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Scientists Actually Built a Working Tractor Beam: How It Works

Scientists built a working tractor beam—the first example of one that pulls objects visible to the naked eye. That's a huge deal.

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The paradox of light goes beyond wave-particle duality - Big Think

Einstein helped us understand the dual nature of light, which can act as both a particle and a wave. But, light continues to perplex us.

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Invisibility shield: A UK-based company designs invisibility shields that you can buy today

Invisibility shields were an internet rage a few years ago. Now, they are a reality that you can get your hands on.

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A Physicist Came Up With Math That Shows 'Paradox-Free' Time Travel Is Plausible : ScienceAlert

No one has yet managed to travel through time – at least to our knowledge – but the question of whether or not such a feat would be theoretically possible continues to fascinate scientists.

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Man Cut His Helicopter Engines Midair to Prove Neil deGrasse Tyson Wrong

A YouTuber decided to show that a helicopter can land safely when the engine is switched off, contrary to what Neil deGrasse Tyson suggests.

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Physicists Have Achieved The Smallest Measurement Yet of a Ghost Particle's Mass

Earlier this year, decaying isotopes of hydrogen gave us the smallest measurement yet of the mass of a neutrino.

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If the universe is expanding, how are the Milky Way and Andromeda getting closer together?

Recent data from Hubble suggests that the Universe is expanding at a rate of around 73km per megaparsec (3.26 million light-years).

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Why the [expletive] can’t we travel back in time? | Ars Technica

If the inability to time travel were a fundamental part of our Universe, you’d expect equally fundamental physics behind that rule.

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This is Huge: Scientists Successfully 'Warp' Time In The Lab, Based On Einstein's Theory

Recently, scientists were able to "warp" time on the smallest scale ever. Time may be warped in the presence of high gravitational fields/high speeds,

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The General Relativity Rabbit Hole: Unraveling Space, Time and the Fourth Dimension - CNET

Parsing Albert Einstein's theory of our universe -- an idea that's utterly mind-bending, yet seemingly shatterproof.

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Scientists Fed the Fibonacci Sequence Into a Quantum Computer and Something Strange Happened

By shooting a laser pulse imitating the Fibonacci Sequence into qubits, physicists created a new phase of matter far better at maintaing a quantum state.

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Quantum Experiment Breaks Reality By Seeing Two Versions Of Reality Existing At The Same Time - Blog The Space Academy

We are aware of how skewed our perception of reality is. How we see the world is shaped by our senses, our societies, and our knowledge.

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Breakthrough rocket engine could travel at 99% the speed of light

When it comes to space, there's a problem with our human drive to go all the places and see all things. A big problem. It's, well, space.

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Why do galaxies spin?

The Universe begins with negligible amounts of angular momentum, which is always conserved. So why do planets, stars, and galaxies all spin?

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Astronomers Witness Light Delayed by Almost 7 Years as It's Warped by a Galaxy Cluster

Way back in 1979, astronomers spotted two nearly identical quasars that seemed close to each other in the sky. These so-called 'Twin Quasars' are actually separate images of the same object.

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Einstein's Mind-Bending Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Huge Test - CNET

A satellite has conducted the "most precise test" on a cornerstone of the physicist's famous theory.

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Danish Physicist Lene Hau was Able to Slow Down the Speed of Light to 38 mph and was Eventually Able to Manipulate it

The speed of light is a universal physical constant that is vital in several aspects of physics. Light travels at a constant and finite speed of 186,000

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The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End | Quanta Magazine

In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information.

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Why gravitational waves are the future of astronomy

We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.

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An AI Just Independently Discovered Alternate Physics


Grab any physics textbook and you'll find formula after formula describing how things wobble, fly, swerve and stop. The formulas describe actions we can observe, but behind each could be sets of factors that aren't immediately obvious.

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Why is gravity so weak? The answer may lie in the very nature of space-time

The answer to the question "why is gravity so weak?" may lie in the very nature of space-time

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An Antimatter Experiment Shows Surprises Near Absolute Zero | WIRED

An experiment conducted on hybrid matter-antimatter atoms has defied researchers’ expectations.

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Scientists Convert Pure Energy Into Matter And Antimatter, Creating New Physics - Siamtoo

Recent research published in Physical Review Letters proves that matter and antimatter can be created from energy, specifically light particles (photons). Thus, it provides a magnificently physical illustration of the world’s most famous equation: E=mc2.

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Physicists: We Are On The Verge Of Discovering Fifth Dimension And It Will Change Everything We Know About Physics - Sia

Scientists are sometimes questioned if they conduct fresh experiments in the lab or continue to repeat previous ones for which they have certain outcomes. While most scientists undertake the former, scientific advancement also relies on conducting the lat

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Strange new phase of matter created in quantum computer acts like it has two time dimensions

By shining a laser pulse sequence inspired by the Fibonacci numbers at atoms inside a quantum computer, physicists have created a remarkable, never-before-seen phase of matter. The phase has the benefits of two time dimensions despite there still being on

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Physicists prove the existence of two-dimensional particles called 'anyons’

This year, physicists gave us an early view of a third kingdom of quasiparticles that only arise in two dimensions.

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Paradox-free time travel is 'logically' possible, say physicists - Big Think

Grandfathers, take heart. You'll survive the paradox that's been gunning for you since the 1930s.

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This galaxy cluster is so massive it warps space-time and bends light

An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster named Abell 1351, so unimaginably massive it is bending space-time itself.

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Einstein proved right by flying clocks around the world - Big Think

Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.

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Astronomers are detecting exoplanets using a technique predicted by Einstein

Microlensing works when light from a background star is bent around the mass of an exoplanet, making the background star brighter for a short time.

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Scientists discovered a never-before-seen particle and it could be dark matter

Physicists have discovered a new, mysterious particle that they believe could be a candidate for dark matter.

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Proof of Solar Thermal Propulsion: The Key to Interstellar Travel

Engineers are prototyping a rocket design that could unlock interstellar travel. The plan: Use heat from the sun (and not combustion) to power a rocket engine.

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DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Open The Door To Travel Faster Than Light

DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Opens The Door To Travel Faster Than Light Casimir cavity

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The speed of sound on Mars is different from Earth, Perseverance rover finds

Lower-pitched sounds travel more slowly on Mars than higher-pitched ones, according to new data from NASA's Perseverance rover.

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Jupiter Is Only Planet in our Solar System That Doesn’t Orbit the Sun

Forget What You heard, Jupiter Doesn’t Orbit The Sun. Jupiter Forget What You heard, Jupiter is so massive that it does not orbit the Sun.

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Was Einstein wrong? The case against space-time theory.

Was Einstein wrong? His theory of space-time may have to be killed off if we want to better understand the universe.

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This is why physicists suspect the Multiverse very likely exists - Big Think

A wild, compelling idea without a direct, practical test, the Multiverse is highly controversial. But its supporting pillars sure are stable.

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A 107-year-old Einstein theory on the origin of the universe may be right

As the instruments used for GW astronomy become more sophisticated, the ability to detect more events (and learn more from them) will only increase.

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Look at This Picture of a Single Atom | What Do Atoms Look Like?

This award-winning photo shows a single atom floating in an electric field—and you can see it with the naked eye if you really look hard.

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Is teleportation possible?

Coulda Star Trek-style teleportation machine ever exist, and could human teleportation ever be achieved? We examine the science behind the fiction.

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Scientists glimpse Titan's startling terrain for the first time

Titan's landscape may be chemically different to Earth's, but the same processes could have shaped them both.

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Rotating Black Holes Could Make Hyperspace Travel Finally Within Reach

One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may be closer to reality than previously imagined.

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Astronomers Witness a Dying Star Reach Its Explosive End – W. M. Keck Observatory

The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory's vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world.

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Astrophotographer snaps his 'clearest ever photo of the SUN' | Daily Mail Online

Andrew McCarthy, an astrophotographer from Arizona, layered 150,000 individual pictures of the glowing ball of fire to convey the intricate stunning detail of the solar system's largest star.

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Warp drives: Physicists give chances of faster-than-light space travel a boost

If humanity ever wants to travel easily between stars, people will need to go faster than light.

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How Strong Is King Kong? And Could He Even Stand Up?

In physics, big things are not like small things. Here's what that means for a giant gorilla.

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Are strange space signals in Antarctica evidence of a parallel univer

Odd detections at the South Pole have so far defied explanation, inviting theories beyond conventional physics.

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Warp Drive: Scientists Say a Physical Warp Drive Is Now Possible

For the first time, scientists have introduced a physical model for warp drive. That means humans are one step closer to traveling at faster-than-light speeds.

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Object that whizzed by Earth probably came from alien world, Harvard professor asserts - CBS News

Harvard's Avi Loeb says object that whizzed by Earth in 2017 was probably debris from an advanced alien technology – space junk from many light years away.

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Long-distance quantum teleportation is now possible, meaning quantum internet

A collaborative team of scientists have now successfully teleported qubits across almost 14 miles of fiber optic cables, and internet will never be the same.

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A Child’s Puzzle Has Helped Unlock the Secrets of Magnetism

People have known about magnets since ancient times, but the physics of ferromagnetism remains a mystery. Now a familiar puzzle is getting physicists closer to the answer.

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Arecibo Observatory to Close Its Giant Eye on the Sky - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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”Spacetime is Emerging from Some Deeper Reality” --Stephen Hawking's Paradox | The Daily Galaxy

    In has been said that Newton gave us answers; Stephen Hawking gave us questions. A trio of scientists are one step closer to resolving the black-hole information paradox, one of the most intriguing physics mysteries of our time. “Spacetime

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Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough that could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing.

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Atomic bonds forming and breaking captured on video for the first time

Atoms are known for forming bonds and breaking apart, but because this happens on such a tiny scale, it’s difficult to study and record. Now, researchers have managed to capture atoms forming and breaking bonds on video for the first time.

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Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical - CNET

Betelgeuse has been very volatile lately, and astronomers are watching to determine if it's terminal or just going through a phase.

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Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ…

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Five Impossible Facts That Would Have To Be True If The Earth Were Flat

It isn’t flat, and these simple observations that you can make from the ground can demonstrate it to anyone.

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What The 3 Biggest Physics Discoveries Of The Decade Mean For The Future Of Science

Finding the Higgs boson, gravitational waves, and imaging a black hole's event horizon were huge. There's even more to the story.

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Quantum Research News | What Is Quantum Superposition?

For the first time ever, physicists tested the phenomenon of quantum superposition using molecules. That's a big deal.

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Warp speeds in 'Star Trek' are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it

The animation shows how long it takes the starship "Enterprise" in "Star Trek" to reach Pluto at warp factors that break the known laws of physics.

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TESS Finds First Nearby Super-Earth (and it may be Habitable)

A trio of planets found in a nearby solar system offer one world that could have water, and maybe life!

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Einstein’s General Relativity passes the test at the centre of our Galaxy

Measurements of a star close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way confirms the predictions General Relativity

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Definition of Closed Timelike Curve

Definition of a closed timelike curve and how closed timelike curves can be used in relativity for the purposes of time travel.

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The Physics of Avengers: Endgame - Tom Wong - Medium

The Marvel Cinematic Universe makes ample references to physics to justify their plots and superheroes’ powers. Since the release of Avengers: Endgame, several people have asked me about it, since I…

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Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time

Austrian and Chinese scientists have succeeded in teleporting three-dimensional quantum states for the first time. High-dimensional teleportation could play an important role in future quantum computers.

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Here’s why everything you thought you knew about gravity is wrong

Unless you think hard about gravity, your brain associates gravity with your relationship to the ground beneath your feet

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Breathtaking Simulation Recreates Neil Armstrong’s View of the Apollo 11 Landing

Choppy video taken by a camera next to Buzz Aldrin’s window is the only visual record we have of the first Moon landing. Using archival data and new high-res images, a team from NASA has recreated the Apollo 11 landing, showing Neil Armstrong’s perspe

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For a Split Second, a (Simulated) Particle Went Backward in Time - The New York Times

Using a quantum computer, physicists successfully reversed time for an artificial atom. You can even try it at home.

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For The First Time, Physicists Have Clocked The Ghostly Speed of Quantum Tunnelling

In quantum physics, particles can 'tunnel' through seemingly impenetrable barriers, even when they apparently don't have the energy to do so. Now, researchers have gleaned behind the curtain to better understand how this trick is done.

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Curious Kids: If an insect is flying in a car while it is moving, does the insect have to move at the same speed?

If the insect wants to stay right in front of your nose, it must fly forwards just a little bit when the car is speeding up. But when the car is at constant speed, it only needs to hover.

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How quantum physics can make Israel more secure

The prime minister's freshly announced project recruits some revolutionary technologies and excites scientists

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The Supposedly Physics-Defying NASA Thruster Doesn't Work, New Research Confirms

If you want to send something deep, deep into space, it’s impractical to load it up with lots of heavy propellant. Scientists with their eyes on long-distance space travel have contemplated thrusters that wouldn’t need any propellant at all. The EmDri

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Lego is helping physics students stay in school, 'cos it's the best

Teachers at Flinders University in Australia are using Lego cars to help physics students understand concepts like measurement error and variability.

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The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought - The Atlantic

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Nikola Tesla - History Lists

Check out some fascinating facts about the Serbian-American physicist and engineer.

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Your Brain Has A 'Physics Engine' And Scientists Have Located It

The brain knows instinctively how to predict when accidents are about to happen.

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Physicists Prove Classical Music Inhabits Separate Realm, Inaccessible To Humans

Physicists released a report Wednesday revealing that classical music exists in a field of reality entirely removed from 4D spacetime.

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Why Spider-Man Wouldn’t Actually Be Able to Climb Walls | Mental Floss

A new study calculates that almost half his body would have to be covered in adhesive pads to allow him to scale a building.

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Nobel Prize in Physics Won by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for Work on Neutrinos

Two scientists from Japan and Canada have won the Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries relating to neutrinos, which increased understanding of matter and the universe.

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The Physics Of Star Trek: Why Faster Than Light Communication Is Not In Anybody's Future - Forbes

Nearly 50 years after Star Trek’s first television incarnation, subspace communications, which enabled secure faster than light galactic communications will likely remain science fiction.

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What if the universe had no beginning? | Science Wire | EarthSky

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a beginning

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5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.

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New Clock May End Time As We Know It : NPR

Scientists working to create the perfect atomic clock have a fundamental problem: Right now, on the ceiling, time is passing just a bit faster than it is on the floor.

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Scientists come a step closer to making Star Trek's tractor beam a reality | Public Radio International

Science fiction has long envisioned "tractor" beams that could grab and move physical objects using a laser or other stream of energy. Now scientists have created one, at least on a small scale. And we have some advice if you use heat in the win

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8 Times Physics Broke - brainjet.com

It seems things don't always work the way you'd expect, these creations appear to defy the laws of physics!