Can an advanced civilization change the laws of physics?

If you are going to look for evidence of technologically advanced civilizations in the universe, you should start by thinking about what exactly you might be looking for. My colleagues and I in the NASA-sponsored Categorising Atmospheric Technosignatures program spend a lot of time thinking about this. But there is a question that haunts me … Read more

Explaining the universe “wasn’t easy” for Charles Liu of Montclair

at Charles Liu’s new book, “The Universe Explained,” Astrophysicist and astronomy guru tells the story of the universe from the first seconds after its birth, through the journey of the Big Bang, to more than 5 billion years from now, when the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy are expected to collide, to what could … Read more

Inflation makes everyone spend more, but it may be the engine to save our money — and our planet

Inflation worries many Americans — a jump in the price of groceries and gas means paying more for fewer items, and potentially restricting any savings in the future. But it could also be an opportunity to rethink daily spending, and perhaps even help the environment. There is a link between consumer spending and climate change. … Read more

Are we in a chaotic world? Find out with All About Space

Inside Issue 130 of Inside All About Space, on sale now, explore chaos theory and how it affects the world around us as well as applies to the wider universe. Subscribe to All About Space (Image credit: Future) Get everything about space delivered straight to your door or digital device. Subscribe to All About Space … Read more

3D porous structure of the oldest materials in the solar system

Porosity is an important physical property that greatly influences a wide range of physical processes on asteroids. Significantly affects the mechanics of drilling. It not only contributes to dampening shock waves but also determines the amount and distribution of waste heat generated1,2,3. Porosity affects the permeability and movement of gases and liquids through an object, … Read more

NASA forms gas: supercooled bubbles on the International Space Station ‘breakthrough’ for quantum research

NASA has a history of documenting and dealing with how fluids behave differently in microgravity compared to how they appear on Earth. They have long noticed that water droplets merge into floating spheres rather than become heavy droplets. But now, researchers have found a way to replicate this effect by controlling an extremely cold gas … Read more