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Time crystals are similar to regular crystals in that they are based on structures of atoms that repeat. Rather than forming repeating across three dimensions of space, these ones change in a set pattern over time.   This strange phase Read more…


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Quantum cryptography is a way of securing information based on the principle of uncertainty in quantum physics.  An encryption based on such physics would in theory be ‘unbreakable’, since intercepting a message causes the encryption process to shatter like the Read more…


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States of matter describe the distinct ways certain groups of particles arrange themselves with various temperatures and forces. Historically, these descriptions have focussed on a material’s shape and volume, giving us just three traditional states: solid, liquid, and gas.   Read more…


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For decades, scientists have wrestled with a complex mystery of physics: Could the immense amounts of energy theoretically produced by rotating black holes ever be tapped by human hands?   If future societies were somehow able to pull off this Read more…


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Physicists have observed a new state of matter at work inside an elusive thread of quantum gas. The gossamer-thin strings of gas capable of binding giants sound like items worthy of a quest in Grimms’ fairy tales. But versions of Read more…


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Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity profoundly changed our thinking about fundamental concepts in physics, such as space and time. But it also left us with some deep mysteries.   One was black holes, which were only unequivocally detected over Read more…


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We may not know what dark matter is, but scientists now have a better idea of what to look for. Based on quantum gravity, physicists have worked out new, much more stringent upper and lower mass limits of dark matter Read more…

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