Wormholes may be lurking in the universe—and new studies are proposing ways of finding them

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity profoundly changed our thinking about fundamental concepts in physics, such as space and time. But it also left us with some deep mysteries. One was black holes, which were only unequivocally detected ov.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 13th, 2021

Researchers discover the earliest supermassive black hole and quasar in the universe

Nearly every galaxy hosts a monster at its center—a supermassive black hole millions to billions times the size of the Sun. While there's still much to learn about these objects, many scientists believe they are crucial to the formation and structu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 42 min. ago

Hundreds of health care facilities were hit by ransomware last year amid pandemic

At the University of Vermont Medical Center in October, a cyberattack knocked out 5,000 computers on the hospital's IT network, disrupting everything from its financial systems to its radiology services and sleep studies. Patient care ground to a hal.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 43 min. ago

The magnetic fields swirling within the Whirlpool galaxy

Messier objects are some of the most imaged objects in the universe. In part that's because many of them are so visibly appealing. A good example of that is the Whirlpool galaxy, M51, which recently received an even more dramatic visual representatio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 42 min. ago

Astronomers detect an outbursting young stellar object

By analyzing datasets from the Palomar Gattini InfraRed survey (PGIR) and NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft, astronomers have identified an outbursting young stellar object (YSO) in the star-forming region NGC 281-W. The study, which reports the finding and.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 42 min. ago

How to level up fast in Fortnite

Leveling up in Fortnite can be a slow process, but there are a few methods that speed up the process. Here are some easy ways to level up fast in Fortnite......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

The long-range transport of deconfined magnetic hedgehogs

Spintronics is an emerging area of research that aims to develop devices that transmit, process and store information leveraging the intrinsic angular momentum of electrons, known as spin. A key objective of spintronics studies is to identify strateg.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Researchers find inhibitors effective against a coronavirus enzyme

While the first vaccines have been developed against the pathogen SARS-CoV-2, studies are still underway to identify effective drugs for treating coronavirus infections. Scientists in Gießen, Mainz, and Würzburg in Germany involved in a fundamental.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

"I Looked at All the Ways Microsoft Teams Tracks Users and My Head is Spinning"

An anonymous reader shares a report: As far back as June, Microsoft explained in somewhat legalistic terms that it's happily recording so much Teams activity for the benefit of employers and it's up to them what they do with it. Sample wording from R.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Survey first to provide comprehensive view of Irish in Aotearoa, New Zealand

In addition to containing many firsts, new research from the University of Otago's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies provides comprehensive insights into the identity of Irish people in Aotearoa New Zealand......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Cosmic beasts and where to find them

Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa's powerful MeerKAT telescope. These galaxies are thought to be amongst the largest single objects in the Universe. The discovery has been published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Astronomers find planetary system with gas giant exoplanet and white dwarf companion

Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has discovered an interesting extrasolar planetary system consisting of a K-dwarf host star, a Jupiter-sized planet and a white dwarf. The finding and par.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Ask Slashdot: How Should User-Generated Content Be Moderated?

"I increasingly suspect that the days of large-scale public distribution of unmoderated user generated content on the Internet may shortly begin drawing to a close in significant ways..." writes long-time Slashdot reader Lauren Weinstein. And then.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Our galaxy is lonelier than we thought, New Horizons data shows

It was previously thought that there were trillions of galaxies in our universe, but new research using NASA's Deep Horizons mission questions that figure......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose study

One of the world's longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

The best firewalls for small businesses in 2021

Finding the right firewall for your small business might seem like a complicated task. There are a number of great solutions out there......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient—taurine—that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, published in t.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Wandavision premieres in ways that would never work on ABC—and that’s great

Disney+ take on Marvel TV is a massive zag from Netflix's zig—and we're intrigued. Enlarge / The black-and-white world of Wandavision, as occasionally interrupted by color in its first two episodes on Disney+ as of today. (credit: Disney) Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Telescopes on Far Side of the Moon Could Illuminate the Cosmic Dark Ages

Instruments deployed on missions to the lunar far side might give us an unprecedented view of the early universe -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

The best iPhone apps (January 2021)

Are you looking for the best apps for your iPhone? We take a deep dive into what the App Store has to offer, finding you the best options sorted by category......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

A new regime for analyzing properties of topological materials

Two recent studies demonstrate that there is a topological origin of two related metal alloys' ability to convert light into electrical current. New fundamental research on rhodium monosilicide (RhSi), published in NPJ Quantum Materials, and on cobal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021