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Deflategate: NFL consults with physicists

Technically Incorrect: It seems one can never know enough about how temperature affects the air pressure in a football. As part of its investigation, the NFL team reportedly is researching gas physics. Really.

By January 28, 2015

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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

By October 19, 2014

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Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A water-based tractor beam that could contain oil spills and manipulate floating objects cannot yet be explained by mathematical theory.

By August 10, 2014

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Physicist offers $30,000 to disprove climate change

A physics professor and climate change expert is offering $30,000 of his own money to anyone who can provide irrefutable proof that man-made climate change doesn't exist.

By June 30, 2014

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'Star Trek' style teleportation might be possible, says physicist

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for the first time with tiny bits of data. Will you be sent next?

By May 30, 2014

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Physicist Hawking calculates something serious: World Cup odds

Stephen Hawking gets together with betting chain Paddy Power to offer his brain power in predicting likely winners.

By May 28, 2014

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Elon Musk-backed group gives $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks

The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.

By July 1, 2015

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See physicist surprised by news his Big Bang theory was right

Stanford Professor Andrei Linde gets a little choked up when a colleague delivers the news that his theory of cosmic inflation has been verified by the observation of primordial gravitational waves.

By March 18, 2014

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'Bent light' offers glimpse of huge galaxy 11.7 billion light years away

Astronomers have used a trick of general relativity to look around a corner, of sorts, and view a massive, distant galaxy with remarkable clarity.

By June 9, 2015

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Hawking: Computers will overtake humans within 100 years

Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist warns that we need to make sure computers have goals that coincide with ours.

By May 13, 2015