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LIGO, False Memories, and Self-Driving Cars: NOVA Next Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature

Upgrades to the observatory sharpened its hearing, allowing scientists to detect the waves after just 16 days. NOVA Next contributor Kate Becker

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Tubes connect the LIGO optics so the laser beam can pass between them.

What We’re Reading

Did you miss "Memory Hackers" this week? Watch it streaming online.

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