physics

Researchers Create Early Universe Matter

Results could help theorists better understand how the universe's original quark gluon plasma cooled over milliseconds, giving birth to the first atoms in existence....

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A moment of reflection: Mirrors, science, technology

Trebuchet is taking a seasonal break until Jan 2nd. In the meantime we've selected some fine moments for you to enjoy...

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The Physics of Coffee and How They’ll Fix Oceans

Layering in cafe lattes yields insights for engineering, medicine and environment...

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The Space That Holds the Stars

Professor Bobby Acharya on the Depth of Dimensions in Physics and Mathematics...

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Good News: We Can Terraform Mars. Bad News: It’ll Stink

A mission to Mars could make its own oxygen thanks to plasma technology ...

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Sun in a Box! Storing Light in Soundwaves

University of Sydney researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves...

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First Glimpse of Water on Trappist-1 Planet Group

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets ...

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Twinkle Twinkle: Observing Neptune’s Diamond Rain

International team of researchers uncovers the inner workings of cosmic ice giants...

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The Biology of Colour (and Why There are No Purple Cows)

Study explores advances and challenges in the field of animal coloration...

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Bigger than Huge: Saraswati redefines ‘Massive’

Indian astrophysicists identify megastructure of galaxies 4 billion light-years away...

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Tracking the Ripples in the Cosmic Web

A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars...

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Rad! The Star On the Brink of a Black Hole

Star discovered in closest known orbit around black hole ...

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Are YOU Nature’s Roundest Thing?

Max Planck Institute scholars answer the question: what is the roundest thing in the universe?...

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It’s All in Your Head: Beer, Foam and Sloshing

Analysis reveals capillary effects that dampen sloshing...

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Dark Matter: New Data on The Real Fifth Element

UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature ...

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Put the Kettle On, We’re off for a Drive. Efficient Hydrogen Production

Efficient hydrogen production made easy ...

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Dancing Hairs Alert Electric Bumblebees

Dancing hairs alert bees to floral electric fields ...

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Mellow Yellow, Pretty in Pink. The Science of Flower Colour

With customary Dutch horticultural knowhow, University of Groningen researcher explains the anatomy of flower color ...

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It’s Balls, Not Smears. New Experiment Plots Quantum Surrealism

Scientists succeed at measuring the unmeasurable - demonstrating quantum forces without disturbing them. ...

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Why Spiderman Can’t Climb Walls

There is a size limit to sticky footpads as an evolutionary solution to climbing...

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Harmattan Harmonics: Why (and How) the Sand Dune Sings

Physics of booming and burping sand dunes revealed ...

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How do Physicists Play Quantum Billiards?

How to tune a laser to make atoms attract or repel each other in an exotic state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate...

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More Free Energy! Sun-Tracking Small Solar Cells

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun ...

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Twisted Theory. Unravelling the Mechanics of Knots

New model predicts the force required to tie simple knots....

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Working those Muscles in Artificial Gravity

For the first time, we're showing there's a symbiosis when one combines the best aspects of exercise, and the best aspects of artificial gravity. ...

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Iron : Supernova Stardust or Bacteria Burps?

Ancient microbes were respiring iron just like we respire oxygen. It's a hard thing to wrap your head around...

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Black holes: Killers, or benign copy machines?

Proponents of the firewall theory take an all-or-nothing approach to complementarity. Without perfection, they say, there can only be fiery death....

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Quantum Couples Go The Distance

Quantum coupling model demonstrates that it is possible for two particles to cross an energy barrier together, where a single particle could not. ...

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The Holographic Principle

According to holography (the holographic principle of reality), at a fundamental level the universe has one less dimension than we perceive in everyday life and is governed by laws similar to...

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Light particles illuminate the vacuum

In a vacuum, there is energy and noise, the existence of which follows the uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics....

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