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Everyone loves a falling slinky

(Phys.org)—If a slinky is not at the top of your Christmas list you might want to think again. Making a slinky walk down steps or draping it over your arm to imitate a robot is fun but the coiled spring ...

Dec 18, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 5 | with audio podcast

Storing quantum information permanently

Quantum memory is one of the basic building blocks needed for realizing a quantum computer one day. Atac Imamoglu, a professor of quantum electronics, and Renato Renner, a professor of theoretical physics, ...

Jul 27, 2011 4.6 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Exploding stars and stripes

The discovery of a pattern of X-ray "stripes" in the remains of an exploded star may provide the first direct evidence that a cosmic event can accelerate particles to energies a hundred times higher than achieved ...

Mar 24, 2011 4.8 / 5 (6) 7 | with audio podcast

Time travel? Maybe

Imagine that you're a science-fiction writer on a tight schedule. You'd like to play in the vast expanses of the universe, but you have too much scientific integrity to conjure up a warp drive or a DeLorean out of thin air. ...

May 11, 2010 3.3 / 5 (36) 35