The Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs, and Hope

“There are no physicists in the hottest parts of hell, because the existence of a ‘hottest part’ implies a temperature difference, and any marginally competent physicist would immediately use this to run a heat engine and make some other part of hell comfortably cool.” –Richard Davisson The Large Hadron Collider is the most powerful particle … Read moreThe Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs, and Hope

How much like Earth is Kepler's new planet? How we'll find out!

“Life is not a miracle. It is a natural phenomenon, and can be expected to appear whenever there is a planet whose conditions duplicate those of the Earth.” –Harold Urey One of the most exciting investigations going on right now in space is NASA’s Kepler Mission, which is on the hunt for planets beyond our … Read moreHow much like Earth is Kepler's new planet? How we'll find out!

The Physics of why the e-Cat's Cold Fusion Claims Collapse

“Every time you look up at the sky, every one of those points of light is a reminder that fusion power is extractable from hydrogen and other light elements, and it is an everyday reality throughout the Milky Way Galaxy.” –Carl Sagan (This post is coauthored by Dr. Peter Thieberger, Senior Physicist at Brookhaven National … Read moreThe Physics of why the e-Cat's Cold Fusion Claims Collapse

Dark Energy, Accelerated Expansion, and Energy Conservation: Does it all make sense?

“I have long held an opinion… that the various forms under which the forces of matter are made manifest have one common origin; or, in other words, are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, one into another, and possess equivalents of power in their action.” –Michael Faraday For … Read moreDark Energy, Accelerated Expansion, and Energy Conservation: Does it all make sense?