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Scientists have broken a staggering record on the melting point of platinum

Scientists have figured out how to make platinum more affordable as a catalyst: turn it into a liquid at low temperature. We have known for centuries that noble metals like platinum, gold, ruthenium and palladium make excellent catalysts for chemical reactions because they help break chemical bonds between atoms more effective than other metals. But …

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Two Time Crystals have been successfully linked for the first time

Physicists have just taken an incredible step towards quantum devices that look like something out of science fiction. For the first time, isolated groups of particles behaving like states of matter known as Time Crystals have been linked into a unique, scalable system that could be incredibly useful in quantum computing. Following the first observation …

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A warp-entrainment experiment to make atoms invisible could finally test Stephen Hawking’s most famous prediction

A new warp-speed experiment could finally offer an indirect test of famed physicist Stephen Hawking’s most famous black hole prediction. The new proposal suggests that by pushing a atom becoming invisible, scientists could glimpse the ethereal quantum glow that shrouds objects moving at near the speed of light. The glow effect, called the Unruh (or …

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New US lab will create versions of atoms never before recorded on Earth

From carbon to uranium, from oxygen to iron, chemical elements are the building blocks of the world around us and of the universe at large. Now physicists hope to gain unprecedented insight into their origins, with the opening of a new facility that will create thousands of peculiar, unstable versions of atoms never before recorded …

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