• Posts Tagged ‘Cosmology’

    Strange Science: Super-Chilled Helium and Universe Formation

    by  • May 17, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Tube containing ultrapure helium, which glows a purple-pink color

    Researchers at Aalto University’s Low Temperature Laboratory have documented “walls bound by strings” in superfluid helium-3. Because helium remains a liquid even at absolute zero, and because it becomes a superfluid at other low temperatures, it has the potential to flow forever with zero viscosity. This allows the researchers to form “half-quantum vortices—whirlpools in...

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    The Fine Point

    by  • November 12, 2012 • Fiction

    A secret memoir of Dr. Henry Tuttle, discovered by his nephew and executor, Gary Cuba. An audio version of this story is available on Drabblecast. “Once you start to see them, they seem to be everywhere.” After rendering this enigmatic statement, my friend Rolfson brought his snifter of brandy close to his lips, swirled...

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