Why We Should Keep Trying to Time Travel

H.G. Wells coined the term "time machine" all the way back in 1895, just a decade before Einstein published his groundbreaking paper on special relativity that would begin show how time travel is possible. The fascination with using technology to look into the past or the future hasn't faded in the last century. And… » 11/20/14 10:03am 11/20/14 10:03am

Scientists May Have Figured Out How to Turn Light into Matter

Back in 1934, a team of physicists came up with an idea for how one might create matter from light. Put simply, just slam two photons into each other to get an electron and a positron, a.k.a. matter. And now, some 80 years later, a team of physicists have a plan to carry out the experiment in real life. » 5/19/14 12:20pm 5/19/14 12:20pm

We May Absorb 60 Dark Matter Particles an Hour

WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) are a theoretical class of matter that are suspected of being the elusive "dark matter" that presumably constitutes 80 percent of the Universe. A new study by University of Michigan suggests that these phantom particles might strike our bodies once every minute. » 5/09/12 10:20pm 5/09/12 10:20pm

Physicists Believe Our Universe Is One Big Hologram, And They May Have…

It's not until you acknowledge the world's greatest physicists do you realize how fundamentally useless our role here is. You and I will not uncover the secrets of the Universe. Luckily, someone's working on it. » 1/15/09 9:14am 1/15/09 9:14am