Physics

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Scientists cooled a nanoparticle to the quantum limit

The particle’s motion reached the lowest level allowed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle A tiny nanoparticle has been chilled...

The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts

Space weather forecasting is a guessing game. Predictions of outbursts from the sun are typically based on the amount of activity observed...

The universe might have a fundamental clock that ticks very, very fast

Like a metronome that sets the tempo for a musician, a fundamental cosmic clock may be keeping time throughout the universe. But...