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The Dark Side of Light

Light may not seem very interesting in our everyday lives. But to scientists, light’s properties are a constant source of intrigue. The nature of light as both wave and particle, light as the universal speed ...

dateFeb 19, 2008 in General Physics feature
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How wings really work

(PhysOrg.com) -- A 1-minute video released by the University of Cambridge sets the record straight on a much misunderstood concept – how wings lift.

dateJan 25, 2012 in General Physics
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Physicists Develop Test for 'String Theory'

For decades, scientists have taken issue with “string theory”—a theory of the universe which contends that the fundamental forces and matter of nature can be reduced to tiny one-dimensional filaments called strings—because ...

dateJan 23, 2007 in General Physics
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What Happened Before the Big Bang?

New discoveries about another universe whose collapse appears to have given birth to the one we live in today will be announced in the early on-line edition of the journal Nature Physics on 1 July 2007 and wi ...

dateJul 01, 2007 in General Physics
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