Nuclear Clock Accurate Over Billions of Years
Source: GATech Posted: 3/23/12 A clock accurate to within a tenth of a second over 14 billion years – the age of the universe – is the goal of research being reported this week by scientists from three different institutions.
Detection of a cosmic effect
Source: Princeton Posted: 3/23/12 The first observation of a cosmic effect theorized 40 years ago could provide astronomers with a more precise tool for understanding the forces behind the universe's formation and growth, including the enigmatic phenomena of dark energy and dark matter.
Cassini Detects Hint of Fresh Air at Dione
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 3/2/12 NASA's Cassini spacecraft has 'sniffed' molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's icy moon Dione for the first time, confirming the presence of a very tenuous atmosphere.
Source: GATech Posted: 3/2/12 Squeezing what hasn’t been squeezed before: Scientists score another victory over uncertainty in quantum physics measurements.
Source: Oregon State Posted: 3/2/12 Researchers have discovered a way to make a low-cost material that might accomplish negative refraction of light and other radiation.
'There is no inductive method which could lead to the fundamental concepts of physics. Failure to understand this fact constituted the basic philosophical error of so many investigators of the nineteenth century.'