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Physics Week in Review: January 20, 2018

The atomic theory of origami, mini gamma ray bursts to study black holes, and the story of the Star Trek inspired 3D hyperchess are among this week's physics highlights. New Research Could Help Bring Secure Quantum Communication to Everyone. A...

Physics Week in Review: January 13, 2018

Mysterious fast radio bursts could come from magnetars, birds of paradise have the ultimate black feathers, and there's more weird results regarding the mass of the proton. Plus much more in this week's physics highlights. New Nature paper strengthens the...

Physics Week in Review: January 6, 2017

It's a brand new year with a bunch of shiny new physics links. Among this week's highlights: an effort to classify all phases of matter, metalens-shaped light for cloaking devices, and the mysterious Tabby star isn't aliens after all--just dust....

Happy New Year From the Cocktail Party Kitties

There's no physics linkfest this week, if only because so little happens (apart from year-end lists) in science news in the interval between Christmas and New Year's. But we'll be back next week. Meanwhile, here are Caliban (tuxedo) and Ariel...

Physics Week in Review: December 23, 2017

A new proposed solution to the black hole firewall paradox, a new twist in the most famous fluid equations, and why bridges ice over before roads are among this week's physics highlights. The black hole firewall paradox has been vexing...

Physics Week in Review: December 16, 2017

Among this week's physics highlights: the discovery of a new material called excitonium, we've found another star system with eight planets, and why you really don't want to suffer death by light saber. First up, however, is an issue facing...

Physics Week in Review: December 9, 2017

Among the many highlights this week: This year's Breakthrough Prizes were awarded, scientists found the oldest known black hole, and why your microwaved eggs tend to explode. Cutting-Edge Science Honored by Star-Studded Breakthrough Prize Awards. "Maps of the infant universe...

Physics Week in Review: December 2, 2017

This week's physics highlights: does hot water really freeze faster than cold, and could cold water heat up faster than hot; scientists reverse the arrow of time; and a new quantum simulator holds experimental promise. When Cold Warms Faster Than...

Physics Week in Review: November 25, 2017

Like most Americans, Jen-Luc Piquant is still recovering from the Thanksgiving festivities. But please enjoy this roundup of physics links in the interim, including stories on the physics of dandelion fluff, why some black holes might be superfast spinning pulsars,...

Physics Week in Review: November 18, 2017

There's been a flood of cool physics news heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. Some highlights: theory of dark matter disks is toast; LIGO detects yet another binary black hole merger; and the physics of whammy bar resonance. Snap, Crackle, Whop--Explore...

Physics Week in Review: November 11, 2017

Jen-Luc Piquant only has time for a super short and sharp physics roundup this week, but it should still give you all lots of cool stuff to read. "Crazy" Supernova Looks Like a New Kind of Star Death. Astronomers are...

The Return of Physics Week in Review! November 4, 2017

I know, I know, it's been a few months since the last physics links roundup. Chalk it up to burnout. We needed a break. And then another break. And then another. Also, we have two adorable new kittens named Ariel...

Physics Week in Review: July 8, 2017

Jen-Luc Piquant and the Time Lord are off for a physics workshop in Trieste, followed by some vacation time in Buenos Aires, so the weekly roundups will be on hiatus for a couple of weeks. We'll be back July 29,...

Physics Week in Review: July 1, 2017

Among this week's physics highlights: the physics of acrobatics, studying the propagation of shock waves while running, and could "qudits" capable of assuming 10 or more states be the future of quantum computing? It's Independence Day weekend in the US,...

Physics Week in Review: June 24, 2017

This week's physics highlights: LIGO's successor is approved, the physics of a wobbling suitcase as you're running to catch your flight, and scientists create "liquid light." My latest article for Quanta: Dark Matter Recipe Calls for One Part Superfluid. A...

Physics Week in Review: June 17, 2017

This week's physics highlights: Spooky action in spaaaace, superfluid dark matter, and could the LIGO detections just be due to noise? I had a great time Tuesday night doing a live KPCC podcast event. Chatted with Christina Wallace and Cate...

Physics Week in Review: June 10, 2017

Among this week's physics highlights: Einstein's "impossible" experiment has finally been performed, and he's still irritatingly right; the physics of what happens when lightning strikes a building; and sometimes light moves around objects like a frictionless liquid which is-- kinda...

Physics Week in Review: June 3, 2017

LIGO pulls a hat trick with third gravitational wave detection, scientists are back to arguing about glass, and using beer years to make composite graphene foams were among this week's physics highlights. LIGO is back, baby, as it detects gravitational...

Physics Week in Review: May 27, 2017

The big news this week: two new adorable foster kittens in the house! Oh, I guess you were thinking of physics news. Well, there was plenty of that, too: the Large Hadron Collider is back in action, the first bunch...

Physics Week in Review: May 20, 2017

Could dark matter be a self-annihilating WIMP? Might a newly discovered "cold spot" be evidence for a multiverse? And could Scrooge McDuck really swim in a pool of gold coins? These and other nifty stories are among this week's physics...

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