Detector With Real-time Alert Capability Waits Patiently For Supernova Neutrinos

Researchers at the Super-Kamiokande Observatory hope to be able to learn more about the elusive neutrino particle, thanks to a new computer system that can monitor detections in real-time.

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Faster-Than-Light Lasers Could “Illuminate” the Universe

It’s a cornerstone of modern physics that nothing in the Universe is faster than the speed of light (c). However, Einstein’s theory of special relativity does allow for instances where certain influences appear to travel faster than light without violating causality. These are what is known as “photonic booms,” a concept similar to a sonic […]