity, at the same time.

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Credit: Park et al, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

In their paper published in the journal...

UK Scientists develop a real life Tractor Beam

A team of scientists developed a real-life tractor beam that can levitate an object using sound waves.

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Credit: University of Sussex/YouTube

Published in the journal Nature Communications, the new study details how the "sonic tractor beam" can manipulate a tiny object using...

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