In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “Surface luminescence dating of some Egyptian monuments“, by Ioannis Liritzis and Asimina Vafiadou (2015). Continue reading “How surface luminescence dating (SLD) works – SLD dating of several famous Egyptian monuments”
Basic Quantum theory, Relativity, elementary particle Physics and ‘Non-Continuity of Time’ found in the writings of Epicurus (4th-3rd Century B.C.)!
Epicurus had written more than 20 books on Physics. Unfortunately, only about 20 pages of his Scientific writings survive. But, in these pages quite a few impressive things show up. An original analysis and presentation of the finds follows. Continue reading “Basic Quantum theory, Relativity, elementary particle Physics and ‘Non-Continuity of Time’ found in the writings of Epicurus (4th-3rd Century B.C.)!”
Archimedes; a biography
This post is dedicated to Archimedes, one of the most brilliant scientific minds of all time. Our reader can find here basic information on this quite influential figure of Ancient Greek Science. Continue reading “Archimedes; a biography”
Lasers make magnets behave like fluids
For years, researchers have pursued a strange phenomenon: When you hit an ultra-thin magnet with a laser, it suddenly de-magnetizes. Imagine the magnet on your refrigerator falling off. Continue reading “Lasers make magnets behave like fluids”
Ultrathin and ultrafast: Scientists pioneer new technique for two-dimensional material analysis
Discovery allows scientists to look at how 2D materials move with ultrafast precision.
Using a never-before-seen technique, scientists have found a new way to use some of the world’s most powerful X-rays to uncover how atoms move in a single atomic sheet at ultrafast speeds. Continue reading “Ultrathin and ultrafast: Scientists pioneer new technique for two-dimensional material analysis”
Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma
Most laypersons are familiar with the three states of matter as solids, liquids, and gases. But there are other forms that exist. Plasmas, for example, are the most abundant form of matter in the universe, found throughout our solar system in the sun and other planetary bodies. Scientists are still working to understand the fundamentals of this state of matter, which is proving to be ever more significant, not only in explaining how the universe works but in harnessing material for alternative forms of energy. Continue reading “Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma”