Electrons from a droplet of sodium and potassium turn water into a metallic material that conducts electricity.
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First-principles plasma simulations show that black holes can’t keep their magnetic fields, according to a new study from researchers at the Flatiron Institute, Columbia University and Princeton University.
Calculating angular velocity and the moment of inertia isn’t quite as hard as competing in the Olympic gymnastics tournament — but it’s pretty darn tough.
His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book “The First Three Minutes.”