Noise

We are about to hear the background noise of the universe.  This is why we listen

We are about to hear the background noise of the universe. This is why we listen

The Universe should be buzzing. Every supernova, every merger between neutron stars or black holes, even rapidly spinning lone neutron stars, could or should be a source of gravitational waves. The rapid inflation of space after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago should have produced its own cascade of gravitational waves. Like a stone …

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White Noise, Netflix's Black Phone and all the other new movies you can watch at home this weekend

White Noise, Netflix’s Black Phone and all the other new movies you can watch at home this weekend

Happy New Year, Polygon readers! After the flurry of new movies coming home for the Christmas season, we’re in for a slightly slower season of new home movie releases. That’s not to say there aren’t some to watch, though! Noah Baumbach (Marriage story) is releasing a new film — his adaptation of Don DeLillo White …

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In White Noise, Noah Baumbach takes the Netflix money and runs

In White Noise, Noah Baumbach takes the Netflix money and runs

When books are written about Netflix’s big investment in prestige cinema, Noah Baumbach White noise can go down as the movie that finally killed the goose that laid the golden budgets. That’s not to say the streaming service won’t ever fund a writer’s vanity project again — it still hasn’t landed that Best Picture Oscar, …

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New Technique Reveals Changing Patterns of Magnetic Noise in Space and Time

New Technique Reveals Changing Patterns of Magnetic Noise in Space and Time

Using specially designed diamonds with nitrogen vacancy centers, researchers at Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a technique to measure noise in a material by studying correlations, and they can use this information to learn spatial structure and variations over time. nature of the noise. In this image, a diamond with nitrogen …

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