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  1. terrascope
    Space

    A proposed space telescope would use Earth’s atmosphere as a lens

    One astronomer has a bold solution to the high cost of building big telescopes.

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  2. supernova Vela
    Physics

    Exploding stars scattered traces of iron over Antarctic snow

    Researchers melted half a ton of snow to find just 10 atoms of a radioactive variety of iron.

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  3. bubble chamber
    Physics

    50 years ago, Fermilab turned to bubbles

    The National Accelerator Laboratory, now called Fermilab, used to have a bubble chamber to study particles. Today, most bubble chambers have gone flat.

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  4. graphene friction
    Physics

    Scientists seek materials that defy friction at the atomic level

    Scientists investigate superslippery materials and other unusual friction feats.

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  5. Particle Physics

    How a 2017 radioactive plume may be tied to Russia and nixed neutrino research

    A botched attempt at producing radioactive material needed for a neutrino experiment may have released ruthenium-106 to the atmosphere in 2017.

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  6. macros
    Particle Physics

    Dark matter particles won’t kill you. If they could, they would have already

    The fact that no one has been killed by shots of dark matter suggests the mysterious substance is relatively small and light.

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  7. physicist laser beryliium ion
    Physics

    Increased control over ions’ motions may help improve quantum computers

    Scientists precisely manipulated the ion’s oscillations and energy levels, a key step toward building better quantum computers.

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  8. liquid droplets
    Materials Science

    Permanent liquid magnets have now been created in the lab

    Magnets that generate persistent magnetic fields are usually solid. But new little bar magnets have the mechanical properties of liquids.

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  9. supernova
    Cosmology

    Scientists still can’t agree on the universe’s expansion rate

    A mismatch in measurements of how fast the universe is expanding might not be real, a study hints.

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