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23 March 2017

Emily Conover

  • Dark matter still missing

    by - Jan 10, 2017
    Chalk up one more loss for physicists searching for dark matter. Scientists with the XENON100 experiment have largely ruled out another experiment’s controversial claim of detecting dark matter. XENON100, located in Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory,...
  • ‘Time crystal’ created in lab

    by - Oct 26, 2016
    It may sound like science fiction, but it’s not: Scientists have created the first time crystal, using a chain of ions. Just as a standard crystal repeats in a regular spatial pattern, a time crystal repeats...
  • After Big Bang, shock waves rocked newborn universe

    by - Sep 30, 2016
    View the video Shock waves may have jolted the infant cosmos. Clumpiness in the density of the early universe piled up into traveling waves of abrupt density spikes, or shocks, like those that create a sonic...
  • Wi-Fi can help house distinguish between members

    by - Sep 27, 2016
    In smart homes of the future, computers may identify inhabitants and cater to their needs using a tool already at hand: Wi-Fi. Human bodies partially block the radio waves that carry the wireless signal between router...
  • Supersymmetry’s absence at LHC puzzles physicists

    by - Sep 6, 2016
    A beautiful but unproved theory of particle physics is withering in the harsh light of data. For decades, many particle physicists have devoted themselves to the beloved theory, known as supersymmetry. But it’s beginning to seem...
  • Bacteria-sized molecules created in lab

    by - Aug 29, 2016
    MAMMOTH MOLECULES  Pairs of cesium atoms (illustrated) can be bonded together into molecules the size of bacteria, like the E. coli shown here for scale. The outermost electron in each atom has been boosted to high...
  • Bottom quarks misbehave in LHC experiment

    by - Aug 8, 2016
    QUARK QUIRK  New data from the Large Hadron Collider’s higher-energy proton collisions show that particles made of b quarks flew off at angles more often than expected. Scientists from the LHCb experiment, which observes the aftermath...
  • Website tests predictive powers of the hive mind

    by - Jul 26, 2016
    FUTURE FORECAST  The website Metaculus asks people to weigh in on questions about the future, such as whether 2016 will be the hottest year on record.   As the saying goes, “It’s difficult to make predictions,...
  • Debate accelerates on universe’s expansion speed

    by - Jul 22, 2016
    A puzzling mismatch is plaguing two methods for measuring how fast the universe is expanding. When the discrepancy arose a few years ago, scientists suspected it would fade away, a symptom of measurement errors. But the...
  • Shark jelly is strong proton conductor

    by - Jun 27, 2016
    Researchers closer to explaining how ampullae of Lorenzini detect electric fields IT’S ELECTRIC  A shark’s snout contains tiny pores, known as ampullae of Lorenzini, which can sense weak electric fields from prey. New research indicates that...

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