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If We Live in a Sea of Dark Matter, This Tiny Mirror Might Be Able to Detect It

If We Live in a Sea of Dark Matter, This Tiny Mirror Might Be Able to Detect It

A membrane mechanical resonator that acted as the test mass for a proposed dark photon accelerometer.Image: Aman Agrawal Despite the vast and expensive effort to figure out the identity of the invisible stuff that seems to make up much of the universe, no proposed dark matter candidate has been detected by any scientific experiment. Now, …

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Physicists Laser-Cool Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero

Physicists Laser-Cool Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero

Makoto Fujiwara with CERN’s ALPHA Experiment apparatus.Photo: Maximilien Brice For a little more than a week in July 2018, a team of physicists at CERN tried a new technique to slow down antimatter particles zipping around at breakneck speeds. Those 10 days of observation were the culmination of 10 years of development in an international …

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