Physics & Mathematics

Hubble measurements suggest disparity in Hubble constant calculations is not a fluke

Hubble's measurements of today's expansion rate do not match the rate that was expected based on how the Universe appeared shortly after the Big...

Researchers observe rarest event in history of the universe

Around 1,500 meters deep in the Italian Gran Sasso mountains is the underground laboratory LNGS (Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso), in which scientists search...

New robust device may scale up quantum tech, researchers say

Researchers have been trying for many years to build a quantum computer that industry could scale up, but the building blocks of quantum computing,...

A new signal for a neutron star collision discovered

A bright burst of X-rays has been discovered by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in a galaxy 6.6 billion light years from Earth. This event...

A novel data-compression technique for faster computer programs

A novel technique developed by MIT researchers rethinks hardware data compression to free up more memory used by computers and mobile devices, allowing them...

‘Snowball chamber’ helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter

After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept...

The discrete-time physics hiding inside our continuous-time world

Scientists believe that time is continuous, not discrete -- roughly speaking, they believe that it does not progress in "chunks," but rather "flows," smoothly...

New quantum material could warn of neurological disease

What if the brain could detect its own disease? Researchers have been trying to create a material that "thinks" like the brain does, which...

First direct images of a black hole

An international team of over 200 astronomers, including scientists from MIT’s Haystack Observatory, has captured the first direct images of a black hole. They...

Moneyball advantage peters out once everyone’s doing it

When former Oakland Athletics' general manager Billy Beane used data analytics to build a low budget winning baseball team in the early 2000s, it...

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