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The ground shook, a brilliant white flash enveloped the sky, and the world changed forever. Code name "Trinity," the bomb test at dawn on July 16, 1945, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, was the first large-scale atomic weapons test in history. More than 1,900 miles away, at the...

source: Popular Mechanics

Data storage density has doubled every three years since magnetic storage was first developed in the mid-1950s. Key technological innovations along the way such as giant magneto resistance (GMR), perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR)...

source: IEEE Spectrum

In February, scientists announced a historic discovery: For the first time — after years of waiting — they'd successfully detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space-time produced by massive objects like...

source: The Washington Post

Incredible scientific discoveries happen all the time when researchers haven't been looking for them, and new nanorods that harvest water from the air are no exception. The unintentionally produced carbon-rich microscopic stalks absorb...

source: Science Alert

When it comes to cats and physics, most people don't get much further than Erwin Schrödinger and his gedankenexperiment involving a feline locked in a box. But research from Saho Takagi and her colleagues at Kyoto University in Japan suggests that cats don't just star...

source: Ars Technica

After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism. And with the Islamic State's prolific use of social media, terrorism experts and government agencies continually...

source: The New York Times


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