New tests could verify the general theory of relativity, or find flaws
Ultracold atoms can simulate all sorts of quantum behavior
Originally published in November 2000
Room-sized “atom waves” could help probe the quantum realm
An update to the classic “double-slit” experiment paves the way toward a novel strategy for quantum computing
This new detection—the second of its kind—raises new questions about the nature of these mysterious objects
Mathematicians are devising new techniques to better predict how to tie strong knots that are useful in climbing and sailing
Getting around the sun last year was some trip.
Theoretical models can be complex—but the most successful ones are usually not
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A new material’s strange properties could be useful in future quantum computers
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Human hair tested stronger than thicker fibers from elephants, boars and giraffes, providing clues to materials scientists hoping to make superstrong synthetic fibers.
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Cabinet greenlights $600-million Hyper-Kamiokande experiment, which scientists hope will bring revolutionary discoveries
While some hydropower facilities release almost no greenhouse gases, others can actually be worse than burning fossil fuels.
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Analysis finds that the planet’s protective shield was in place by at least 3.7 billion years ago, as early life arose
Nanoscale experiments reveal that quantum effects can transmit heat between objects separated by empty space
Astronauts are giving the International Space Station’s premier science experiment a life-extending transplant to continue its hunt for antimatter, dark matter, and more