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New neutron star discovery not predicted by current theory

Astronomers have detected radio jets belonging to a neutron star with a strong magnetic field -- something not predicted by current theory, according to...

Scientists make first-ever 6D measurement of accelerator beam

A team of researchers led by UT physics professor Sarah Cousineau has made the first-ever 6D measurement of an accelerator beam, an achievement that...

What’s dark matter? Maybe a superfluid

Physicists have been striving to understand dark matter—the invisible material that makes up most of the universe—for decades. In the standard cosmological model, this mysterious...
Just seven photons can act like billions

Just seven photons can act like billions

A system made of just a handful of particles acts just like larger systems, allowing scientists to study quantum behavior more easily. Most substances physicists...

Gravitational waves provide dose of reality about extra dimensions

While last year’s discovery of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars was Earth-shaking, it won’t add extra dimensions to our understanding of the universe—not...

Physicists save gravity theory from death

An international group of astronomers, including physicists at the University of St Andrews, has revived a previously debunked theory of gravity, arguing that motions...

Magnetic waves create chaos in star-forming clouds

New research by Stella Offner finds that magnetic waves are an important factor driving the process of star formation within the enormous clouds that...
Scientists discover a 'tuneable' novel quantum state of matter

Scientists discover a ‘tuneable’ novel quantum state of matter

Quantum particles can be difficult to characterize, and almost impossible to control if they strongly interact with each other -- until now. An international team...

Scientists create pristine quantum light source at the edge of silicon chip

The smallest amount of light you can have is one photon, so dim that it's pretty much invisible to humans. While imperceptible, these tiny blips...
Scientists 'teleport' a quantum gate for quantum computers

Scientists ‘teleport’ a quantum gate for quantum computers

Yale University researchers have demonstrated one of the key steps in building the architecture for modular quantum computers: The "teleportation" of a quantum gate between...