If gravity was half as strong, you could jump much higher.
June 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Pairing lasers with microwaves makes mind-bogglingly accurate electronic clocks – a potential boon for GPS, cell phones and radar
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new study suggests a new approach to the search for the graviton: investigating gravity at the quantum level.
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If wormholes, bridges between regions in spacetime, are more than just a sci-fi fantasy, researchers may have a way to detect them.
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Research could enable a new suite of experiments to measure quantum activity at room temperature.
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A shower of high-energy particles and nearby planets' gravitational pull may make planets in the "habitable zone" of the TRAPPIST-1 system anything but.
Tags: space exoplanets gravity stars alien-life science-and-technology tides
Researchers at the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole, which captures what EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.”
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A years-long effort by dozens of researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.
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