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Creating time crystals

Harvard physicists have created a new form of matter -- dubbed a time crystal -- which could offer important insights into the mysterious behavior...

In sync: How to take control of your many body clocks

GERDA POT’S grandmother was a stickler for timekeeping. “She always had breakfast at the same time, lunch and dinner at the same time, but...

Inside knowledge: Is information the only thing that exists?

“IT FROM bit.” This phrase, coined by physicist John Wheeler, encapsulates what a lot of physicists have come to believe: that tangible physical reality,...

Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection

Magnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster...

Turns Out Boiling Liquid Does the Opposite of What You’d Expect...

Here on Earth, when you boil a liquid, it evaporates and turns into a vapour until it's cool enough to condense again. But astronauts...

Gravitational waves may defeat new theories of gravity

New theories of gravity fail to handle gravitational waves’ impact on Milky Way. Late in the 20th century, scientists discovered something amazing: gravity doesn't just...

Relax, the expansion of the universe is still accelerating

There’s been a whirlwind of commentary of late speculating that the acceleration of the expanding universe might not be real after all. It follows the...

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

You may have heard that this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Serge Haroche (from College de France) and David J....

Déjà-vu: New theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle

  A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.   We owe a lot to dark matter...

Ultrashort light pulses for fast ‘lightwave’ computers

Extremely short, configurable "femtosecond" pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster...

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