The fine-structure constant is about 10 times its normal value in a type of material called quantum spin ice, physicists calculate. The new calculation hints that quantum spin ice could give a glimpse at physics within an alternate universe where the constant is much larger.
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The mathematician Ingrid Daubechies’ pioneering work in signal processing helped make our electronic world possible — and beat a path for women in the field.
Scientists have long been puzzled by flying blobs of magma that remained intact, but didn’t have a good way to study them.
Scientists at UC Santa Cruz, the Flatiron Institute and Harvard University used 3D printing to create detailed resin spheres of stellar nurseries using data collected from these star-forming regions of space.