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2011-07-20 13:13:59

The electromagnetic force has gotten a little stronger, gravity a little weaker, and the size of the smallest "quantum" of energy is now known a little better.

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2008-04-03 13:45:00

Researchers at The University of Manchester have used graphene to measure an important and mysterious fundamental constant - and glimpse the foundations of the universe.

2007-04-02 15:35:21

Using relic radiation from the birth of the universe, astrophysicists at the University of Illinois have proposed a new way of measuring the fine-structure constant in the past, and comparing it with today.

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2005-04-11 09:00:00

Physical constants are one of the cornerstones of physics -- sacred numbers which we know to be fixed -- but what if some of these constants are changing? Scientists have discovered that one of the constants of the universe might not be constant.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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