Event horizons are tunable factories of quantum entanglement

Artist rendering of optical systems containing the analog of a pair white-black hole. Credit: 2021 PhD alumnus Anthony Brady, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona Louisiana State University physicists have leveraged quantum information theory techniques to reveal a mechanism for amplifying, or “stimulating,” the production of entanglement in the Hawking effect in a controlled … Read more

Mysterious X-rays could be kilonova “afterglow” from 2017 neutron star merger

Enlarge / Artist’s representation of the merger of two neutron stars to form a black hole (hidden within bright bulge at center of image). The merger generates opposing high-energy jets of material (blue) that heat up material around the stars, making it emit X-rays (reddish clouds). NASA/CXC/M. Weiss Back in 2017, astronomers detected a phenomenon … Read more

Awkward! A NASA Astronaut Is Currently Scheduled to Fly Back to Earth in a Russian Spacecraft

What will the small talk be like? Awkward Vibes NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, currently stationed on board the International Space Station, is scheduled to return to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft — an awkward predicament, given the extraordinarily tense situation between Russia and the United States developing back on the ground. The international … Read more

Fearsome New Species of Stegosaur May Be the Oldest Ever Discovered in the World

Bashanosaurus primitivus – the newest and oldest species of stegosaur in Asia. Credit: Banana Art Studio Bashanosaurus primitivus roamed the earth around 168 million years ago during the Middle[{” attribute=””>Jurassic period, suggesting that stegosaurs may have originated in Asia. Relatively small, but fearsome-looking stegosaur measured about 2.8 meters (9 feet) from nose to tail—but scientists … Read more