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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.

Japanese art inspires scientists to create self-folding structures small enough to float through the bloodstream.

Devin Powell, Contributor

Scientists apply quantum techniques to measure subtle details of a material's magnetic field.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A new model describes how floating ice can get jammed in a narrow strait, creating a giant frozen walkway.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Tiny Mass, Huge Costs.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientists break the record for data transfer efficiency by using photons and quantum communication techniques.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists develop ways to ensure the reliability of random number generators.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists have built an instrument capable of launching individual molecules for ultra-precise measurements.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released reports on plans to expand a major scientific research facility -- the Spallation Neutron Source.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The most powerful tool in the world is studying hard-to-catch particles called neutrinos.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

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