MIT theoretical physicists are working to carry the structure of crystals, such as table salt, into the fourth dimension of time. The result could be a computer than runs infinitely into the future.
In the wake of the pandemic, the crystal industry boomed, with customers hoping the stones might relieve a little anxiety.
Using cellulose from trees and a synthetic polymer, MIT researchers have created a material that "is stronger and tougher than some types of bone, and harder than typical aluminum alloys."
Our research on a Martian meteorite provides new clues about early surface conditions on the red planet.
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Scientists created the mineral lonsdaleite in a lab and tested its strength using sound waves — before it was obliterated.
New analysis of Apollo 17 sample reveals clues to the Moon's violent history.
Physicists propose using time crystals to bring about a quantum computing revolution.
Time crystals have been detected in an unexpected place: monoammonium phosphate, a compound found in fertilizer and 'grow your own crystal' kits.
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NASA finds 50,000 year-old bacteria alive inside gigantic crystals in a Mexican mine.
Time crystals could even form stable qubits, making quantum computing possible.
Physicists create a structure that breaks the symmetry of time.
Physicists may be close to creating the theoretical "time crystals".
Radioactive crystals left behind by ancient bacteria tell us about a long-ago supernova nearby.
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Based on recent findings, scientists in the Netherlands believe that diamond crystals may one day form what amounts to an Internet connecting far flung quantum computers.
Born from the theory of an MIT physicist, Berkeley scientists have come up with a way to build an eternal clock that, they say, would survive the inevitable "heat death" of the universe.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is making health disparities in the United States crystal clear. It is a clarion call for health care systems to double their efforts in vulnerable communities.
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Pando is a stand of aspen in Utah that is 14,000 years old and weighs 12 million pounds. Humans threaten to end its long reign.