18th November 2011
Link reblogged from The Atlantic with 188 notes
New tests at the European science facility CERN yet again confirm the results of their prior experiment which showed faster-than-light particles, reports the BBC and The Washington Post. Back in September, CERN scientists clocked neutrinos — funky, ghostly particles that pass through every square inch of Earth billions of times a second — at 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Sixty nanoseconds was all that was needed to confound living physicists by calling into question of the linchpins of modern physics: the Einstein’s theory of relativity, which stipulates that nothing can travel faster than light. Read more.
2nd November 2011
Photo reblogged from National Post with 661 notes
The face testicular pain: Doctors find ultrasound image smiling back at them
Move over grilled cheese Virgin Mary. Step aside bathroom door Jesus. When Canadian researchers recently conducted an ultrasound to examine a growth on a patient’s testicles, they expected to look at the mass, but didn’t expect the mass to be staring back.
“It was almost like art coming out of this patient’s testicles,” said Dr. Naji Touma, an assistant professor of urology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. “It was an amusing finding.”
22nd September 2011
Link reblogged from Workman Says Things with 274 notes
An international team of scientists has recorded neutrino particles travelling faster than the speed of light, a spokesman for the researchers said on Thursday — in what could be a challenge to one of the fundamental rules of physics.
12th January 2011
Link with 4 notes
After years of fruitlessly joking about it, scientists finally plan to probe Uranus.