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Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Has LIGO Already Discovered Evidence For Quantum Gravity?

When Einstein first wrote down the general theory of relativity in 1915, this brand new theory of gravity not only explained phenomena that Newton’s old one couldn’t, it predicted a whole host of new ones. In strong gravitational fields, clocks would run slower, light would shift its frequency, …

The Controversial Device That Might Make You Feel the Presence of a Higher Power

In the middle to late 1990s, the frenzy for neuroscientific explanations for everything from why we laugh to how we fall in love was only just gaining a toehold in the popular science. And word was there was some interesting data coming out of a small lab in a Canadian hinterland. Really …

Consciousness

Robots Can Now Learn Just By Observing, Without Being Told What To Look For

For a computer to learn, usually it has to be told what to look for. For instance, if you wanted to teach a robot to paint like Picasso, you’d train …

Dark Matter, Dark Photons And The Fifth Force

The Universe is driven by four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces. The behavior of matter within the Universes governed by their interactions via these forces. If these four forces are truly the only forces there are, then by understanding these …

Scientists install 'memories' in DNA of human cells

Scientists have managed to record histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to recall past “memories.” The advancement could prove vital for …

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center have developed a method which is going to make it easier to create a universal quantum computer — …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Does Some Deeper Level of Physics Underlie Quantum Mechanics? An Interview with Nobelist Gerard ’t Hooft

VIENNA–Over the past several days, I attended a fascinating conference that explored an old idea of Einstein’s, one that was largely dismissed for …

50 Smartest Companies 2016

Each year we identify 50 companies that are “smart” in the way they create new opportunities. Some of this year’s stars are large companies, like …

Quantum weirdness survives space travel

In a feat that demonstrates the feasibility of using satellites to transmit uncrackable quantum messages, scientists have measured the quantum …

American Scientists Want to Manufacture Synthetic Human Genomes

The ‘Human Genome Project—Write’ has drawn criticism because it could one day lead to children without biological parents.<p>It's only been 13 years since scientists at National Human Genome Research Institute finished sequencing the human genome, but now another group of American scientists are …

The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

My colleague-in-blogging Ethan Siegel does a regular reader-request feature, and this week’s edition drifts into my territory, answering a question about using quantum entanglement for faster-than-light communication. As I jokingly said on Twitter, Ethan’s answer is pretty good for an astronomer, …

Quantum Physics

Mysterious 'four-dimensional' iron oxide explained

An international group of researchers including Russian scientists from the Moscow State University has been studying the behaviour of the …

Single molecule detected for use in quantum network

Leiden physicists have detected a single molecule called dibenzoterrylene in a new crystal and found that it is a candidate component for a quantum …

Researchers Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists have theorized for decades that an additional state of matter exists, but despite tantalizing hints to its presence, details about this …

Quantum Physics Has Just Been Found Hiding in One of The Most Important Mathematical Models of All Time

Mind = blown.<p>Game theory is a branch of mathematics that looks at how groups solve complex problems. The Schrödinger equation is the foundational …

Louis C.K. Sends Out Epic Email Annihilating Donald Trump's Candidacy

"Don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that," the comedian told his fans.<p>In a lengthy email he sent to fans on Saturday after a brief plug for his show "Horace and Pete," Louis C.K. took very precise aim at GOP front-runner Donald Trump, saying bluntly: "This guy is Hitler."<p>The …

Donald Trump