Some physics on the edge

21 Mar 2012

At ... University of Chicago physicists have experimentally demonstrated that atoms chilled to temperatures near absolute zero may behave like seemingly unrelated natural systems of vastly different scale offering potential insights into links between the atomic realm and deep questions of cosmology - such as the gravitational dynamics of black holes (you have been warned). Article in Science, March 2nd.

At ... the subject is the origin of craters on the Moon.

At ... the subject is nuclear fusion and there is an image of an aluminium z-pinch target tube installed in the Z machines at a research facility - but see latest update at