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    a crystal with an atomic structure that repeats not just in space but in time, causing it to keep oscillating in its ground state

    A time crystal is like constantly oscillating jelly in its natural, ground state, and that's what makes it a whole new phase of matter - non-equilibrium matter.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/01/2017
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