No-Drip Wine Bottle Devised By Physicist

No-Drip Wine Bottle Devised By Physicist

Say goodbye to wine-stained tablecloths. Daniel Perlman, a biophysicist from Brandeis University, has developed an ingenious solution to the annoying problem of droplets running down the side of a bottle after a glass of wine is poured. The proposed new bottle has a groove below the lip – yes, that’s enough to stop drops from sliding down….

Boiling Water Behaves Extremely Weirdly Aboard The ISS

Boiling Water Behaves Extremely Weirdly Aboard The ISS

We take boiling for granted. Heat some water up to 100°C (212°F) and bubbles appear as the water turns into a gas. However, you probably know that boiling water on a mountain happens quicker and at lower temperatures. This is because the atmospheric pressure up there is lower and bubbles can form more easily. So what’s…

CERN Just Had A Particle Bonanza With Five New Discoveries

CERN Just Had A Particle Bonanza With Five New Discoveries

In CERN’s quest to discover the complexity of particle physics, it has just hit a particularly good spot – five new subatomic particles have been found. With this discovery, physicists hope they can unlock the mystery of how the nuclei of atoms are stuck together. These five new particles are just five different versions of Omega-c-zero, Ωc0, a…

Some Of The Earth's Original Crust Survives In Canada

Some Of The Earth's Original Crust Survives In Canada

The world has changed a lot in the almost 4.6 billion years since it formed. The vast majority of the crust that existed at that time has been swept into the mantle, losing all traces of its original composition. However, in northern Quebec, geologists have found traces of what they believe is original continental crust,…

Two Teams Have Now Developed Time Crystals

Two Teams Have Now Developed Time Crystals

Crystals are structures that regularly repeat in space. A few years ago, scientists wondered if there existed structures that also regularly repeat in time, so-called “time crystals”. The answer is yes and we can make them. This week, two papers by two different groups were published in Nature detailing the creation of time crystals, which were announced…

Meteor Showers Are Warped By Gravity Of Planets

Meteor Showers Are Warped By Gravity Of Planets

Shooting stars are one of the most awe-inspiring astronomical events we can witness regularly. Meteor showers recur every year and they are named after the constellation they seem to originate from. However, according to a new study, they are actually coming from a different direction every night. The NASA-backed CAMS (Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance)…