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 May 1, 1982 The Sciences The Viking Atlantic, the history of fossils, cosmology, a handbook of physics, orchids Philip Morrison Scientific American Volume 246, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican0582-47 Originally published as "Books" in Scientific American Volume 246, Issue 5 October 9, 2014 The Sciences Learn how physics can help you build a faster toy boat Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago September 1, 2009 Technology Their origin is one of the deepest questions in modern physics George Musser September 2009 10.1038/scientificamerican0909-80a June 24, 2013 The Sciences The first physics results from MINERvA shed light on subtle nuclear behavior John Matson September 1, 1998 Technology Theoretician Rolf Landauer remains a defining figure in the physics of information Gary Stix September 1998 10.1038/scientificamerican0998-32 November 1, 1998 Space & Physics Do distant galaxies play by different laws of physics? George Musser November 1998 10.1038/scientificamerican1198-24 October 9, 2013 Space & Physics At the frontiers of high-energy physics, picking “34” is like hitting the lottery Clara Moskowitz September 1, 1993 The Sciences The threatened SSC casts a pall over particle physics Russell Ruthen and Tim Beardsley September 1993 10.1038/scientificamerican0993-20 March 1, 1994 The Sciences Common sense may rule out such excursions --but the laws of physics do not David Deutsch and Michael Lockwood March 1994 10.1038/scientificamerican0394-68 December 1, 1979 The Sciences The physics and chemistry of a failed sauce béarnaise Jearl Walker Scientific American Volume 241, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican1279-178 Originally published as "The Amateur Scientist" in Scientific American Volume 241, Issue 6 May 19, 2009 Environment A 1985 Westinghouse finalist studied climate change, and now teaches high school physics Laura Vanderkam November 11, 2010 Space & Physics We set up an imaginary 40-yard dash to explore the physics of speed and acceleration The Editors September 29, 2018 Space & Physics Cosmic rays emanating from the south polar ice cap could lead to new physics Rafi Letzter and LiveScience January 1, 2001 Technology Part physics, part poetry--the fledgling un-discipline finds commercial opportunity Julie Wakefield January 2001 10.1038/scientificamerican0101-31 September 1, 2019 Space & Physics How close can physics bring us to a truly fundamental understanding of the world? George Musser Scientific American Volume 321, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0919-30 Originally published as "Virtually Reality" in Scientific American Volume 321, Issue 3 September 27, 1913 The Sciences An Investigation in Solar Physics Conducted by the Mount Wilson Observatory George E. Hale Scientific American Supplements Volume 76, Issue 1969supp 10.1038/scientificamerican09271913-196supp September 30, 2020 Space & Physics Hints of anomalous activity in heavy isotopes could be clues to new physics Daniel Garisto October 1, 2021 Particle Physics A mismatch between theory and experiment could explain big physics mysteries Marcela Carena Scientific American Volume 325, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1021-56 Originally published as "The Unseen Universe" in Scientific American Volume 325, Issue 4 May 1, 1950 The Sciences A remarkable book about Einstein, written by the subject and his colleagues in physics Sir Edmund Whittaker Scientific American Volume 182, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican0550-56 January 1, 1950 The Sciences An examination of the link between modern physics and the ideas of cause and chance Sir Edmund Whittaker Scientific American Volume 182, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0150-56 Support Science Journalism
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