One Step Closer To Invisibility

Invisibility. Outside of flight, mind-control, and time-travel, it’s one of the most sought after super powers, and now University of Dallas researchers are one step closer to making it happen. Using heat and one-molecule-thick carbon nanotubes to bend light rays, they’ve been able to create a mirage-like effect that hides whatever lies behind them. The …

Is It Okay To Travel Faster Than Light, Now?

So, we’ve apparently broken the unbreakable: the speed of light. Last month, researchers in Geneva, Switzerland, working in conjunction with CERN, shot some neutrinos 730 km (454 miles) all the way to Gran Sasso, Italy. Those neutrinos arrived at their destination a shocking 60 nanoseconds before they were expected to. 60 nanoseconds sooner than light …

5 Curious Facts About The Year 2012

2012 is upon us, and whether or not you believe the world is doomed and we should all be crowding into our underground bunkers, there’s a lot of interesting stuff set to happen. So put on your Hazmat suits and grab your flashlights, because here’s what we have to look forward to.

The Ends Of The World: Killer Strangelets

There are a lot of things out there trying to kill us. Space rocks, solar flares, global warming. Politics. So, in the spirit of our eventual apocalyptic demise, I’ve started this series of posts called The Ends Of The World, in which I’ll be showcasing the many, many, many ways we might inevitably meet our …