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Stories by Ron Cowen

Curved Spacetime Mimicked on a Chip

A photonic device is capable of simulating gravitational lensing, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein's general relativity

September 30, 2013 — Ron Cowen and Nature magazine

Planet-Seeking Spacecraft Spies Water Worlds

The Kepler spacecraft has discovered a pair of exoplanets in a star's habitable zone and close to Earth in size, bringing scientists closer to finding a true twin of our planet

April 18, 2013 — Ron Cowen and Nature magazine

Physicists Twist Water into Knots

A 3-D-printed vortex-maker may improve understanding of braided fluids in nature, such as in the sun's outer atmosphere, superconductive materials, liquid crystals and quantum fields

March 6, 2013 — Ron Cowen and Nature magazine
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