Four new gravitational wave detections made by the National Science Foundation’s LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the European-based VIRGO gravitational-wave detector have pinpointed the location of colliding black holes. But will it quell critics of the project’s methods?
On Saturday 17th November, RMT union members took to the steps of Liverpool Lime Street station to continue strike action, making a stand against the removal of guards from Northern Rail trains after the introduction of a new £460 fleet of ‘driver-only’ trains. They are not protesting for more money or fewer hours, but for what they believe is the safety of Northern Rail passengers.
A new species of sauropod dinosaur that roamed Argentina over 110 million-years-ago has been discovered by a team of Spanish and Argentinian palaeontologists, the National University of La Matanza announced on Friday. The remains of three separate animals come from species belonging to the herbivorous sauropod-group, which also contains the Diplodocus and Brontosaurus species, which has been named Lavocatisaurus agrioensis
This week was a disappointing one for NASA and fans of space exploration, as the space agency announced that two pioneering projects, the Kepler Space Telescope, and the Dawn spacecraft asteroid explorer, have run out of fuel and both will be left to drift in space.
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider b (LHCb) collaboration have discovered two never-before-observed particles conforming to the ‘quark-model’ of physics in high-energy collisions. Excitingly, the team have also uncovered enticing hints at a third more exotic particle.
The long-awaited next breakthrough in computing is expected to come from so-called quantum computers, which will use quantum phenomena to lead to faster processing and radically improved data storage. Now, a physics graduate at Havard University has assembled a remarkable and unique system which may lead to the breakthrough quantum-computing has been waiting for.