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Infographic: RHIC Cooks Up a Quantum Tempest in a Teacup

What would happen if you poured RHIC's ultra-hot primordial plasma into a teacup—admittedly a tall order—and began to stir?  More...
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  1. Science Friday Explains "How to Make Quark Soup"

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    You don't need a time machine to marvel at the hot broth of quarks and gluons that made up all matter a microsecond after the Big Bang. You just need a ticket on the Long Island Railroad. Through massive feats of engineering, Brookhaven National Laboratory has devised a recipe for cooking up tiny ephemeral batches of this quark-gluon soup, a fluid which physicists Paul Sorensen say is the most "perfect" fluid ever discovered.

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