At this years Baselworld not only a new model was added to the “Manufacture Piece”-collection by Hublot, but also a whole new material which has never been used in watchmaking before. Sourced from the US military, it is a polymer matrix composite which is reinforced by a three-dimensional carbon fibre weave. The result is a very strong, very resistant, yet also very light material. Continue reading Hublot Big Bang MP-11 3D Carbon
If you were to rank the wildest things in the universe, there are a few obvious contenders: gamma rays, fast radio bursts, and quasars, for example. But no list would be complete without black holes and the black hole’s less-dense cousins, the neutron star. These hyper-compressed things can do some mind-boggling warping to the shape of space itself. So, what happens if one were to eat the other?
Scientists have pinpointed the most ancient oxygen yet discovered in the universe. Spied by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile, the oxygen is nestled in a galaxy 13.1 billion light-years from Earth. Called SXDF-NB1006-2, this galaxy is one of the oldest known.
Physicists have chilled molecules to just a smidgen above absolute zero — colder than the afterglow of the Big Bang.