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Is Dark Matter Made of Black Holes?

A hidden population of black holes born less than one second after the big bang could solve the mystery of dark matter

July 1, 2017 — Juan García-Bellido and Sébastien Clesse

Rainbow Photons Pack More Computing Power

Quantum bits, aka qubits, can simultaneously encode 0 and 1. But multicolored photons could enable even more states to exist at the same time, ramping up computing power. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 28, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Keep Rolling Luggage Upright with Physics

A team of physicists has revealed why rolling suitcases start rocking from wheel to wheel—and how to avoid that frustrating phenomenon. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 21, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Engineers Build Bendy Batteries for Wearables

Researchers built silver–zinc batteries that can bend and stretch—meaning they could be more elegantly integrated into future wearable devices. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

June 19, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

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