Wired.com describes the theoretical underpinning on a new concept call time crystals. The experiment to prove the theory correct is also described in very clear detail. This is how you do science – you have a very clear theory and a very clear experimental technique for proving the theory correct. There is no ambiguity here; everything is known and planned in advance (except the outcome of the experiment). In particular, the conditions for success and failure are known.

-JD Cross