Charles Petit

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  1. illustration of SPIDER scope
    Tech

    SPIDER shrinks telescopes with far-out design

    Researchers hope new approach to interferometry and photonics will replace standard telescopes and long-range cameras where room is scarce.

  2. A corn processing plant in Illinois
    Earth

    Pumping carbon dioxide deep underground may trigger earthquakes

    Injecting carbon dioxide deep underground offers a promising way to curb global warming, but the extra pressure may cause faults to slip or fractures to release the buried gas.

  3. Physics

    Heart of the Matter

    Neutrinos’ shifty behavior might help explain why the universe has so much stuff in it.

  4. Climate

    Soil’s Hidden Secrets

  5. Physics

    The Ultimate Clock

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  6. Astronomy

    Stellar oddballs

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  7. Continental Hearts

    When Viennese geologist Leopold Kober gave geology a new word — kratogen, soon shortened to craton — for the flat, stony interiors of continents, he thought such places to be among the duller places for geological study. For him, the more flexible expanses of crust he called orogens, full of rising mountains and earthquake faults, […]

  8. Astronomy

    Black hole silhouettes

  9. Life from scratch

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  10. In Pursuit of the Briefest Beat

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  11. Quantum on Quantum

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  12. Physics

    Quantum computer simulates hydrogen molecule just right

    Team builds device that uses two photons to calculate electron energies.