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Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

The One Move to Make After Equifax Breach

With the angry glare of the public eye squarely focused on Equifax after announcing a massive breach and blamed it on a computer server flaw other companies had fixed months before, the company is waiving fees on credit freezes. Which is good news because it's the only thing that's going to save …

Identity Theft

An Electric Revolution: New Study Shows Fluid-Like Motion of Electrons in Graphene

Be Like Water<p>In graphene, electrons move in strange ways. Their unusual and fluid-like behavior was observed by scientists at the National Graphene …

Chemistry

What If Every Electron Is the Same Electron?

A vaguely plausible thought experiment posits that every electron is one electron moving back and forth through time.<p>Here's a question you've probably never considered: Why are all electrons the same? Every electron in the universe has exactly the same mass, exactly the same charge, and if you …

New Antimatter Study Lends Strength to Fundamental Theory

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Antimatter<p>This week, a paper came out that takes the work of twentieth-century physicists on subatomic interactions and …

Physics

The B-Shoe hopes to prevent seniors from falling down

Each second in the U.S., an older adult takes a fall, accounting for more than 27,000 deaths from falling among older individuals, according to the CDC.<p>A company based in Haifa, Israel, however, is working on a way to prevent those falls in the first place.<p>B-Shoe Technologies is working on a …

Prototypes

Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality

An international team led by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Ask Ethan: What's The Difference Between A Fermion And A Boson?

There are only two types of fundamental particle known in the entire Universe: fermions and bosons. Every particle — in addition to the normal properties you know like mass and electric charge — has an intrinsic amount of angular momentum to it, colloquially known as spin. Particles with spins that …

Physics