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Spotlight: Time Travel

april 17, 2020 Sean
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‘We have artificially created a state that evolves in a direction opposite to that of the thermodynamic arrow of time,’ ...
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  • Science and technology 76.03%
  • Arts, culture, entertainment 15.09%
  • Environment and natural world 8.88%

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Gemini 4
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Jupiter
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Florida
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