This Cosmic Timekeeping Method Proposes to Synchronize All Clocks on Earth

Modern technology pulses with a heartbeat measured in microseconds. From global positioning systems to communications networks, it’s vital every component falls into near-perfect synch. Based on standards determined by a specialized task group, signals sent through optic fiber or down from an orbiting satellite tends to ensure time-sensitive technology matches moments down to the nanosecond. … Read more

Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a ghastly vision of a future cut off from sunlight, the machine overloads in the Matrix movie series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. If they’d had sunlight, algae would undoubtedly have been the better choice. Engineers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have run a microprocessor for more … Read more

We May Have Caught a Supermassive Black Hole Flipping Its Entire Magnetic Field

black holes are powerful cosmic engines. They provide the energy behind quasars and other active galactic nuclei (AGNs). This is due to the interaction of matter with its powerful gravitational and magnetic fields. Technically, a black hole doesn’t have a magnetic field on its own, but the dense plasma surrounding the black hole as an … Read more

Astronomers Have Detected The Brightest-Ever Pulsar Outside Our Galaxy

Scientists have detected the brightest pulsar ever observed outside the Milky Way, revealing the true identity of a far-off luminous object previously mistaken for a distant galaxy. Pulsars are incredibly dense neutron stars that emit beams of electromagnetic radiation from their poles. Due to the way these objects rapidly rotate, their high-energy emissions appear as … Read more

Something’s Glowing at The Galactic Core, And We Could Be Closer to Solving The Mystery

Something deep in the heart of the Milky Way galaxy is glowing with gamma radiation, and nobody can figure out for sure what it might be. Colliding dark matter has been proposed, ruled outand then tentatively reconsidered. Dense, rapidly rotating objects called pulsar were also considered as candidate sources of the high-energy rays, before being … Read more

The Eyes Can Reveal if Someone Has Aphantasia – An Absence of Visuals in Their Mind

Aphantasia is the strange condition where some people are unable to visualize images in their mind. For a long time, aphantasia could only be identified thanks to people’s self-reported experiences. Now, we may finally have a way to detect it in a different way. In this case, the eyes have it. More specifically, in a … Read more

Look at This Epic NASA Backpack Designed For Astronauts on The Moon

Human explorers on the moon may be able to send back unprecedented, finely detailed maps of the lunar surface, thanks to a new backpack device developed by NASA and its partners. It’s called the Kinematic Navigation and Cartography Knapsack (KNaCK for short), and it’s equipped with a portable LIDAR scanner that constantly scans the ground … Read more

An Ancient Namibian Stone Could Hold The Key to Unlocking Quantum Computers

One of the ways we can fully realize the potential of quantum computers is by basing them on both light and matter – this way, information can be stored and processed, but also travel at the speed of light. Scientists have just taken a step closer to this goal, by successfully producing the largest hybrid … Read more

A Stupid Amount of Feasting Black Holes Was Detected in This Cosmic Spiderweb

New images of the Spiderweb protocluster of galaxies reveal an unusually high number of active supermassive black holes. Data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory collected over 8 days show that, in the volume of surveyed space, 14 black holes at the hearts of the galaxies, including the Spiderweb Galaxy at the center of the protocluster, … Read more