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The Universe Could 'Bounce' For Eternity.  But It Still Had to Start Somewhere

The Universe Could ‘Bounce’ For Eternity. But It Still Had to Start Somewhere

From the smallest bacterium to the largest galaxy, death looms on the horizon; even if, in cosmic terms, the time scales are too large for us to truly comprehend. Eventually, even the Universe itself should come to an end – when the last light winks out, and the cold, dense lumps of dead stars are …

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Record-Breaking Experiment Could Solve a Huge Challenge in Quantum Computing

Record-Breaking Experiment Could Solve a Huge Challenge in Quantum Computing

Two atoms inflated to an almost comical size and cooled to a fraction above absolute zero have been used to generate a robust, insanely fast two-qubit quantum gate that could help overcome some of quantum computing’s persistent challenges. Since a two-qubit gate is the fundamental building block of efficient quantum computers, this breakthrough has huge …

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Astronomers Say They've Found The Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

Astronomers Say They’ve Found The Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

It’s a record that has been broken multiple times over the past two years alone, and one that we expect to see broken again soon. Astronomers using the newly operational James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have announced the discovery of what appears to be the most distant galaxy yet. If this sounds familiar, it’s already …

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Scientists Reveal The First Images of Atoms 'Swimming' in Liquid

Scientists Reveal The First Images of Atoms ‘Swimming’ in Liquid

The motion of single atoms through liquid has been caught on camera for the first time. Using a sandwich of materials so thin they’re effectively two-dimensional, scientists trapped and observed platinum atoms ‘swimming’ along a surface under different pressures. The results will help us better understand how the presence of liquid alters the behavior of …

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