Matthew Dea

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‘Magic’ Angle Graphene Is BACK…with an Even Bigger Twist

‘Magic’ Angle Graphene Is BACK…with an Even Bigger Twist

I have got some mega news for you, my friends, and it involves two of our favorite words: graphene and superconductors. Let’s just dive right in, shall we? To understand this latest news, we have to go back to last year. The physics world was sent into a tizzy by the discovery of a ‘magic […]

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Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

This is the universe in a box. Dark matter, supermassive black holes, galaxies, stars, magnetic fields—our universe, trapped in a cube. Well some of it, anyway. What this really is is our most advanced simulation of the universe and its evolution ever. This very impressive feat is the result of a project called Illustris—The Next […]

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New Subatomic Particles Are Shifting the Standard Model of Physics

The Large Hadron Collider is just as exciting as it sounds—it’s the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It helps us discover brand new subatomic particles! One of the most recent newbies is called uhhhhhh…this. And it’s a…pentaquark, which is a kind of exotic hadron…which means what, exactly? And how does it fit into—or […]

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Scientists Just Witnessed the Birth of Two Stars in Stunning Detail

Scientists Just Witnessed the Birth of Two Stars in Stunning Detail

Ladies and gentleman, a star is born! Or rather, two stars. This transfixing image features two circumstellar disks in which baby stars are growing, taking in material from their surrounding disk. This is the first time ever that we’ve witnessed the complex birth of binary stars in such vivid detail. Stars are one of the […]

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The Science Nobel Prizes Explained in 3 Minutes

The Nobel Prize committee gives awards to those who provide – “the Greatest Benefit to Mankind” and a handful of dedicated scientists make the cut every year. This year’s winners tinkered with evolution in the lab, developed therapeutics that fight cancer and created lasers so powerful that they can peek inside an atom. They’re investigating […]

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The Existence of White Holes May Settle One of Physics’ Biggest Debates

The Existence of White Holes May Settle One of Physics’ Biggest Debates

Longtime viewers of this channel know that we talk about black holes a lot. We just can’t seem to get enough of them. We give them so much attention but today we’re going to talk about their bizarro twins, white holes. Basically, a white hole is the hypothetical opposite of a black hole. Now I’d […]

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WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl)

WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl)

We all know, if Marty travels back into the past, and messes with it, he makes the Biff timeline. Casual. We all get it. Moral of the story: If you time travel and mess with anything in the past, you automatically mess with your future, but if Marty was a quantum particle? Maybe not so […]

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Weed Is Everywhere, So Why Is It Still a Medical Mystery?

Weed Is Everywhere, So Why Is It Still a Medical Mystery?

A couple hours outside London, thousands of cannabis plants are growing in this enormous glasshouse. Scientists here are testing different strains, processing raw plant matter, and converting it into potent medicinal extracts. But this isn’t your typical grow house, it’s a pharmaceutical research operation in the U.K. — which as it turns out, is the […]

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New Hair Loss Treatment Could Mean the End of Baldness

New Hair Loss Treatment Could Mean the End of Baldness

(Image source: Columbia University / Claire Higgins) BY STEVEN SPARKMAN Scientists might have just taken a big step toward curing baldness. A new technique has been used to grow completely new hair in human skin samples. The research focuses on a type of cell called dermal papilla cells, which have the ability to grow new […]

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The Real Science Hidden in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Real Science Hidden in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In Marvel’s Black Panther, the fictional metal vibranium is a wonder material of epic proportions. It stores and releases large amounts of kinetic energy, and cloaks the country from outsiders. While Vibranium doesn’t actually exist, the inspiration for its design came straight from real scientific labs that are exploring: acoustic levitation, ferrofluids, and cymatics. Behind […]

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