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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

Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth's Magnetic Field

When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference allows standing waves to form, like on a drumhead...

March 19, 2019 — Jim Daley
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World