Andy Karn

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Quantum Entanglement in Physics

Quantum entanglement is one of the central principles of quantum physics, though it is also highly misunderstood. In short, quantum entanglement …

Quantum Physics

Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement May Be Linked

This advance is so meta. Theoretical physicists have forged a connection between the concept of entanglement—itself a mysterious quantum mechanical …

Quantum black hole study opens bridge to another universe

Physicists have long thought that the singularities associated with gravity (like the inside of a black hole) should vanish in a quantum theory of …

Black Holes

'Spooky action' builds a wormhole between 'entangled' quantum particles

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Quantum entanglement, a perplexing phenomenon of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once referred to as "spooky …

The Quantum Zeno Effect actually does stop the world

Zeno of Elea was a Greek philosopher who suggested that if you could slice time into small enough increments, the world would freeze in place. It …

Quantum physics: The quantum atom

July 1913 saw Danish physicist Niels Bohr publish the first of three papers setting out a radical new view of the nuclear atom. His idea — a …

Quantum Physics

Physicists Create Quantum Link Between Photons That Don't Exist at the Same Time

Now they're just messing with us. Physicists have long known that quantum mechanics allows for a subtle connection between quantum particles called …

If You Want to Survive a Black Hole Encounter, Bring a Friend

We think every big galaxy has one at its heart, and the bruiser in the Milky Way’s dead center has a mass 4.3 <i>million</i> times that of the Sun. As you …

Yale physicists find a new form of quantum friction

Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

New particle in physics may be found this year

The Large Hadron Collider, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), has undergone major upgrades this year will begin its second, three-year run.<p>CERN says that after a two-year break for upgrades, the LHC will be twice as powerful this time.<p>The collider is already credited …

Physics

10 Mind-Boggling Oceans That Exist In Space

The Earth is a mysterious place with the greatest unknowns lying in the oceans, which cover two-thirds of our wonderful world. When you consider the …

Astronomy

Freewill at Edge with Quantum Theory

How would you feel if you woke up realising freewill was an illusion and you therefore had no control over your destiny? The central question of …

Quantum Mechanics

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Physics

Are Parallel Universes Real? Here Are Physicists' Leading Multiverse Theories

Right now there might be a whole other universe where instead of brown hair you have red hair, or a universe where you're a classical pianist, not an …

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The Ectomorph Workout Program: Building Muscle for the 'Skinny Guy'

When it's game time, are you usually the last one picked? Are you often referred to as the "skinny guy?" Can you eat massive amounts of food and …

Hubble Shatters The Cosmic Distance Record; Most Distant Galaxy 'A Shocker'

Thanks to an incredible combination of luck, technology and human ingenuity, the Hubble Space Telescope has identified, measured and confirmed a galaxy farther away in space — and closer to the Big Bang — than ever before. Because the Universe is expanding, and the fabric of space in between …

Universe

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Visionaries: MIT's Alan Guth Made A 'Spectacular Realization' About The Universe

Support the news<p><i>One night 35 years ago, MIT physicist Alan Guth had an epiphany — not the kind that you and I may have about our daily lives — but a</i> …

Barak Shoshany's answer to Does the Universe have a center?

<b>Case 1: The Observable Universe</b><p>We are, <b>by definition</b>, at the <b>very center</b> of our <b>observable universe</b>. However, an alien species on a planet one billion …

The universe is going to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’

The universe is about to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’ scientists warn – and the signs of ‘impending doom’ are already here.<p>We should point out …

How The Nature of Information Could Resolve One of The Great Paradoxes Of Cosmology

Stephen Hawking described it as the most spectacular failure of any physical theory in history. Can a new theory of information rescue …

When Light Just Isn't Fast Enough

<i>Take a speed of light trip across the solar system starting at the Sun</i><p>We’ve heard it over and over. There’s nothing faster than the speed of light. …

Universe Could be 250 Times Bigger Than What is Observable

[/caption]<p>Our Universe is an enormous place; that’s no secret. What is up for discussion, however, is just <i>how</i> enormous it is. And new research …

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit… but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a …

Universe

CERN To Attempt ‘Big Bang’ In March, Stephen Hawking Issues Warning

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

<b>"An artist's impression of a quasar with a supermassive black hole in the distant universe," from the University of Arizona (Zhaoyu Li/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Misti Mountain Observatory)</b><p>“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Sarah …

"Dark Energy May Be Slowing the Growth of the Cosmos" (Today's Most Popular)

This past December, researchers at the University of Portsmouth and Rome reported that they have found a better description, including energy …