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Understanding Buoyancy: The Limits of Archimedes

It’s a principle as old as science itself, and remarkably, remains essentially unchanged in the light of revolution after revolution in our understanding of physics. Many of us see it in our first year of physics and never again, as calculus-based treatments of fluid dynamics are usually left for those seeking to specialize in a…

Measuring Quantum Entanglement?

Though any pair of particles, given their history, might happen to be entangled, some pairs are more entangled than others. Since at least the 1990s, physicists have been honing their understanding and treatment of quantum entanglement. In the past few decades, entanglement has been used as a resource in groundbreaking new techniques giving rise to…