Physics

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An Honor and a Party for Stephen Hawking

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An Explanation for the Missing Sunspots

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A Caricature of a Female Scientist

The play "Legacy of Light" tells the story of two female scientists, but left our blogger disappointed

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Fingerprints and Friction

Why do humans, other primates and koalas have fingerprints?

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Bach's Forgotten Horn

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What is Schrödinger's Cat?

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Picture of the Week—Organic Solar Cells

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Learning About Magnets, Electricity and Acceleration at the Amusement Park

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The Universe Has Its Secrets; We've Got Science Rap

Bright idea: Wolfgang Ketterle (in his M.I.T lab) hopes to discover new forms of matter by studying ultracold atoms.

The Coldest Place in the Universe

Physicists in Massachusetts come to grips with the lowest possible temperature: absolute zero

Absolute Zero

Why Is A Negative Number Called Absolute Zero?

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Rain Man

Snow, sleet, hail or volcanic eruption cloud physicist Peter Hobbs will find a way to fly into it

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Putting the Brakes on Light

Light travels 186,000 miles per second in a vacuum; in Lene Hau's lab, it ambles at 38 miles an hour

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Phenomena, Comment & Notes

Today's physics allow outrageous possibilities: faster-than-light travel across the galaxy, or even our learning to make new universes to specification

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