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      Space & Physics

      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.
      Space & Physics

      Physics: New Frontiers

      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.
      Physics: New Frontiers
      March 5, 2013Mind

      What’s Wrong with the Brain Activity Map Proposal

      With the president suggesting a multibillion-dollar neuroscience effort, a leading neuroscientist explains the deep conceptual problems with plans to record all the brain's neurons
      July 14, 2015Space

      Pluto, Ready for Your Close-Up!

      At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...
      August 1, 2011Space

      Does the Multiverse Really Exist?

      Proof of parallel universes radically different from our own may still lie beyond the domain of science
      October 1, 2007Space

      New Beginnings

      Ideas for a time before the big bang—which might be testable
      February 1, 2007The Sciences

      Cordless Charging

      November 1, 2006The Sciences

      Plasma Surf's Up

      To give particles a good crack, researchers typically shoot them down kilometers-long accelerators into a target.
      November 1, 2012Space

      Recommended: The Particle at the End of the Universe

      March 9, 2017Physics

      The Quest to Crystallize Time

      Bizarre forms of matter called time crystals were supposed to be physically impossible. Now they’re not
      May 21, 2013The Sciences

      Origin of the Universe

      Cosmologists are closing in on the ultimate processes that created and shaped the universe
      November 6, 2015Engineering

      Ultrasonic Levitation

      Nature Video finds out how to levitate objects using sound waves. Scientists can float objects in mid-air, using just the power of sound. Now, using ultrasonic speakers, they can levitate things with more control than ever before, moving small objects in three dimensions even with the whole array turned upside down...
      Ultrasonic Levitation
      December 1, 2015The Sciences

      New Physics Questions the Very Nature of Reality

      Physicists speak of the world as being made of particles and force fields, but it is not at all clear what particles and force fields actually are in the quantum realm. The world may instead consist of bundles of properties, such as color and shape...
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