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# Abstractions blog

## Latest Articles

### How the Physics of Resonance Shapes Reality

The same phenomenon by which an opera singer can shatter a wineglass also underlies the very existence of subatomic particles.

### Any Single Galaxy Reveals the Composition of an Entire Universe

In computer simulations of possible universes, researchers have discovered that a neural network can infer the amount of matter in a whole universe by studying just one of its galaxies.

### Computer Scientists Eliminate Pesky Quantum Computations

For years, intermediate measurements made it hard to quantify the complexity of quantum algorithms. New work establishes that those measurements aren’t necessary after all.

### Symmetries Reveal Clues About the Holographic Universe

Physicists have been busy exploring how our universe might emerge like a hologram out of a two-dimensional sheet. New clues have come from the symmetries found on an infinitely distant “celestial sphere.”

### Euler’s 243-Year-Old ‘Impossible’ Puzzle Gets a Quantum Solution

A surprising new solution to Leonhard Euler’s famous “36 officers puzzle” offers a novel way of encoding quantum information.

### Qubits Can Be as Safe as Bits, Researchers Show

A new result shows that quantum information can theoretically be protected from errors just as well as classical information can.

### An Injection of Chaos Solves Decades-Old Fluid Mystery

In the 1960s, drillers noticed that certain fluids would firm up if they flowed too fast. Researchers have finally explained why.

### Detailed Footage Finally Reveals What Triggers Lightning

Scientists have never been able to adequately explain where lightning comes from. Now the first detailed observations of its emergence inside a cloud have exposed how electric fields grow strong enough to let bolts fly.

### Gravitational Waves Should Permanently Distort Space-Time

The “gravitational memory effect” predicts that a passing gravitational wave should forever alter the structure of space-time. Physicists have linked the phenomenon to fundamental cosmic symmetries and a potential solution to the black hole information paradox.