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  • New Dark Matter Detector Records Rare, High-Frequency Events

    New Dark Matter Detector Records Rare, High-Frequency Events

    The disc-shaped resonator measures less than 2 centimeters across, yet the innocuous device is eavesdropping on spacetime. It’s a newly built acoustic wave resonator, and in its first 153 days of operation it detected a couple of events that researchers believe could be high-frequency gravitational waves, which have never been recorded before.


  • These Are The Machines Solving The Biggest Mysteries In Physics

    These Are The Machines Solving The Biggest Mysteries In Physics

    Despite the stereotype of a lone, wild-haired Einstein working tirelessly at a chalkboard, today’s biggest discoveries in physics come from huge collaborations of scientists working on enormous apparatuses that can cost billions of dollars, often located in the most extreme places on Earth. After all, it’s just the fabric universe they’re trying to understand.