Physics and Astronomy News Archive: October 2018

Image: New study sets a size limit for undiscovered subatomic particles
New study sets a size limit for undiscovered subatomic particles
Source: Yale   Posted: 10/20/18
A new study suggests that many theorized heavy particles, if they exist at all, do not have the properties needed to explain the predominance of matter over antimatter in the universe.

Image: Ultra-light gloves let users “touch” virtual objects
Ultra-light gloves let users “touch” virtual objects
Source: EPFL   Posted: 10/20/18
Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed an ultra-light glove – weighing less than 8 grams per finger– that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects.

Image: Researchers solve mystery at the centre of the Milky Way
Researchers solve mystery at the centre of the Milky Way
Source: Lund   Posted: 10/20/18
Astronomers from Lund University in Sweden have now found the explanation to a recent mystery at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy: the high levels of scandium discovered last spring near the galaxy’s giant black hole were in fact an optical illusion.