Artificial intelligence reduces a 100,000-equation quantum physics problem to only four equations

Artificial intelligence reduces a 100,000-equation quantum physics problem to only four equations

A visualization of a mathematical apparatus used to capture the physics and behavior of electrons moving on a lattice. Each pixel represents a single interaction between two electrons. Until now, accurately capturing the system required around 100,000 equations—one for each pixel. Using machine learning, scientists reduced the problem to just four equations. That means a … Read more

How to watch as Jupiter and its moons make their closest approach to Earth in 59 years — providing an “extraordinary” view

How to watch as Jupiter and its moons make their closest approach to Earth in 59 years — providing an “extraordinary” view

Jupiter will look bigger and brighter than normal on Monday night as it rises opposite of the sun and reaches its closest point to Earth in decades. It will be so close that the planet’s banding and several of its moons should be visible, NASA said.  The gas giant will become visible when it reaches … Read more

Mysterious light streaks across NC sky: FB photos

A mysterious light streaked across the sky in Wilmington, North Carolina on Sept. 24, photos show. Screengrab from Anessa Shaffer’s Facebook post. North Carolinians took to social media after a mysterious light streaked across the sky the evening of Saturday, Sept. 24. Photos and videos show a white and yellow beacon of light trailing through … Read more

NASA's DART Mission to an Asteroid (Official Mission Trailer) – NASA

NASA’s DART Mission to an Asteroid (Official Mission Trailer)  NASA Opinion: Crashing a spacecraft into the asteroid is no boondoggle  CNN NASA Planning To Slam Aircraft Into Asteroid For A Save-The-Planet-Like Experiment  NBC News How to Watch NASA’s DART Spacecraft Slam Into an Asteroid  The New York Times NASA’s DART mission will slam into an asteroid’s moon today  CNN View … Read more

SpaceX breaks pad turnaround record with two Falcon 9 launches in six days

SpaceX has completed its 43rd launch of 2022 and 62nd dedicated Starlink launch overall, breaking a launch pad turnaround record in the process. That pad – Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) Launch Complex 40 (LC-40) – is the single most important cog in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch machine, significantly increasing the significance of what … Read more

Scientists Looked at Nine Cyclones Swirling at Jupiter’s North Pole

This image from the Juno spacecraft shows the nine cyclones at Jupiter’s north pole in infrared.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM Some odd storms on Jupiter discovered back in 2017 by a NASA spacecraft are particularly intriguing to scientists. New research attempted to figure out how the nine cyclones spinning at Jupiter’s north pole remain so organized. Jupiter’s iconic … Read more

Object lights up night sky in New England Saturday night

A bright light in the Saturday night sky had all the hallmarks of a Hollywood-style unidentified flying object (or unidentified aerial phenomenon, as they’re called now) or end-of-days world-shattering asteroid. Just after 7:30 p.m. the large crowd waiting to enter Canobie Lake Park’s “Screeemfest” looked to the south as a group to see a large … Read more