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WRITER FUEL: Is Earth Trapped in a Giant Magnetic Tunnel?

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Our planet, along with the rest of the solar system and some nearby stars, may be trapped inside a giant magnetic tunnel … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Could Wormholes Really Work?

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:   Wormholes, or portals between black holes, may be stable after all, a wild new theory suggests. The findings contradict earlier predictions that … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Dark Matter “Clones”

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Astronomers have finally explained three perfectly identical galaxies in the deepest recesses of space — the cosmic triplets are actually just one … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Physicists Make “Electron Ice”

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:   Physicists have taken the first ever image of a Wigner crystal — a strange honeycomb-pattern material inside another material, made entirely out … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: What If There Was No Beginning?

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In the beginning, there was … well, maybe there was no beginning. Perhaps our universe has always existed — and a new theory of quantum gravity reveals how that could work. “Reality has so many things that most people would associate with sci-fi or even fantasy,” said Bruno Bento, a physicist who studies the nature … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Five Sci-Fi Concepts That Are Possible (in Theory)

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Science fiction novels and movies are packed with far-out ideas, most often as the springboard for an action-packed adventure rather than a serious attempt to predict future trends in science or technology. Some of the most common tropes, such as accelerating a spacecraft to fantastic speeds in a matter of seconds without crushing the occupants … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: What Google’s New “Time Crystal” Means for Computing

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:   Researchers working in partnership with Google may have just used the tech giant’s quantum computer to create a completely new phase of … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Fusion Experiment Yields Record Results

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We’re launching a brand new feature on Liminal Fiction – “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Today: Scientists used an unconventional method of creating nuclear fusion to yield a record-breaking burst of energy of more than 10 quadrillion watts, by firing intense beams of light from the world’s … Read more