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Watch How Particles Come Together to Jam a Hopper

It’s like the <i>Avengers</i> of inefficiency. Particles from different locations, having undergone vastly different journeys, all assemble, for one moment, …

Spirit Stuck in 'Insidious Invisible Rover Trap' on Mars

It could take week of tricky maneuvering to rescue the Mars rover Spirit from its current predicament. Spirit is stuck in an "insidious invisible …

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Quantum physics problem proved unsolvable: Godel and Turing enter quantum physics

A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle and quantum physics is provably unsolvable, according to scientists at UCL, …

The Shrinking Proton: Particle Is Smaller Than Thought

How many protons can dance on the head of a pin? The answer is nowhere near as straightforward as one may think — and it might offer new insights …

Paradise Avoided: Why Largest Dinosaurs Skipped the Tropics

Giant dinosaurs steered clear of the tropics for tens of millions of years because wild climate swings there were too much for them to handle, …