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Scientists Explore the Breaking Point Between Classical and Quantum Physics

Here’s a puzzler for you — what’s it called when a system stays the same temperature... even when it has an energy input that should be making it hotter? I think most peoples’ answ...

Jacob Enderson in Science 16 September 2020 · 63

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

When it comes to making energy, nuclear fusion is the ultimate goal. It holds the promise of clean limitless energy that’s available on demand. But of course, it isn’t easy, and de...

Jacob Enderson in Science 09 October 2020 · 57

The World’s First Room Temperature Superconductor Is Here

Superconductors are the secret sauce that many designs for quantum computers, particle accelerators, and fusion reactors depend on to function. But most superconductors need to be...

Alex in Science 06 November 2020 · 49

Sun Power

Here's a mind-blowing fact. The sun releases more energy in just 1.5 millionth of a second than we humans on planet Earth consume in a year. That's a lot of power. Which is why so...

Alex in Science 06 January · 29

Scientists Just Proved the Existence of ‘Liquid Glass’

Scientists just can’t seem to get enough glass. Despite the material being about as common as can be, some are still poking and prodding it, trying to unravel its mysteries. Now on...

Alex in Science 28 February · 22

This Fusion Fuel Experiment Will Bring Us One Step Closer to Ignition

If you hear the word ITER and think food, well...you’re not exactly wrong. ITER actually refers to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, but where you’d be right ab...

Den W. in Science 17 May · 22

Quantum Tunneling Takes a Surprisingly Long Time

The quantum world... is weird. Physicists have a pretty good handle on it mathematically, but that math can sometimes point to things that just seem wrong. Like a particle zooming...

Jacob Enderson in Science 06 November 2020 · 21

Why We’re Seeing More Gravitational Wave Events Than Ever Before

Remember when the discovery of gravitational waves was first officially announced back in 2016 and we were all like, “wow that’s wild, I wonder if we’ll see more?” Well since then,...

Jacob Enderson in Science 23 November 2020 · 19

What We Lost When the Arecibo Observatory Collapsed

The Arecibo Observatory has fallen. This marks the end of a nearly 60 year sky gazing career that has not only helped us to better understand the universe, but has also scoured the...

Den W. in Science 23 January · 16

The Next Generation of Nuclear Power Is Here

Few topics get me as excited as nuclear power, especially when it comes to promising future technologies that could help fight the climate crisis. One of my very first articles was...

Alex in Science 29 November · 7 · 1