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Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter | Quanta Magazine

A complete classification could lead to a wealth of new materials and technologies. But some exotic phases continue to resist understanding.

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How Bacteria Help Regulate Blood Pressure | Quanta Magazine

Kidneys sniff out signals from gut bacteria for cues to moderate blood pressure after meals. Our understanding of how symbiotic microbes affect health is

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Deathblow Dealt to Dark Matter Disks | Quanta Magazine

New data tracking the movements of millions of Milky Way stars have effectively ruled out the presence of a “dark disk” that could have offered important clues

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Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes | Quanta Magazine

Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.

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New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning | Quanta Magazine

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Russian, US Scientists Team Up to Create World’s Most Advanced Quantum Computer

A team of Russian and American scientists at Harvard University has created and tested the world’s first 51 qubit quantum computer. Mikhail Lukin, the co-founder of the Russian Quantum Center, says the new system’s capabilities make it easily the most complex computing machine of its kind.

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Russian, US Scientists Team Up to Create World's Most Advanced Quantum Computer

A team of Russian and American scientists at Harvard University has created and tested the world’s first 51 qubit quantum computer. Mikhail Lukin, the co-founder of the Russian Quantum Center, says the new system’s capabilities make it easily the most complex computing machine of its kind.