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  1. six nesting dolls at different distances, all in focus
    Tech

    This camera lens can focus up close and far away at the same time

    Inspired by the eye of an extinct trilobite species, the large depth of field can help with imaging techniques to create 3-D photos.

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  2. an illustration of two black holes merging
    Physics

    Gravitational waves gave a new black hole a high-speed ‘kick’

    Ripples in spacetime revealed that two black holes united into one, which then sped off at around 5 million kilometers per hour.

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  3. Large Hadron Collider
    Particle Physics

    The Large Hadron Collider has restarted with upgraded proton-smashing potential

    Physicists will start taking data this summer once the revamped Large Hadron Collider gets up to full speed.

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  4. illustration of muon particles raining down on the Great Pyramid of Giza
    Particle Physics

    Muons spill secrets about Earth’s hidden structures

    Tracking travel patterns of subatomic particles called muons helps reveal the inner worlds of pyramids, volcanoes and more.

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  5. image of an object glowing blue from Cerenkov light
    Particle Physics

    A new nuclear imaging prototype detects tumors’ faint glow

    Nuclear imaging that relies on Cerenkov light could supplement standard-of-care technology for identifying location of tumors.

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  6. photo of the Collider Detector at Fermilab
    Particle Physics

    The W boson might be extra hefty. If so, it could hint at new physics

    A new measurement of the W boson’s mass, made by smashing particles together, reveals a potential crack in physics’ standard model.

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  7. apparatus of the Daya Bay experiment, with shiny orbs attached to long walls
    Science & Society

    Here are the Top 10 times scientific imagination failed

    Some scientists of the past couldn’t imagine that atoms or gravity waves could one day be studied – or nuclear energy harnessed.

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  8. a group of plastic beads hovering in midair
    Physics

    Levitating plastic beads mimic the physics of spinning asteroids

    "Tabletop asteroids," buoyed by sound waves, hint at why some loosely bound space rocks have odd shapes and can’t spin too quickly.

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  9. Castleton Tower, a sandstone formation near Moab, Utah
    Earth

    How climbers help scientists vibe with Utah’s famous red rock formations

    Researchers teamed up with rock climbers to collect rare data that help them assess the seismic stability of red rock formations in Utah.

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