Einstein's theory of relativity stands test of time

Nov 7, 2015

Einstein's theory of relativity stands test of time

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary, and his revolutionary hypothesis has withstood the test of time, despite numerous expert attempts to find flaws. “Einstein changed the way we think about the most basic things, which are space ...

Oct 29, 2015

China to start work on biggest-ever collider by 2020

China will begin work on the world’s largest supercollider in 2020, state-run media reported Thursday, in an attempt to increase understanding of the Higgs boson. The facility, designed to smash subatomic particles together at enormous speed, will reportedly be at least twice the size ...

Oct 9, 2015

Nobels in medicine and physics

Japan can take great pride in its two Nobel Prizes this week, but the honor should also remind the government of the needs for robust support for basic research.

U.S. scientists make tiny invisibility cloak

Sep 18, 2015

U.S. scientists make tiny invisibility cloak

U.S. scientists have invented a tiny invisibility cloak, edging ever closer to a real version of what has until now been a staple of science fiction, researchers said Thursday. The cloak, described in the journal Science, is microscopic in size but could conceivably be ...

Jul 14, 2015

After 50-year hunt, scientists find pentaquarks

Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday. Quarks are the tiny ingredients of subatomic particles such ...