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What are tachyons?

Tachyons- A class of particles proposed in the late 1950’s by physicist Arnold Sommerfeld, which are thought to travel faster than the speed of light. All light travels at approximately 2.99792468 *108 meters per second - an increasingly high speed so intense that it would take one-tenth of a second Read more…

The Vision of a Hammerhead

Ever wondered what evolutionary benefit could possibly arise from having a T-shaped head? Well, the hammerhead shark can certainly attest. In a recent study on hammerhead sharks at Florida Atlantic University, team study member Michelle McComb found that hammerhead sharks had amazing peripheral vision. Michelle’s team performed lab tests on Read more…

Will Copenhagen Count?

The impending Climate Change Conference that is scheduled to start December 7th in Copenhagen has created quite a stir internationally. With over 190 nations planning to attend (almost every nation in the world will be represented), along with various non-governmental organizations, the United Nations has raised the stakes concerning global Read more…

ALICE Experiment

Of the six detectors being constructed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), one is A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE), a specialized detector for heavy ion physics.  Scientists hope ALICE will be key in solving the mystery of the origin of matter. All matter is composed of atoms, consisting of Read more…

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