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Ski jumpers do everything they can to counteract the effects of gravity and fly as far as they can down hills.
By Amy Pope, The Conversation
It may look like athletes in bobsled, luge and skeleton simply grab a sled and hang on until the bottom, but high-speed physics and tiny motions mean the difference between gold and a crash.
By John Eric Goff, The Conversation
Manabe and Hasselmann “laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it." Parisi “built a deep physical and mathematical model” that made it possible to understand complex systems in fields as different as mathematics,…
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By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
By Dr. Howard Markel
One hundred and ten years ago, Marie Sklodowska Curie was formally rejected for membership by the French Academy of Sciences.
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By Rachel Lerman, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years.
By Vicky Stein
It turns out our Milky Way galaxy isn't the flat spiral disk we thought it was before -- dark matter or collisions with other galaxies could have twisted it out of shape.
By Berly McCoy
Chemists have adapted emerging technology -- called nanocoils -- to dissolve microplastics and turn the pollution into food for algae.
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