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Image: A close look at thin ice
A close look at thin ice
Source: UPenn   Posted: 1/20/20
Scientists describe the first-ever visualization of the atomic structure of two-dimensional ice as it formed.

Image: A fast radio burst tracked down to a nearby galaxy
A fast radio burst tracked down to a nearby galaxy
Source: McGill   Posted: 1/16/20
Astronomers have pinpointed the location of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) first detected by the CHIME telescope in British Columbia in 2018.

Image: Novel Material Switches Between Electrically Conducting and Insulating States
Novel Material Switches Between Electrically Conducting and Insulating States
Source: Northwestern   Posted: 1/14/20
Researchers have developed a novel design strategy to identify new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition (MIT), a rare class of materials categorized by their ability to reversibly switch between electrically conducting and insulating states.

Image: Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness
Source: UC Berkeley   Posted: 1/14/20
In a surprising new study, researchers show that heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum thanks to invisible quantum fluctuations.

Image: More Evidence for the New Force of Nature Found
More Evidence for the New Force of Nature Found
Source: ScienceAlert   Posted: 11/21/19
Physicists now think they've spotted the actions of a fifth physical force emerging from a helium atom.

Image: The ‘Forbidden’ Planet has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’
The ‘Forbidden’ Planet has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’
Source: UWarwick   Posted: 6/3/19
A Neptunian planet has been found in what should be a ‘Neptunian Desert’. It is 20% smaller than Neptune, about 3 times the size of Earth, and has been nicknamed the ‘Forbidden’ planet by researchers.

Image: Physicists Teleport Logic Operation Between Separated Ions
Physicists Teleport Logic Operation Between Separated Ions
Source: NIST   Posted: 6/3/19
Physicists have teleported a computer circuit instruction known as a quantum logic operation between two separated ions.

Image: First Ever Double-Slit Experiment Performed with Antimatter
First Ever Double-Slit Experiment Performed with Antimatter
Source: Science Alert   Posted: 5/12/19
For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics double-slit experiment with a positron - the antimatter counterpart of an electron.

Image: Researchers find water in samples from asteroid Itokawa
Researchers find water in samples from asteroid Itokawa
Source: ASU   Posted: 5/3/19
The first-ever measurements of water found in samples from asteroid Itokawa collected by the Japanese space probe Hayabusa.

Image: Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
Source: EHT   Posted: 4/11/19
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87.

Image: Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts
Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts
Source: AALTO   Posted: 3/20/19
Scientists demonstrate that they can increase the dissipation rate, on demand, by a factor of thousand in a high-quality superconducting resonator.

Image: Making the World a Lot Quieter
Making the World a Lot Quieter
Source: BU   Posted: 3/19/19
Mechanical engineers have developed an “acoustic metamaterial” that can cancel 94 percent of sound

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