physics

Life: all tangled up

How is it that birds, those tiny feathery creatures, were precisely navigating the globe while hominids had not yet managed to efficiently communicate directional information?…


Science briefs

New semiconductor It may not be graphene that revolutionizes transistors after all, according to an article in the Nature Nanotechnology journal, reports physorg.com. Molybdenite, a…


The God Particle

Remember when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was going to mark the end of the world? Doomsayers claimed it would be so powerful that it…


Kiloh-no!

Break free of physicality once and for all. Let go of the three dimensions, the mass and the matter that holds your fragile world together….


The age of things

Two hundred kilometers north of Winnipeg is Nopiming Provincial Park, a place full of backwater camping and hiking trails, and, as it happens, precambrian rocks…


Quantum computing

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Byron Southern, a theoretical physicist and professor of quantum mechanics at the University of Manitoba. With a…


Science briefs

Bad driving — damn genetics! Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered that people with a genetic variation may be predisposed to being…