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Physicists now have even better models for blood spatter from gunshot wounds

Physicists now have even better models for blood spatter from gunshot wounds

There will be blood spatter — This latest work may have implications for the famous Phil Spector murder case. Jennifer Ouellette - Aug 29, 2019 7:04 pm UTC Enlarge / Dexter might be a (fictional) serial killer, but he's also a leading expert in blood spatter pattern analysis. Two new papers could help real forensic scientists better…
Physicists discover hidden text in what was thought to be blank Egyptian papyri

Physicists discover hidden text in what was thought to be blank Egyptian papyri

Written in invisible ink — It's the latest example of how cutting-edge physics techniques can unlock the past. Jennifer Ouellette - Aug 22, 2019 12:10 pm UTC Enlarge / Physicists at the BESSY-II synchrotron radiation facility in Germany used multiple methods to reveal hidden text in supposedly blank patches on ancient papyri from Elephantine Island…
MIT physicists: Social networks could hold the key to finding new particles

MIT physicists: Social networks could hold the key to finding new particles

Six degrees of particle separation — It's all about the connectivity between particles, just like mapping social networks. Jennifer Ouellette - Jul 31, 2019 10:45 am UTC Enlarge / A collision in the LHC's Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector produces a telltale Higgs boson signature.Thomas McCauley/Lucas Taylor, CMSThe trickiest part of hunting for new elementary…
Physicists Made a Hot Plasma Doughnut to Study Solar Wind

Physicists Made a Hot Plasma Doughnut to Study Solar Wind

Our planet is mostly shielded from the effects of the solar wind—except near the poles, where it enters Earth’s magnetic field, creating brilliant auroras.Vadim Nefedov/Getty ImagesDespite a reputation for bestowing tans and warming beaches, the sun is not a soothing place. The middle layer of its churning atmosphere, which reaches temperatures of more than ten…
Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle

Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle

Heisenberg's famous principle can't be violated, but it can be gamed. A new study shows a way to measure particles with far more precision than before.Casey ChinIn a lab in Boulder, Colorado, physicist Daniel Slichter plays an excruciatingly tiny version of pinball—with an individual atom as the ball. He and his colleagues at the National…
Physicists See a Quantum Leap, Halt It, and Reverse It

Physicists See a Quantum Leap, Halt It, and Reverse It

When quantum mechanics was first developed a century ago as a theory for understanding the atomic-scale world, one of its key concepts was so radical, bold and counter-intuitive that it passed into popular language: the “quantum leap.” Purists might object that the common habit of applying this term to a big change misses the point…
Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning | Quanta Magazine

Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning | Quanta Magazine

cosmologyA recent challenge to Stephen Hawking’s biggest idea — about how the universe might have come from nothing — has cosmologists choosing sides.In 1981, many of the world’s leading cosmologists gathered at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a vestige of the coupled lineages of science and theology located in an elegant villa in the gardens…

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The Apple Watch 5 tipped to come in ceramic and titanium...

News The Apple Watch 5 tipped to come in ceramic and titanium versions (Image credit: Future) You wait all year for some decent Apple Watch Series 5 rumors and then two come along at once: we only just heard that the fifth-generation wearable might launch in September and now there's news of some different casing…

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