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Photonic boom
2015-01-12 09:50:04

Sweeping a laser pointer across the surface of the moon or a passing asteroid can create spots that actually move faster than light, and doing so could reveal previously unknown information about those objects, according to a new study.

Time Travelers On The Internet? Researchers Find No Evidence
2014-01-05 05:34:25

Given how fascinated our culture is with both social media and time travel, wouldn’t someone who actually had a Tardis or a tricked-out DeLorean be tweeting about or sharing pictures of his/her experiences? That’s exactly what the authors of a new study tried to find out.

Spacetime More Like A Smooth Whiskey Than A Foamy Brew
2013-01-11 04:58:51

According to new research led by Michigan Technological University, spacetime might be less like a foamy beer and more like a smooth Einsteinian whiskey.

Spacetime Is Smooth, Not Foamy
2012-08-24 12:21:41

Scientists have long believed that spacetime is foamy, like a freshly pulled draft beer, but new information from an intergalactic photo finish shows it might just be as smooth as a single malt whiskey, instead.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.