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Stories by Tim Folger

Quantum Gravity in the Lab

Physicists attempting to unify the theories of  gravity and quantum mechanics have long thought practical experiments were out of reach, but new proposals offer a chance to test the quantum nature of gravity on a tabletop...

April 1, 2019 — Tim Folger

How Does the Quantum World Cross Over?

The universe according to quantum mechanics is strange and probabilistic, but our everyday reality seems nailed down. New experiments aim to probe where—and why—one realm passes into the other...

June 19, 2018 — Tim Folger

The Race to Replace the Kilogram

The long-running effort to ditch the decaying, 19th-century artifact that defines the kilogram nears its conclusion

January 24, 2017 — Tim Folger

Waiting for the Higgs

Even as the last protons spin through the most successful particle accelerator in history, physicists hope to conjure one final triumph

September 29, 2011 — Tim Folger

Contact: The Day After

If we are ever going to pick up a signal from E.T., it is going to happen soon, astronomers say. And we already have a good idea how events will play out

January 3, 2011 — Tim Folger
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