Monday 11th February 2019 marks International Day of women and girls in science. The contribution of women to science is often downplayed and goes somewhat unnoticed. Perhaps the most striking example of this is the life and work of Emmy Noether - the woman who saved general relativity.
A newly discovered ‘singlet-based’ magnet has promise for enhanced data storage. A team of scientists, led by Andrew Wray, an assistant professor of physics at New York University, has discovered the first robust example of a new type of magnet – one that holds promise for enhancing the performance of data storage technologies.
An international team led by the University of Southampton has been observing a black spinning around its axis at its near maximum rate in our galaxy. It is hoped that the study will shed more light on the characteristics of black holes and their surrounding environment.
The most primary questions that remain in our understanding of the Universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and the missing 95% of matter in the Universe, could have a related explanation, scientists at Oxford have suggested; a fluid containing ‘negative mass’
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?