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The universe as we know it

Sitting in a small French bistro across from Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, Clifford Johnson held the pumpkin-hued drinking straw parallel to the table.

dateNov 17, 2015 in General Physics
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Predicting solar flares

An international team of researchers, led by Queen's University Belfast, has devised a high-precision method of examining magnetic fields in the Sun's atmosphere, representing a significant leap forward in the investigation ...

dateNov 16, 2015 in General Physics
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Slow motion molecular collisions unravelled

For the first time, scientists have observed how molecules change direction after slow collisions with atoms. Researchers from Radboud University and the FOM Foundation allowed molecules to collide with atoms very slowly. ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in General Physics
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Magnetic monopoles in spin ice crystals

Today one of the major goals of physicists is to unify the forces of nature into a Grand Unified Theory that could portray a more elegant and comprehensive representation of the Universe. One step towards this big theory ...

dateNov 12, 2015 in General Physics
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Explainer: What is mass?

When it comes to electrons, Higgs bosons or photons, they don't have much going for them. They possess spin, charge, mass and … that's about it.

dateNov 12, 2015 in General Physics
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