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Sarah Wells

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  • Inverse
  • Popular Mechanics

Past articles by Sarah:

New picture answers many questions about our galaxy's black hole — and reveals some mysteries

The recently-released image shows how Sagittarius A* is both mundane and very strange, all at once. → Read More

How the new Large Hadron Collider experiments could change physics forever

After a three-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider is coming back online for new science. This includes the hunt for a fifth fundamental force. → Read More

What is gravitational lensing? 107 years later, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein is still bearing fruit

A massive object can act like a massive magnifying glass under the right conditions. → Read More

"Quantum spin liquid": Scientists squeeze water into a new form of matter

This isn't the kind of ice you'll find in your freezer. Scientists have discovered new, more exotic forms of matter through experimentation. → Read More

A private company just made a huge breakthrough in nuclear fusion

British company Tokamak Energy has announced that it has reached the 100 million Celsius threshold for commercially viable nuclear fusion energy. The feat marks a step toward a new source of clean energy. → Read More

What Einstein got wrong: Five ideas that missed the mark

For all his genius, he had his tendency to be stuck in his ways — whether black holes, quantum mechanics, or flip-flopping on gravitational waves. → Read More

Quantum gravity sensors could finally overcome a major issue raised by Einstein

Cartography could be changing forever as an advanced tool moves from the lab to the real world. A new quantum gravity sensor helps overcome an issue raised by Einstein. → Read More

Groundbreaking new measurements confirm one of Einstein's most mind-bending theories

The theory of general relativity can't be stopped. → Read More

New discovery puts nuclear physicists closer to creating sustained fusion

Livermore scientists prove burning plasma is possible — paving the way for robust "artificial stars" that could sustain nuclear fusion reactions → Read More

Google’s “Project Relate” wants to transform how computers understand you

Researchers at Google are designing a new speech recognition app to recognize atypical speech patterns. Will it work? → Read More

A frisbee-shaped robot could be the future of pollution detection

Scientists have designed a small, legless robot that can jump six times its own length and climb over obstacles. In the future, they may sniff out pollution. → Read More

The forgotten history of the blinking cursor

A blinking cursor follows us everywhere in the digital world, but who invented it and why? From block printing to the Apple II, this is the forgotten history of the blinking cursor → Read More

How white paint explains an entire era in the Netherlands

Scientists have completed a chemical analysis of 77 different Flemish paintings and uncovered new information about how lead trading can impact art. → Read More

CERN collider detects neutrino for the first time

CERN physicists captured a tau neutrino in a method like photography. The powerful laser experiment FASER will be upgraded next year to capture more. → Read More

A radical new camouflage tech borrows its inspiration from squid relatives

Researchers have designed a low-cost camouflage technology that can disguise its user with the power of sunlight, with potential military application. → Read More

Science debunks a disturbing, pervasive myth about sugar

What does it mean to get a sugar high? A nutrition scientist explains the myths behind sugar, including whether it can make you "high" or addicted. → Read More

A famous Tudor-era ship is being eaten alive — but scientists have a solution

After years lost at sea, scientists are finally learning what's been eating away at Henry VIII favorite ship — the Mary Rose — using new technology. → Read More

Is raw cookie dough safe? A food scientist reveals the best way to eat it

Raw cookie dough is a delicious reward for home bakers everywhere, but how dangerous is it to eat? A food safety scientist explains the risk and safe options. → Read More

What is the Nuclear EMC effect? Scientists shed light on a physics-defying mystery

Nuclear physicists have observed something strange in the heart of an atom that defies existing science. They're on a mission to figure out why. → Read More

Look: Lasers help scientists finally solve Jurassic flight mystery

In a new study, researchers have used laser beams to help them better understand the anatomy of an ancient Jurassic reptile. → Read More