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    The S-Matrix Is the Oracle Physicists Turn To in Times of Crisis | Quanta Magazine

    Particle physicists in search of the next theory of reality are consulting a mathematical structure that...

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    He Seeks Mystery Magnetic Fields With His Quantum Compass | Quanta Magazine

    Alex Sushkov is updating an old technology with new quantum tricks in hopes of sensing the...

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    Will Better Superconductors Transform the World? | Quanta Magazine

    Scientists are pursuing materials that can conduct electricity with perfect efficiency under ambient conditions. In this...

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    Dogged Dark Matter Hunters Find New Hiding Places to Check | Quanta Magazine

    Perhaps dark matter is made of an entirely different kind of particle than the ones physicists...

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    How a NASA Probe Solved a Scorching Solar Mystery | Quanta Magazine

    The outer layers of the sun’s atmosphere are a blistering million degrees hotter than its surface....

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    AI Starts to Sift Through String Theory’s Near-Endless Possibilities | Quanta Magazine

    Using machine learning, string theorists are finally showing how microscopic configurations of extra dimensions translate into...

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    Geometers Engineer New Tools to Wrangle Spacecraft Orbits | Quanta Magazine

    Mathematicians think abstract tools from a field called symplectic geometry might help with planning missions to...

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    Can Information Escape a Black Hole? | Quanta Magazine

    Black holes are inescapable traps for most of what falls into them — but there can...

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    How the Ancient Art of Eclipse Prediction Became an Exact Science | Quanta Magazine

    The timing of the total eclipse on April 8, 2024, will be known to within a...

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    Dark Energy May Be Weakening, Major Astrophysics Study Finds | Quanta Magazine

    A generation of physicists has referred to the dark energy that permeates the universe as “the...

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    The Best Qubits for Quantum Computing Might Just Be Atoms | Quanta Magazine

    In the search for the most scalable hardware to use for quantum computers, qubits made of...

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    Doubts Grow About the Biosignature Approach to Alien-Hunting | Quanta Magazine

    Recent controversies bode ill for the effort to detect life on other planets by analyzing the...

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    Swirling Forces, Crushing Pressures Measured in the Proton | Quanta Magazine

    Long-anticipated experiments that use light to mimic gravity are revealing the distribution of energies, forces and...

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    What Is Quantum Teleportation? | Quanta Magazine

    Teleporting people through space is still science fiction. But quantum teleportation is dramatically different and entirely...

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    What Is the Nature of Time? | Quanta Magazine

    Time is all around us: in the language we use, in the memories we revisit and...

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    A Quantum Trick Implied Eternal Stability. Now It’s Falling Apart. | Quanta Magazine

    A series of advances seemed to promise the impossible: the existence of quantum states that would...

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    Never-Repeating Tiles Can Safeguard Quantum Information | Quanta Magazine

    Two researchers have proved that Penrose tilings, famous patterns that never repeat, are mathematically equivalent to...