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Electron switch may get us closer to quantum computers

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology, medicine, and science by providing faster and more efficient processors, sensors, and communication devices. But transferring information...

How to tie microscopic knots

Physicists at CU Boulder have gone to creative lengths to earn their scouting merit badges for knot-tying. In a study published in the journal Science,...

Scientists find galaxy floating in a tranquil sea of halo gas

Analysis of radio pulses that passed through a galactic halo reveals a surprisingly quiescent halo with very low density and weak magnetic field. Using one...

Scientists watch a black hole shredding a star

After passing too close to a supermassive black hole, the star in this artist's conception is torn apart into a thin stream of gas,...

Scientists create an innovative device to generate light from darkness

The technology could eventually aid the more than 1 billion people around the world who lack reliable access to electricity. When frost forms on the...

Scientists discover the most massive neutron star ever measured

Astronomers using the GBT have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking...

New study helps explain the dimming of the most mysterious star in the universe

For years, astronomers have looked up at the sky and speculated about the strange dimming behavior of Tabby's Star. First identified more than a century...

Why do astronomers believe in dark matter?

Dark matter, by its very nature, is unseen. We cannot observe it with telescopes, and nor have particle physicists had any luck detecting it via...

Oumuamua 2.0? It looks like there’s a new interstellar object passing through the solar...

In 2017, astronomers and the world were surprised to learn that an interstellar object (named ‘Oumuamua) passed by Earth on its way to the...

Scientists detect a black hole ringing like a bell for the first time

'Ringing' black hole validates Einstein's general relativity 10 years ahead of schedule. For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a...

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Something is lurking in the heart of quasar 3C 279

One year ago, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration published the first image of a black hole in the nearby radio galaxy M 87. Now...

Long nap and sleep could mean higher stroke risk

A recent study from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology found that people who take long naps during the day or sleep 9...