| Apr 28, 2015
| 11:51 AM
One of the greatest mysteries of how stars behave has been right in our own backyard: the sun’s corona. Scientists have long wondered what heats this thin, ethereal shell of particles to roughly 300 times the temperature of the surface of the sun...
| Apr 27, 2015
Current and former employees of Jefferson Lab in Newport News who believe they became ill from work-related exposure to radiation or toxic substances can meet with federal officials Tuesday to see if they're eligible for compensation and medical benefits....
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:48 AM
Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.
But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 3:49 PM
One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week.
With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 4:18 PM
The historic 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson particle and the particle accelerator that detected it are getting scientists closer to understanding the creation of the universe, the head of the European Organization for Nuclear Research said Monday....
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:09 PM
One day a while back, Jeffrey Wetherhold found a discarded bust of Elvis Presley at the curb near his home in Allentown, so naturally he picked it up and brought it to the Parkland High School classroom where he teaches physics.
It made a nice holder for...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:43 PM
Inside cavernous Hall C at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Sen. Tim Kaine stood under massive structures of concrete and steel that are used to help blast electrons at targets in the name of science.
Nuclear physicist Cynthia Keppel was walking the...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:14 PM
Our solar system may not be as special as we thought. A new study of a young star’s protoplanetary disk finds the same kinds of complex organic molecules that are found on the comets in our own solar system.
The findings, published in the...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 8:59 AM
Matthew Kleban holds a doctorate in physics from Stanford, conducted postdoctorate research at Albert Einstein's alma mater the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and is now part of the research group at NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:55 PM
After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smasher that discovered the Higgs boson is back in action – and ready for bigger challenges. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, successfully sent...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:54 PM
More than a decade after Maryland inventor Robert Fischell began exploring the use of magnets to relieve migraine pain, the idea could be on the verge of a $65 million sale.
A deal with a Texas medical device company announced last week gives Baltimore-...