Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dutch scientists have unlocked the secret to the sci-fi phenomenon of teleportation

“Dutch scientists have unlocked the secret to the sci-fi phenomenon of teleportation, successfully causing an atom to vanish and reappear nearly 10 feet away.”

“The Irish Times reports that a team led by Professor Ronald Hanson of Delft University conducted a demonstration in which information encoded into sub-atomic particles was teleported between two points with 100 percent accuracy for the very first time.”

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Jupiter's Clouds from New Horizons

The New Horizons spacecraft took some stunning images of Jupiter on its way out to Pluto. Famous for its Great Red Spot, Jupiter is also known for its regular, equatorial cloud bands, visible through even modest sized telescopes. The featured image, horizontally compressed, was taken in 2007 near Jupiter's terminator and shows the Jovian giant's wide diversity of cloud patterns.

On the far left are clouds closest to Jupiter's South Pole. Here turbulent whirlpools and swirls are seen in a dark region, dubbed a belt, that rings the planet. Even light colored regions, called zones, show tremendous structure, complete with complex wave patterns.

The energy that drives these waves surely comes from below. New Horizons is the fastest space probe ever launched, has successfully complete its main flyby of Pluto in 2015, and is now heading further out and on track to flyby Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69 in 2019. In the near term, many space enthusiasts excitedly await Juno's arrival at Jupiter next Monday.

Info and image via APOD
Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins U. APL, SWRI

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SpaceShipTwo Breaking The Sound Barrier

Awesome image of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo while in high altitude. Orbital human spaceflight, any takers?

SpaceShipTwo just finished its third rocket-powered test and reached the highest altitude its ever been at 71,000 feet by hitting a maximum velocity of Mach 1.4. You can see the new reflective coating on the rocket plane's tail booms which perfectly reflects the flame and our Earth.

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Video: SpaceShipTwo - Wonderful Raw Footage of 3rd Powered Flight 2014

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The Self-Folding Origami Robot

This miniature origami robot can walk, climb, dig, carry, swim and dissolve into nothing, and it's only the first step. Just wait for the nanobots that will clear clogged arteries.

So what can we do with super tiny self-folding robots? Researchers hope to develop even smaller autonomous robots with additional sensors that can dissolve in water. Such tiny devices could have a variety of medical uses when introduced inside of a human body, maybe zapping cancer cells or cleaning clogged arteries.

It sounds a bit scary having nanobots fixing your body, hopefully they could never take over your body or go haywire like in some sci-fi movie. LOL!

Check out the video below to see this miniature origami robot in action...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Brexit vote rattles UK and European scientists

Because we all know that there was no funding for particle physics research before the EU became what it is today, and scientists from different countries were basically prohibited from collaborating.

And before everyone starts with comments about US or other single nation achievements in science let me remind you that top-level science can't be achieved by a single nation these days. If you truly think that, I recommend you go back to the 1700s.

Here's what the Brexit result means for science, particularly physics, in the UK and the rest of Europe.

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Corina Marinescu

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