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Stories by W. Wayt Gibbs251 articles archived since 1845

The Quasar with 2 Black Hearts

Astronomers have discovered two supermassive black holes locked in a whirling dance at the center of the nearest quasar galaxy

December 1, 2015 — W. Wayt Gibbs

A Clock for All Time

A small group of futurists and engineers have begun building a mechanical clock meant to tick through 1,000 decades

November 17, 2014 — W. Wayt Gibbs

Hi-Tech Helmet Heads Off Stroke Damage

A helmet placed on the head of a stroke victim sends low-intensity microwaves through the brain to quickly determine whether a blockage or hemorrhage is taking place, making faster treatment possible. Wayt Gibbs reports


June 17, 2014 — W. Wayt Gibbs

These Tips Can Drive You up the Wall

Physics students at the University of Leicester in the U.K. worked out the principles for keeping a speeding race car in control on a vertical curved wall. Wayt Gibbs reports


March 19, 2014 — W. Wayt Gibbs

Spherical Eats

The chemistry of encased mussels and other edible orbs

October 1, 2011 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Nathan Myhrvold

Cryogenic Cooking

Liquid nitrogen can transform oil, berries and even hamburgers

August 1, 2011 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Nathan Myhrvold

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