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A New Reflection in the Mirror

A research group has devised a new type of mirror that reverses the magnetic field of a light wave upon reflection, rather than its electric field, as regular mirrors do. Seems like a minor difference? It's ...

Jan 10, 2007 4.3 / 5 (95) 0 feature

String Theory's Next Top Model

Ernest Rutherford used to tell his physics students that if they couldn't explain a concept to a barmaid, they didn't really understand the concept. With regard to the cosmological implications of string theory, ...

Oct 25, 2007 4.1 / 5 (99) 3

A Test of the Copernican Principle

The Copernican principle states that the Earth is not the center of the universe, and that, as observers, we don’t occupy a special place. First stated by Copernicus in the 16th century, today the idea is ...

May 22, 2008 4.3 / 5 (93) 37 feature