Scientific American Space & Physics is a new publication that goes from quantum to cosmic with a roundup of the most important stories about the universe and beyond. Learn More Science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about how the universe could work – from hidden extra dimensions in Interstellar to life as a mental projection in The Matrix. But these imaginings seem downright tame compared with the mind-bending science now coming out of physics and astronomy, and in this eBook, we look at the strange and fascinating discoveries shaping (and reshaping) the field today. $6.99 Learn More June 15, 2015 Health Researchers hope to show whether the human eye can detect a single photon—and its superposition Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine August 30, 2004 Space & Physics Could a single dark matter particle be light-years wide? George Musser November 14, 2010 Space & Physics Experiment inspired by a paradox tempts a bead uphill. July 8, 2011 The Sciences To focus sound to a point, all you need is a thirst for fizzy drinks. June 1, 2010 The Sciences The world's biggest particle collider might uncover new slices of space George Musser June 2010 10.1038/scientificamerican0610-39 January 1, 2008 The Sciences Physicists meet to puzzle out why time flows one way Scott Dodd January 2008 10.1038/scientificamerican0108-26 July 7, 2017 Space & Physics The discovery could offer fresh insight into how fundamental forces bind together subatomic particles Lee Billings September 1, 2017 Engineering Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American Daniel C. Schlenoff Scientific American Volume 317, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0917-94 Originally published as "50, 100 & 150 Years Ago" in Scientific American Volume 317, Issue 3 May 1, 2016 Engineering Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American Daniel C. Schlenoff Scientific American Volume 314, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican0516-74 May 7, 2010 Technology Remotely operated subs have met with both success and failure in stanching the flow of crude, and the oil industry may need to rely on completely autonomous vehicles Larry Greenemeier December 23, 2010 The Sciences The moving bits in the proposed data-storage scheme do not stop and start instantaneously, but their motion is easy to quantify John Matson April 30, 2012 Environment Over the weekend, a sports broadcaster linked climate change to baseballs carrying farther Peter Dykstra and Daily Climate August 27, 2013 Technology October 4, 2016 Space & Physics David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz share the 2016 Nobel Prize for work explaining the topological underpinnings of superconductivity and other strange phenomena Lee Billings January 28, 2015 Chemistry The lights won 2014's Nobel Prize, but one material has crippled industry's attempts to make them Matthew Gunther and Chemistry World April 1, 2012 Mind & Brain An impenetrable mountain of facts can obscure the deeper questions Stuart Firestein Scientific American Volume 306, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican0412-10 March 1, 2017 Energy The U.S. is grossly underinvested in energy research, says Obama's science adviser. And that includes fusion power Fred Guterl Scientific American Volume 316, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0317-17 Originally published as "Is Fusion in Our Future?" in Scientific American Volume 316, Issue 3 November 16, 2017 Climate Change New research predicts how coastlines around the world will be affected by ice melt in different places Chelsea Harvey and ClimateWire December 6, 2017 Space & Physics Space agencies are planning a Deep Space Gateway to orbit the Moon Elizabeth Gibney and Nature magazine March 1, 2018 Culture The latest book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American Andrea Gawrylewski Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0318-72 Originally published as "Recommended" in Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 3 Support Science Journalism
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