Startling Discovery Shows How Close Nazi Germany Really Was to a Nuclear Program

The Nazis really did have cubes that nearly gave them great power.

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It doesn’t look like much. A cold, pock-marked block of benign uranium small enough to hold in your hand.

Source: Startling Discovery Shows How Close Nazi Germany Really Was to a Nuclear Program

Black Hole Image Revealed for First Time Ever – The New York Times

Astronomers at last have captured a picture of the darkest entities in the cosmos.

Spinning Water Droplets That Seemingly Defy Physics – Video – NYTimes.com

Chinese researchers have discovered a new way to make water droplets spin, creating a potential new kind of hydropower.

These Physicists Finally Figured Out Why Microwaved Grapes Ignite – Gastro Obscura

A grape meets a hydrogel bead, and sparks fly.

 

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a pair of grape hemispheres exposed to intense microwave radiation will spark, igniting a plasma.”

Source: These Physicists Finally Figured Out Why Microwaved Grapes Ignite – Gastro Obscura

Researchers have invented a new method of shrinking objects to one thousandth of the size | World Economic Forum

Researchers at MIT have found a way to create nanoscale objects of nearly any shape. The system produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals.

Source: Researchers have invented a new method of shrinking objects to one thousandth of the size | World Economic Forum

What Would Happen If the Earth Turned Into Blueberries? Thanks to a New Paper, Now We Know – The Chronicle of Higher Education

For one, our planet would immediately shrink in both mass and radius. Gravity would weaken. Oh, and there’s the blueberry geysers.

Source: What Would Happen If the Earth Turned Into Blueberries? Thanks to a New Paper, Now We Know – The Chronicle of Higher Education