Chris Lee, Ars Technica

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Recent articles by Chris:

Trampoline mirror may push laser pulse through fabric of the Universe

Simply changing a mirror may allow physicists to poke a hole in the universe. → Read More

Search for superconductive hydrides finds lukewarm possibility

Room temperature superconductive hydride predicted… at 250GPa. → Read More

Ceramics enter a new era with laser-welded joints

Right light pulse duration and joint orientation enable ceramics to be welded. → Read More

Sun’s solar wind recreated in lab with aid of Big Red Ball

Laboratory model of solar wind may improve space weather forecasts. → Read More

Identical photons generated 150 million kilometers apart

Sun is resource for quantum entanglement, may reveal internal solar processes. → Read More

Color-changing metal may provide early sign of illness

Light, metal, quantum mechanics combine for binary answer to disease, in theory. → Read More

Starving predators survive together, but maybe only in math-land

Predator populations survive because some of them starve. → Read More

Bouncing liquid surface can make bubbles do a stop-start dance

Bubbles driven around on liquid surface by sound waves. → Read More

A plague upon your land: Mouse damage visible from space

Drowning and eating the mice in some areas make for huge contrast. → Read More

Satellites play chase to measure gravity, achieve picometer accuracy

Satellites tracked to the picometer, test tech for gravitational wave detector. → Read More

Silicon LED created by buzzing surface with high-speed electrons

Free-flying electrons generate light in silicon, CMOS lasers long way off. → Read More

Painted-on salt provides glowing thermometer for tiny things

Fast and tiny temperature changes visible in the glow of a 2D salt. → Read More

Easy-to-make thermal chameleon fades into the background

New cloak not so much Harry Potter as emperor's new clothes. → Read More

Expanding and focusing beam of light makes parallel computer

Pixelate light, let it interfere, obtain solution—size limited by budget. → Read More

Following Schrödinger’s cat to its death and giving it a reprieve

Spotting a superposition state's formation predicts oncoming random event. → Read More

Wireless nanowire lasers absorb infrared, emit blue light

Light bends semiconductor, electrons go downhill to high energy, emit light. → Read More

Two white dwarfs collide, may end up as neutron star

Merger between two white dwarfs avoids exploding, quietly decays to neutron star. → Read More

Optical neural network at 50zJ per op? Nope, but its still a good idea

Optical neural network scales, saves energy—as long as it isn't all counted. → Read More

Single neutron star merger supplied half the Solar System’s plutonium

Half of naturally occurring plutonium on Earth from single neutron star merger. → Read More

Photons dance along a line of superconducting qubits

Qubit chain spreads out; a third quantum computing architecture is on the horizon. → Read More