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Nearly 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, nanowires can only be understood with quantum mechanics. Using quantum models, physicists from Michigan Technological University have figured out what drives the e...
Don’t we all like doing this thing, every few seconds from the day we are born, called breathing? You’ve seen a lot of people and documentaries talking about deforestation and some will think: “An...
There’s Plenty of Boom at the Bottom!   Decades ago, in 1959, when the world was still getting the hang of the color TV, and the personal computer was still the epitome of user-friendly technology, an...
This is the first photograph of light as both a wave and a particle - Fig 1   We know that light behaves that way based on the outcome of the double slit experiment   Based on where and when the ...
This is one of the most important question! We already know that we are the 3rd planet in our Solar system and that we are located in the Milky Way - so far so good - but if you think of where we are in the Univers...
The Earth has been around 4.5 Billion years and has seen some serious stuff during its life; cataclysms of all sorts and billions of species walking its ground, swimming its seas and flying its sky.   Since th...
Self-Assembling Sorcery! As time passes, mankind’s imagination grows wilder. People dream of things that are promptly declared “impossible”. But we must not forget that once upon a time, people di...
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Wrote the famous Carl Saga...
In 1927, Heisenberg was trying to figure out how to determine the exact position of an electron orbiting its nucleus. The results he found were pretty shocking; he discovered that the better we know where a particle i...
Unlike Madonna’s famous song, it’s not raining man on the Sun but Plasma.   Plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter, like solid, liquid, and gas.   Most people see the ...