‘Spooky action at a distance’ could create a nearly perfect clock

Physicists imagine a day when they will be able to design a clock that’s so precise, it will be used to detect subtle disturbances in space-time or to find the elusive dark matter that tugs on everything yet emits no light. The ticking of this clock will be almost perfect. That dream may not be […]

1st preserved dinosaur butthole is ‘perfect’ and ‘unique,’ paleontologist says

The first dinosaur butthole ever discovered is shedding light where the sun don’t shine. The discovery reveals how dinosaurs used this multipurpose opening — scientifically known as a cloacal vent — for pooping, peeing, breeding and egg laying.  The dinosaur’s derrière is so well preserved, researchers could see the remnants of two small bulges by […]

Humans are destroying our ‘perfect planet,’ Attenborough says

Powerful natural forces on our planet and in our solar system work together to sculpt and support life on our fragile pale blue dot.  A new five-part series called “A Perfect Planet,” narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, explores how these natural forces have worked together to make life possible — and how a […]

Perfect transmission through barrier using sound — ScienceDaily

The perfect transmission of sound through a barrier is difficult to achieve, if not impossible based on our existing knowledge. This is also true with other energy forms such as light and heat. A research team led by Professor Xiang Zhang, President of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) when he was a professor at […]

Perfect transmission through barrier using sound

The perfect transmission of sound through a barrier is difficult to achieve, if not impossible based on our existing knowledge. This is also true with other energy forms such as light and heat. A research team led by Professor Xiang Zhang, President of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) when he was a professor at […]

Find the perfect internet speed for you

“So, can I have a treat or are you going to stay here waiting for this to load?” (Ga / Unsplash/) Internet providers plaster ads all over TV for “gigabit” internet speeds, and their websites imply that “HD streaming” is only possible with 150Mbps plans, and that decent multiplayer gaming requires 500Mbps. We can think […]

Physicists recorded the flowing sound of a ‘perfect’ fluid for the first time

For the first time, physicists have recorded sound waves moving through a perfect fluid with the lowest possible viscosity, as permitted by the laws of quantum mechanics, an ascending glissando of the frequencies at which the fluid resonates. This research can help us to understand some of the most extreme conditions in the Universe – […]