| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:23 PM
Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws.
In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:06 PM
Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own.
But in a paper published in the journal Nature...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 12:39 PM
The thousands of particle physicists didn't plan for their research to be a work of art.
The detector where the once-illusive Higgs Boson, an elementary particle of the universe, was discovered in 2012, however, is now an engineering marvel in the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:15 PM
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.
Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:38 PM
The battle between two economic juggernauts is about to begin — and Newport News, Hampton Roads and Virginia may be in danger of falling behind.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier this week that he plans to add $65 million to the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:21 PM
As part of a research team studying galaxies, two University of Maryland scientists recently helped find a wild one.
It doesn't fit into the two main galaxy shape categories and is even a bit too odd to belong with those astronomers call "irregulars,"...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:40 PM
UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in Irvine. He was 89.
Considered the father of breakthrough nuclear fusion techniques, Rostoker pursued the use of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:27 PM
President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials.
If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:36 AM
UPDATE: The online report gave information that the proposed 757 Angels network would take 2 percent equity ownership in presenting companies funded by at least one member. Paul Hirschbiel, study co-chair, said this is no longer being considered.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:29 PM
About 10 p.m. Saturday, Champagne bottles were popped and cake cut at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory when scientists received word from a spacecraft 3 billion miles away.
They had successfully brought the New Horizons spacecraft out of...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky.
The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the...