Ultrafast Camera Caught Light Doing A “Sonic Boom”

Ultrafast Camera Caught Light Doing A “Sonic Boom”

For the first time, an international group of scientists has managed to film light pulses forming a photonic Mach cone, the equivalent of a sonic boom but for light. The incredible feat was only possible thanks to an experimental camera that is capable of capturing 100 billion frames per second. The Mach cone is created when […]

Trump Administration Removes All References To Climate Change From White House Website

Trump Administration Removes All References To Climate Change From White House Website

“The requested page “/energy/climate-change” could not be found.” The instant President Trump took the oath of office on Friday, an information page about climate change on the White House website was deleted.  Instead, a site called “America First Energy Plan” claims that the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the US rule – designed specifically to […]

How We Are Listening To The Universe

How We Are Listening To The Universe

The old adage, courtesy of Ridley Scott, is that in space nobody can hear you scream. But in reality, what you can or cannot hear in space is all a matter of technology. Sound is a mechanical wave: To propagate it requires a material and it cannot spread through a vacuum. And while space is […]