Learn All About Positrons and Antimatter in Three Minutes

MinutePhysics is a YouTube channel that aims to deliver complex science to your brain in short, easily digestible videos. The channel has hundreds of eye-opening bits of science you can click through, but the team's latest video seemed ambitious—explaining the concepts of antimatter in only three minutes. » 9/21/14 6:00pm 9/21/14 6:00pm

This Is What a Warp Drive Will Sound Like (Sorta)

Antimatter, the evil-twin-like opposite to every particle in the universe, is pretty wild stuff. While in the sci-fi world it powers warp drives, here in the frustrating confines of reality we still haven't figured out how to harness it. But thanks to some mad scientists at the Large Hadron Collider, now we know what… » 8/27/13 7:20am 8/27/13 7:20am

Scientists Trap Antimatter For a Record Breaking 16 Minutes

Scientists working on the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) near Geneva, Switzerland did something no other scientists have done. They stored atoms of antihydrogen for 1000 seconds (~16 minutes) which is 10,000 times longer than they've ever done before. By trapping and observing antimatter for that long,… » 5/03/11 11:40pm 5/03/11 11:40pm

Kick-Ass Death Ray on the Way, Uses Antimatter

Those mad scientists are at it again. David Cassidy and Allen Mills, a couple of propellerheads at the University of California, Riverside are using the stuff of science fiction, antimatter, to create gamma ray lasers they say could be a million times more powerful than the lasers we're using to watch Blu-ray discs.… » 9/20/07 10:15am 9/20/07 10:15am