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Stephen Hawking's Strange Law of Entropy is Making Atoms on Earth Act Like Black Holes

Wired

A bizarre discovery by University of Vermont physicist Adrian Del Maestro has been attracting international attention from science reporters and magazines—including Wired, IFLScience!, Science News, Science Daily and others. Del Maestro and his colleagues revealed that cold helium atoms in lab conditions on Earth abide by the same "entanglement area law" that governs the behaviour of black holes."It points to a deeper understanding of reality," Del Maestro said in Wired.

The story also got picked-up by ABC Radio National, a news outlet of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The ABC's daily news program, RN Drive, covered the UVM research on their science spot, "Research Filter." Listen here (at 3:05 minutes).