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Scientists create a super sensitive quantum microphone that could count sound particles

Stanford physicists have developed a "quantum microphone" so sensitive that it can measure individual particles of sound, called phonons. The device, which is detailed in...

Scientists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism

Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now Stanford scientists have shown that the wonder material also generates...

Einstein’s general relativity theory is questioned but still stands for now

Does the physicist’s theory tell the full story? A detailed analysis of a star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity...

Scientists discover family members of Schrödinger’s cat

It has been said that the internet exists chiefly to show videos of cats interacting with boxes. An international team of researchers led by University...

Scientists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid

There's no known way to prove a three-dimensional "quantum spin liquid" exists, so Rice University physicists and their collaborators did the next best thing: They...

New measurement of universe’s expansion rate is ‘stuck in the middle’

Scientists from Carnegie and the University of Chicago used red giant stars that were observed by the Hubble Space Telescope to make an entirely...

How fast is the universe expanding?

Exactly how fast is the universe expanding? Scientists are still not completely sure, but a Princeton-led team of astrophysicists has used the neutron star merger...
Scientists discover the “missing” interstellar iron in the universe

Scientists discover the “missing” interstellar iron in the universe

Astrophysicists know that iron (chemical symbol: Fe) is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, after lightweight elements such as hydrogen, carbon,...

Einstein’s theory of General Relativity might not be the only way to explain how...

Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is world famous – but it might not be the only way to explain how gravity works and how...

Scientists combine light and matter to make particles with new behaviors

Physicists create ‘doppelganger’ orbits for electrons. Every type of atom in the universe has a unique fingerprint: It only absorbs or emits light at the...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...