Supersolid Helium Discovered in Canada

Two Canadian researchers discovered a new form of matter yesterday. They call it "supersolid helium," and it's stiffer than any solid matter ever seen on Earth. Above you can see an image of solid helium, which is created by freezing and applying intense pressure to the normally light gas. The researchers made their… » 12/06/07 11:00am 12/06/07 11:00am

Step into My Wormhole and Become Invisible

Math geeks at University of Rochester say it's theoretically possible to create a wormhole between two locations. The beauty part is that you'd be invisible while you travel between them. The tech you'd use to do this sounds a little like Philip K. Dick's "scramble suit" from A Scanner Darkly. "Metamaterials" that… » 10/15/07 4:23pm 10/15/07 4:23pm