Topic: University of Padua
Scientists at the University of Padua in Italy have used infrared light and spectroscopy (the study of a physical object's interaction with electromagnetic radiation) to examine the shroud and found that it's actually much older than a previous study found.
Nicolaus Copernicus was born 540 years ago today.
God particle: The Higgs boson isn't just any particle. It's the linchpin of the Standard Model of particle physics theory that explains the Big Bang, because it is believed to answer a fundamental question about why matter has mass.
07/26/2011 10:47 am
In case you've always wanted to see two of Galileo's fingers (removed from his corpse by admirers), you can at Florence, Italy's Museum of the History of Science.
06/08/2010 06:56 pm