Muon magnetism could hint at a breakdown of physics’ standard model

Muon magnetism could hint at a breakdown of physics’ standard model

Muon magnetism could hint at a breakdown of physics’ standard model A mysterious magnetic property of subatomic particles called muons hints that new fundamental particles may be lurking undiscovered. In a painstakingly precise experiment, muons’ gyrations within a magnetic field seem to defy predictions of …..

Atomic clocks take a step toward redefining the second

Atomic clocks take a step toward redefining the second

Atomic clocks take a step toward redefining the second A new measurement moves scientists closer to revamping how we keep time. After scientists redefined the unit of mass, the kilogram, in 2019, they set their sights on overhauling the fundamental unit of time, the second …..

Can room-temperature superconductors work without extreme pressure?

Can room-temperature superconductors work without extreme pressure?

Can room-temperature superconductors work without extreme pressure? For decades, scientists quested after a room-temperature superconductor. Now that they’ve finally found one, the hunt is on for an even better material. Until last year, all known superconductors — materials that conduct electricity without resistance — had …..