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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One of Nature’s Key Constants Is Much Larger in a Quantum Material, Science News
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Scientists Find Solar Systems Undergoing the Same Mysterious Process as Ours, Vice Motherboard
A radioactive isotope profoundly affected the origin and evolution of our solar system. Now, scientists at the Flatiron Institute, the University of Vienna and UC Santa Cruz have spotted it in a system of budding stars.
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