An odd new experiment may offer a path towards a connection between classical and quantum physics. It's a goal scientists have chased for decades.
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Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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The laws and principles of chemistry seem pretty set in stone. But as a chemist explains, the field is always evolving, including such fundamental principles as what is a chemical bond.
May 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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The movies make it seem like someday we'll be able to make people and objects grow really big or shrink really small. Whether this will be possible comes down to the smallest of things.
May 4, 2020 • ~4 min
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New research indicates protons aren't as big as scientists thought. They're 4% smaller than the best previous measurement, and that has major implications.
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A new testing ground for quantum systems could offer insights into spintronics, which could revolutionize computing.
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Method of laser cooling may speed up investigations into magnetism and superconductivity.
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