Gabriel Popkin

All Stories by Gabriel Popkin

  1. Materials Science

    Looking unbelievably cool

    Everything above absolute zero gives off some heat. Usually objects radiate more heat — or energy — as their temperature climbs. But engineers now have created a material that sometimes appears to cool even as it is warming.

  2. Physics

    Higgs brings physicists a Nobel

    Anticipating the so-called “god particle” — and its critical role in explaining mass — captured the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics.