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1.29.19

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.

9.28.17

Physicists Imagine a Supercomputer Based on ‘Magic Dust’

If it scales, the polariton-based computer could leave everything else in the ... dust.

9.25.17

US Collider Appears to Produce Just a Drip of Theorized Low-Energy Quark Soup

Astrophysicists at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider come closer to understanding the milliseconds following the Big Bang.

9.18.17

New Analysis Suggests That Commercial Quantum Computers Are Kinda Slow

D-Wave's quantum annealers face a fundamental limitation when it comes to scaling: temperature.

8.4.17
6.19.17

The Cat Is Dead: Enjoy These Three Music Videos About Theoretical Physics

Backreaction's Sabine Hossenfelder​ offers a synthwave tour of the hard questions.

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5.27.17

Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality

Good old silicon saves the day.

5.21.17

New Measurement Technique Puts Elusive Virtual Particles in Relief

It turns out that measuring nothing is pretty hard.

5.1.17

With a Recycled LHC Magnet, the Axion Solar Telescope Hunts for Ghost Photons

CERN's axion hunt drills down toward New Physics

1.22.17

Laser Squeezing Pushes Tiny Metal Plate to New Temperature Low

NIST physicists beat a fundamental quantum limit.

1.22.17

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.

12.26.16

Introducing WikiGalaxy, an Incredible 3D Visualization of Wikipedia

Owen Cormec has transformed 100,000 entries from the free encyclopedia into a growing nebula of human knowledge.

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