Physics http://wunc.org en NC State Physicist Explores Mysteries Of The Universe http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-physicist-explores-mysteries-universe <p>In the age of the Internet, it sometimes seems as though no questions remain unanswered. But for<a href="http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/people/faculty_reynolds.html"> Stephen Reynolds</a>, the mystery is only beginning. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:18:17 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 19801 at http://wunc.org NC State Physicist Explores Mysteries Of The Universe Nimble Neutrinos http://wunc.org/post/nimble-neutrinos <p><span class="link-external"><a href="http://physicsworld.com/">Physics</a></span> World&nbsp;recently named its top ten breakthroughs for the year, and research from <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.ncsu.edu/">North Carolina State University</a></span> was on the list. NC State, along with the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.rochester.edu/">University of Rochester in New York</a></span>, has been working on research into how neutrinos can be used for tricky communications, like talking to submerged submarines or interstellar travelers. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:50:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 6841 at http://wunc.org Meet Laura Mersini-Houghton http://wunc.org/post/meet-laura-mersini-houghton <p>The origins of the universe are being uncovered in Chapel Hill, NC thanks to <a href="http://www.physics.unc.edu/directory/directory.php?section=1&amp;tmpl=bio&amp;mode=text&amp;param=395" target="_blank">Laura Mersini-Houghton</a>, a cosmologist and theoretical physicist at the University of North Carolina. Her work delves even deeper into how our world came to be than the Big Bang theory. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:57:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3804 at http://wunc.org Meet Laura Mersini-Houghton Science Experiment Sheds Light On Planet Orbits http://wunc.org/post/science-experiment-sheds-light-planet-orbits <p>That's the sound of a penny rolling round and round in a device called a gravity funnel. This was recorded at the Natural Science Center in Greensboro using <a href="http://wunc.org/extras/makeradio">WUNC's Make Radio iPhone app</a>. It's part of a collaboration with the North Carolina Science Festival. You've likely seen this game, the coin launches from the top of a big round funnel and then spins, on edge, down to the collection jar underneath the hole at the bottom of the cone.<br> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:47:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 2724 at http://wunc.org