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  1. T2K experiment
    Physics

    Mounting evidence suggests neutrinos are key to why antimatter is rare

    The source of matter’s dominance over antimatter might be revealed by the tiny subatomic particles.

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  2. lead
    Materials Science

    Lead becomes stronger than steel under extreme pressures

    Lead is a soft metal, easily scratched with a fingernail. But that changes dramatically when the metal is compressed under high pressures.

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  3. gold plate
    Tech

    A tiny switch could redirect light between computer chips in mere nanoseconds

    Microscopic switches that ferry information using light, not electric current, could help create better, faster electronics.

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  4. interferometer
    Physics

    Trapping atoms in a laser beam offers a new way to measure gravity

    A new type of experiment to measure the strength of Earth’s gravity uses atoms suspended in light rather than free-falling atoms.

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  5. SunBOT
    Tech

    The first artificial material that follows sunlight may upgrade solar panels

    Rows of tiny stemlike rods called SunBOTs orient themselves toward light, optimizing the solar energy that they can harvest.

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  6. scandium molecule diagram
    Chemistry

    Molecular jiggling may explain why some solids shrink when heated

    Scientists may have figured out how scandium fluoride crystals shrink as temperature rises, possibly leading to new insights into superconductors.

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  7. whiskey patterns
    Chemistry

    American whiskeys leave unique ‘webs’ when evaporated

    If you don’t have a sophisticated palate, it turns out you can distinguish among bourbons with a microscope.

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  8. Saharan silver ant
    Life

    Saharan silver ants are the world’s fastest despite relatively short legs

    Saharan silver ants can hit speeds of 108 times their body length per second.

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  9. Google quantum chip
    Quantum Physics

    Google officially lays claim to quantum supremacy

    The quantum computer Sycamore reportedly performed a calculation that even the most powerful supercomputers available can’t reproduce.

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