1942: UChicago’s race to the first nuclear reaction

RACHEL BRONSON: So in 1939, the world is in a desperate situation. The Nazis are on the move. They seem unstoppable. ROBERT ROSNER: The Germans attacked Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, and the French. They were ruthless. They demonstrated their ruthlessness. RACHEL BRONSON: They seem capable and willing to execute a war of total domination. And the […]

Sticky tape the key to ultrathin solar cells

We are working on a new semiconductor, it’s called black phosphorus or phosphorene. Ultra thin, ultra light and also with wavelength tunability which can offer us to fabricate lots of interesting devices such as LED and solar cells. We used the similar away that was used to fabricate graphene to fabricate phosphorene. We use the […]

Flexible Solar Cells and Biosensors

At the University of Dayton, we have developed some new capabilities for synthesizing materials and fabricating devices out of these materials to be used as a molecular sensors and also in different capacities for energy harvesting. What’s really cool about it is that you deposit this layer down, and then you can use a laser […]

Black Holes are WAY Smaller than You Think

Hi, everybody, this is black hole M87. NGC 4486 or Virgo A, it’s a supermassive black hole and the first ever seen by our jelly-filled light buckets. Virgo a is six and a half million times more massive than our Sun. But like, how big is it not like how massive but like how large […]

What Is Nuclear Fission? | Radioactivity | Physics | FuseSchool

The World’s First Photo of Quantum Entanglement Could Disprove Einstein’s Theory

Albert Einstein was, there’s no other word for it, a genius. The man conceived of special and general relativity, theories that have been breaking brains since the early 1900s. But when it came to the idea that two particles can be entangled, and an effect on one could be instantaneously felt by the other even […]

China Made An Artificial Star 6 Times Hotter Than The Sun

Imagine if we could replace fossil fuels with our very own stars and No, we’re not talking about solar power We’re talking about nuclear fusion and recent research is helping us get there meet the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak East for short East is a fusion reactor in China and now it can reach temperatures […]

Did Another Universe Exist Before This One? | Unveiled

Did Another Universe Exist Before Us? For decades, now, popular scientific consensus has held that the universe is around 14 billion years old, and that it can be dated back to one specific origin point: what many call “the Big Bang”. But, after years of research, we’re still debating what the Big Bang really was, […]

How Big Is a Proton Anyway? This Decade-Long Debate May Have Just Been Solved

The subatomic realm can be a confusing place, but you would think that we’ve studied atoms long enough to at least understand their most basic properties. Things like how big a proton is. And based on several experiments, scientists had thought they had a pretty good handle on it too. Until an ingenious 2010 experiment […]

Why the Parker Solar Probe is NASA’s most exciting mission | Michelle Thaller

One of the most exciting things that’s going on at NASA right now is that we have a probe that’s actually orbiting very close to the sun. And over the next years, it’s going to get closer, and closer, and closer. It’s called the Parker Solar Probe, and the catch phrase, sort of the mission […]