Loophole in theory offers insight into the 'lithium problem'
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(Phys.org)—It was an interesting week for physics research—most of the big news was centered around space, the cosmos or how things came to be as they are. One team of physicists offered a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe—suggesting t ...
Popper's experiment realized again—but what does it mean?
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Long-searched-for glueball could soon be detected
SIMP v WIMP: Novel thermal relic mechanism for dark matter creation in the early universe
Beyond geometry: Shape entropy links nanostructures with emergent macroscopic behavior in natural and engineered systems
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Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Researchers develop computer model of bacterial colony interactions
Team tightens bounds on quantum information 'speed limit'
If you're designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes to quantum computers, but physicists at the National Institute ...
Researchers use 'soft' nanoparticles to model behavior at interfaces
Where water and oil meet, a two-dimensional world exists. This interface presents a potentially useful set of properties for chemists and engineers, but getting anything more complex than a soap molecule ...
Frustrated magnets: New experiment reveals clues to their discontent
An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these discontented ...
Black holes don't erase information, scientists say
The "information loss paradox" in black holes—a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years—may not exist.