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Hitching a Ride Out of a Gluttonous Black Hole

“Ever since Stephen Hawking showed that black holes evaporate,” says Seth Lloyd, an MIT physicist, “people have wondered about the stuff that comes out of them. Is it just garbage, or is it something else?” With his ...

dateFeb 25, 2006 in feature
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Physicists Predict Stock Market Crashes

On Monday, October 19, 1987 – infamously known as “black Monday” – the Dow fell 508 points, or 22.9%, marking the largest crash in history. Using an analytical approach similar to the one applied to explore heart ...

dateFeb 24, 2006 in feature
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Einstein Equations

Throughout the years mathematicians and physicists have been finding various solutions to Einstein’s equations. These solutions have helped scientists better understand the nature of our cosmos, as well develop theories ...

dateFeb 16, 2006 in feature
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How foamy is spacetime?

Maybe not as foamy as some scientists thought, as a fresh look at a quasar first observed in 1998 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) shows. Physicists observed a diffraction pattern called an Airy ring around the image of ...

dateFeb 10, 2006 in feature
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'Phonon Hall Effect' Observed

What effect do magnetic fields have on uncharged particles? Their effect on charged particles is familiar to every student of physics or electrical engineering. A common example is the Hall Effect, a basic phenomenon of solid ...

dateOct 23, 2005 in feature
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Accelerating light beams in curved space

By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed the first experimental demonstration of an accelerating light beam in curved space. Rather than moving along a geodesic trajectory ...

dateJan 12, 2018 in General Physics feature
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