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Why beer mats do not fly in a straight line

Beer mats protect tables from unsightly condensation rings. However, they are sometimes also misused as projectiles. Usually with little success: after just a short time, the...

This special graphene may be a rare, magnet-proof superconductor, shows study

MIT physicists have observed signs of a rare type of superconductivity in a material called “magic-angle” twisted trilayer graphene. In a study appearing in Nature,...

Scientists create world’s thinnest magnet

A one-atom thin 2D magnet could advance new applications in computing and electronics. The development of an ultrathin magnet that operates at room temperature could...

Tallest mountains on neutron stars may be only fractions of millimeters high, shows study

New models of neutron stars show that their tallest mountains may be only fractions of millimetres high, due to the huge gravity on the...

Scientists take big step in race to quantum computing

Physicists from the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms and other universities have developed a special type of quantum computer known as a programmable quantum...

Scientists use artificial intelligence to detect gravitational waves

When gravitational waves were first detected in 2015 by the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), they sent a ripple through the scientific community,...

Scientists confirm Hawking’s black hole theorem observationally

Even the most extreme objects in the universe – including black holes – must obey certain rules. A central law for black holes predicts that...

Scientists develop the world’s tiniest technology

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have engineered the world's tiniest technology, with a thickness of only two atoms. According to the researchers, the new technology...

Scientists find a missing piece in the quantum computing puzzle

Research from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis has found a missing piece in the puzzle of optical quantum...

Scientists bring human-scale object to near standstill, reaching a quantum state

To the human eye, most stationary objects appear to be just that — still, and completely at rest. Yet if we were handed a quantum...