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High-Precision Map of the Universe Defies Conventional Cosmology

Analysis of the most precise three-dimensional map of the Universe delivers hints of a tension with the standard model of cosmology. Read More »

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Evidence of a New Subatomic Particle

A signal from the decay products of a meson—a quark and an antiquark—comes from two subatomic particles and not one, as previously thought. Read More »

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Exploring the Black Hole Population with an Open Mind

A new model describes the population of black hole binaries without assumptions on the shape of their distribution—a capability that could boost the discovery potential of gravitational-wave observations. Read More »

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Thermal Conductivity Not Too Hot to Handle

A radiometry technique directly measures thermal conductivity in molten metals and confirms the relationship with electrical resistivity. Read More »

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Modeling Tissue Mechanics with Molten Glass

A glass studio becomes a physics lab for biophysicists examining the physiological tissue properties of marine microorganisms. Read More »

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Stiffening a Spring Made of Light

Adding a nonlinear crystal to an optical spring can change the spring’s stiffness, a finding that could allow the use of such devices as gravitational-wave detectors. Read More »

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Probing Liquid Water’s Structure with Attosecond X-Ray Pulses

Using an ultrafast technique, researchers shed light on how the hydrogen-bonded structure of water is reflected in its x-ray spectrum. Read More »

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Shape Matters in Self-Assembly

A theoretical study of self-assembly finds that hexagon-shaped building blocks can form large structures faster than triangular or square blocks. Read More »

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Shielding Quantum Light in Space and Time

A way to create single photons whose spatiotemporal shapes do not expand during propagation could limit information loss in future photonic quantum technologies. Read More »

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