Andrew Grant's Articles
- NewsX-rays enable scientists to spot a black hole twisting the surrounding fabric of spacetime, just as Einstein’s theory predicts.
- The Science LifeMechanical engineer and geophysicist Nathalie Vriend explores noises in the desert that are triggered by sand sliding down dunes.
- NewsThe first comprehensive analyses of the recently restarted Large Hadron Collider yields no clear-cut discoveries but at least one intriguing hint of a new particle.
- FeatureA new version of an experiment proposed in 1964 confirmed a counterintuitive tenet of quantum mechanics.
- FeatureCompelling but not quite confirmed research in 2015 suggested that hydrogen sulfide is a superconductor at temperatures as high as 203 kelvins.
- FeatureTwo particles discovered in 2015 are each composed of five quarks.
- FeatureIn what may be a once-in-a-decade advance, a computer scientist claimed to have devised an algorithm that efficiently solves the notorious graph isomorphism problem.
- NewsThe dwarf galaxy Draco, which is chock-full of dark matter, doesn’t emit a band of X-rays that researchers hoped were produced by the mysterious invisible stuff.
- Science TickerGoogle’s D-Wave quantum computer is getting faster, but it’s still unclear whether it will ever outperform regular computers at completing useful tasks.
- News in BriefA new camera tracks objects hidden around a corner by detecting light echoes, similar to the way bats use sound to find prey.