Explore every gravitational wave event spotted so far

Throughout the universe, violent collisions of cosmic beasts such as black holes wrench the fabric of spacetime, producing ripples called gravitational waves. For most of history, humans have been oblivious to those celestial rumbles. Today, we’ve detected scores of them. The first came in 2015, when scientists with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or […]

The attack on the Capitol had all the ingredients of a COVID-19 superspreader event

The events that occurred were concerning for more than just political reasons. (Cameron Smith on Unsplash/) Any time an event is held, COVID-19 infection is a risk. After all, the virus loves nothing more than people crowding together and talking loudly. But of course, not all events are created equal: The risk of spreading COVID-19 […]

How to livestream an event for all your friends and family

If everything’s set up properly, you can sit back and relax as guests join, but don’t forget to make your video feed the main event. (Chris Montgomery/Unsplash/) Live streaming? Easy. Grab your phone, open Instagram, and go live. Doing it well? Harder—but doable. Take my brother’s wedding, for example. He just married his fiancée (from […]

This interactive tool figures out your COVID-19 risk of attending an event

Planning to attend an event but unsure of the COVID-19 risk, and if you should go at all? There’s an evidence-based interactive web tool that can help. Developed by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and simple in its design, the online tool uses data updated daily to estimate the chance that one or more people at an […]

Follow along with Apple’s last 2020 product announcement event

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The shortest event ever timed has been measured in zeptoseconds

The time it takes for a single particle of light to pass through a hydrogen molecule is now the shortest duration ever measured. This interval was about 247 zeptoseconds, or trillionths of a billionth of a second, researchers report in the Oct. 16 Science. For comparison, there are as many zeptoseconds in one second as […]

Hockey game turned into COVID-19 superspreader event

A recreational ice hockey game in Florida turned into a “superspreader” event when 14 out of 22 players developed COVID-19 after the game, including players on both teams, according to a new report. The report, published Thursday (Oct. 15) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, highlights the […]

Catch up on all the iPhone 12 rumors before Apple’s event tomorrow

The iPhone 11 could be the last generation of iPhone to have rounded edges—for now. (Apple /) Tomorrow, Apple is set to announce new hardware at an all-virtual fall event. All signs point to the arrival of the first 5G-equipped iPhone, but we won’t know for sure until Tim Cook and his pals officially pull […]