Time Crystals: How Scientists Created A New State Of Matter

Time Crystals: How Scientists Created A New State Of Matter

Some of the most profound predictions in theoretical physics, such as Einstein’s gravitational waves or Higgs’ boson, have taken decades to prove with experiments. But every now and then, a prediction can become established fact in an astonishingly short time. This is what happened with “time crystals”, a new and strange state of matter that…

Has Metallic Hydrogen Been Achieved For The First Time?

Has Metallic Hydrogen Been Achieved For The First Time?

Researchers might have finally been able to produce metallic hydrogen, a complex and elusive state that was firstly theorized more than 80 years ago. Dr Ranga Dias and Professor Isaac Silvera from Harvard University were able to achieve this impressive feat by cooling down hydrogen to 5.5 Kelvin (-268°C/-450°F), while compressing it to a staggering pressure…

What Happens If You Put Red Hot Steel On A Frozen Lake?

What Happens If You Put Red Hot Steel On A Frozen Lake?

The curious duo from the world-renowned Hydraulic Press Channel have brought their destructive tendencies to another project called Beyond the Press. Just the other day, they released a new video that saw them place a red hot steel weight on a frozen lake, or as they call their actions: “frozen lake stupidity for videos.” After “cooking” the 20-kilogram…

What Would Happen If A Nuclear Bomb Was Dropped On A City?

What Would Happen If A Nuclear Bomb Was Dropped On A City?

Curiosity about nuclear bombs is sky-high at the moment (for some inexplicable reason), so the guys over at YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE have delivered a new video filled with dozens of fascinating bits of knowledge on the hard science behind atomic warfare.   For example, a 1 megaton bomb blast – a fairly heavy bomb yield strength –…

Time Crystals Are Now A Thing

Time Crystals Are Now A Thing

Scientists have developed “time crystals”, and while the name sounds like something from Doctor Who, they are very real, although they have nothing to do with time travel. In the same way that a regular crystal has a structure that repeats regularly in space, time crystals have a structure that repeats itself in time. In a paper…

Why The Earth’s Magnetic Poles Could Be About To Swap Places – And How It Would affect Us

Why The Earth’s Magnetic Poles Could Be About To Swap Places – And How It Would affect Us

The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field – protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet’s history includes at least several hundred global magnetic reversals, where north and south magnetic poles swap places. So when’s…