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Gravitational Waves Show No Signs of Extra Dimensions

Last year, three physicists shared the Nobel Prize for their detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding black holes. Just two weeks after …

Neutron Stars

Ask Ethan: If Light Contracts And Expands With Space, How Do We Detect Gravitational Waves?

For the past three years, humanity has known a new kind of astronomy from the traditional ones. No longer are we merely detecting light with a telescope, or neutrinos with enormous particle detectors, to give us an eye on the Universe. In addition to those, we’re also seeing, for the first time, …

LIGO

New devices based on rust could reduce excess heat in computers

Scientists have succeeded in observing the first long-distance transfer of information in a magnetic group of materials known as antiferromagnets. …

Nanotech

Scientists discover a 'tuneable' novel quantum state of matter

Quantum particles can be difficult to characterize, and almost impossible to control if they strongly interact with each other—until now.<p>An …

Computer Science

Clearing a Path for Quantum Light

University of Maryland researchers demonstrate the first single-photon transistor using a semiconductor chip Transistors are tiny switches that form …

Qubits

This is how to get in the habit of writing everyday

The habit consists of the cue, routine and reward. If you have a highly structured life, it’s relatively easy to develop even such a monster …

Creative Writing

IBM researchers build AI-powered prototype to help small farmers test soil

The IBM AgroPad is a paper testing strip that, when combined with a mobile app, relies on machine vision to measure the precise amounts of chemicals …

Machine Learning

Easy Chocolate Craving Cake

This Italian chocolate craving cake is ideal for all chocolate lovers! So rich, so creamy…simply delicious! Plus, really easy to prepare. Here is the …

Recipes

Why decaying Higgs bosons and the quarks they create matter

This week particle physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider have observed the Higgs boson decaying into bottom quarks for the first time. If you're the rare member of the general public who fully grasps what that means and why it matters to us ordinary humans, you can skip ahead.<p>For the …

Physics

Scientists crack method to 3D print one of the strongest materials on Earth

Despite being 2D in design, researchers have found a way to 3D print graphene into some of the strongest structures possible.<p>It appears that …

Nanotech

A novel graphene quantum dot structure takes the cake

In a marriage of quantum science and solid-state physics, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used magnetic …

Quantum Physics

Viewpoint: Topological Superconductivity Could be a Twist Away

August 23, 2018• <i>Physics</i> 11, 84<p>Theoretical models of twisted graphene bilayers explain a recently detected superconducting phase, which might …

Quantum Physics

Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated in the same amounts as it is consumed. That said, it’s impossible to get the balance right all the time. So operators make grids more flexible by adding ways …

Clean Energy

In Spain, a Mythical Ham Sandwich Passed Down Through Four Generations

Full disclosure: I’m not usually a ham sandwich person.<p>Don't get me wrong, I love sandwiches; I even moved to Mallorca to open my own sandwich shop. But aside from an occasional <i>jamón serrano</i>, you’d never find me jonesin’ for a ham sandwich—<b>that is, until I tried a triangulo sandwich from Bar El Eme</b> …

Bread

Is Gravity Quantum?

All the fundamental forces of the universe are known to follow the laws of quantum mechanics, save one: gravity. Finding a way to fit gravity into …

Physics

Thousands of Exotic "Topological" Materials Discovered through Sweeping Search

The already buzzing field of topological physics could be about to explode. For the first time, researchers have systematically scoured through …

Ask Ethan: Is Spacetime Really A Fabric?

Gravity might have been the first fundamental force ever discovered, but in many ways, it remains the least-well understood. We know that it’s always attractive, and that any two masses in the Universe, no matter where they are, will experience its force. When Einstein concocted his general theory …

Could Phonons Have a Negative Mass?

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …

Top 10 Amazing High-Protein Super Fruits You Should Eat To Lose Belly Fat

Do think that loosing weight is easy, and miracles are not done in over night it is fact that healthy and nutritious food will definitely helps you …

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

Viewpoint: Crystals with Defects May Be Good for Spintronics

August 6, 2018• <i>Physics</i> 11, 78<p>Dislocation defects are often a nuisance in semiconductors, but theoretical work shows they might offer an …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

How to turn a kitchen microwave into a plasma-etching device - MIT Technology Review

Every high school science course focuses on the fundamental states of matter in the form of gases, liquids, and solids—states that are …

Original Homemade Italian Beef Recipe

"Best homemade Italian beef I have ever had. My mom always made it and passed it down to me, I think it's just so good...I wanted everyone to enjoy …

29 Foods the World’s Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Want to keep running until you’re 90? These longevity-boosting foods can help.<p>1 of 29<p>Almonds<p>Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, these nuts are made for more than snacking. Use slivered almonds as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, add them to muffin recipes, or use almond flour in place of …

How To Make A Perfect Pot of Green Beans

If you still refer to beans as string beans or snap beans, then at some time in your life you probably spent summer afternoons on the back porch, …

Southern Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe

"This one is finger-licking good! It's a keeper and a must try!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces<p>salt and ground black pepper to …

Holographic image of a black hole proposed in a graphene flake

Physicists have theoretically shown that, by applying a magnetic field to a small, irregularly shaped graphene flake, the flake becomes a quantum …

Viewpoint: A Double Take on Unconventional Photon Blockade

July 23, 2018• <i>Physics</i> 11, 74<p>Two separate groups have demonstrated a photon blockade effect that could be used to make practical single-photon …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”