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Let there be light, sound, fluids and quantum weirdness

We love physics in all its forms, from new research on mind-bending concepts like quantum weirdness and spooky action at a distance to the science of sounds and fluids to all the forces that push, pull, stick and slip. Here we tackle the macroscopic, the subatomic, the strange, the cool, the groundbreaking and the obscure.

The early history of fusion energy.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Giant magnets used for nuclear fusion weigh almost as much as 747 jet plane.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

The boundless benefits of fusion energy.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Limitless, clean energy to secure our planet’s future.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientists have learned how to measure the relationship between superconductivity and vibrating electrons.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists find new ways to measure the infinitesimally small fluctuations that exist in a vacuum.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Research suggests that acceleration can stabilize shaky suitcases.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Study shows how collective cooperation can develop in systems even when benefits are not obvious to individuals.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Computer model suggests nomads may be more likely than settlers to absorb new words, but linguists remain skeptical.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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