Posts in: Physical Science

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Double Sunrise

Double Sunrise

A new theory proposes Earth-like planets with double the star power.

By | Posted December 5, 2007

Why is it taking Iran so long to make a nuclear weapon? Didn’t it only take the US four years to invent them?

Why is it taking Iran so long to make a nuclear weapon? Didn’t it only take the US four years to invent them?

– asks Herman Blount of Birmingham, AL

By | Posted November 20, 2007

A Good Microbe is Hard to Kill

A Good Microbe is Hard to Kill

NASA’s “clean rooms” are home to a variety of extreme bacteria.

By | Posted November 9, 2007

How do bikes balance when we ride them?

How do bikes balance when we ride them?

– asks Ariel from Vermont

By | Posted November 5, 2007

More than a Print

More than a Print

Researchers think drug use can be detected in fingerprints.

By | Posted October 12, 2007

Gridlock on the Grid

Gridlock on the Grid

As the national power grid ages, we become more vulnerable to blackouts.

By | Posted August 29, 2007

Quantum Questions

Quantum Questions

Andrew Kent’s New York University physics lab delves into the mysterious world of quantum computing.

By | Posted August 22, 2007

Winging It

Winging It

Can physics solve the mystery of avian flight?

By | Posted July 18, 2007

How could the universe expand faster than the speed of light? That seems impossible!

How could the universe expand faster than the speed of light? That seems impossible!

– asks Paul

By | Posted July 9, 2007

No Signal in the City

No Signal in the City

Why it’s still hard to get cell-phone reception in the urban jungle.

By | Posted April 13, 2007

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