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One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

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Peter Higgs, François Englert, and Their Boson Have the Nobel Prize for Physics

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, of Higgs boson …

9 Facts About Quantum Computing That Will Melt Your Mind

Instead, they rely on the underpinnings of quantum mechanics, a branch of physics that's defied conventional understanding for about 100 years, to manipulate individual particles and solve previously unsolvable problems.<p>If you wanted to say that a quantum computer runs on magic, you wouldn't be too …

Teenage physics genius has head start on changing the world

In his Arkansas drawl, the 19-year-old speaks of getting the "nuclear spark" at age 10. That was around the time he asked his parents for plutonium for Christmas. Later he pricked his relatives' fingers at Thanksgiving to "draw some blood" for genetic testing, mined for uranium in the desert, and …

European Journalists Blame "Anti-Gravity" Spot On Magic, Not Physics

Many Americans think of Europe as something of a magical realm. The food is tastier, the people are sexier, and some parts of Poland don’t experience gravity. Wait, what?<p><i>European Journal</i>, a fairly good television program produced by DW-TV, investigated what looks to be an “anti-gravity” spot in …

Electron appears spherical, squashing hopes for new physics theories

The most precise measurement yet of the electron’s shape casts doubt on ideas such as supersymmetry that predict a zoo of undetected particles in the …

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

Higgs Boson Gets Nobel Prize, But Physicists Still Don't Know What It Means

More than a year ago, scientists found the Higgs boson. This morning, two physicists who 50 years ago theorized the existence of this particle, which …

What is the Higgs boson? - video

Physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson that scientists believe they have found tells of vindication after 50 years<p>Published: 6 Jul 2012<p><b>Robin McKie:</b> It will take more than this major scientific breakthrough to secure the continued quest for the cosmos's secrets<p>Published: 7 Jul 2012<p>Published: …

The Higgs Field, explained — myscienceacademy.org

One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows …

Google, NASA explain quantum computing and making mincemeat of big data

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google has released a video in which its researchers, along with those from NASA and D-Wave, show off their new …

Quantum Computers Move Another Step Closer To Reality

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scientists find they can entangle mechanical vibrations in this same way, findings that could help enable quantum computers far more powerful than normal …

[1311.0062] Properties of rotating Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton black holes in odd dimensions

Abstract: We investigate rotating Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton (EMd) black holes in odd dimensions. Focusing on black holes with equal-magnitude angular …

Black holes and the fate of quantum information

I have written about the fate of classical information interacting with black holes fairly extensively on this blog (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). …

Why do we need dark matter?

The first thing that goes wrong whenever a new discovery is reported, an old one is invalidated, or some vaguely important scientific result is …

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[1311.1582] Quantum Key Distribution From A Random Seed

Quantum Physics<p>Title: Quantum Key Distribution From A Random Seed<p>Authors: Eduin H Serna (ADAPTUN)<p>Abstract: It is designed a new quantum cryptography …

It’s too soon to declare supersymmetry a tragedy | Not Even Wrong

• Give up on simplicity. Just announce that SUSY is fine and solves the naturalness problem, but we’re not seeing it because it’s not the MSSM (which …

Relativity revives quantum secrecy scheme

Quantum mechanics and special relativity have been used to implement a protocol that ensures that a “sealed envelope” is not opened ahead of time – …

Quantum computer passes speed test

The world’s only commercially-available quantum computer has faced much controversy about whether it is actually faster or better than a conventional …

The Story of Physics

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that a rubbish dump being created would, in the space of a century,...<p>Ernst …

Focus: Nobel Prize—Why Particles Have Mass

October 11, 2013• <i>Physics</i> 6, 111<p>The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to two of the theorists who formulated the Higgs mechanism, …

How to write a personal statement for physics

"Physics is a really cool subject because you can learn how to blow cars up." Not the most impressive opening to a personal statement Gary Barker of the University of Warwick has ever come across. More James May than Patrick Moore, he says wryly.<p>What would he prefer? "I would err on the side of …

Is Consciousness Related to Quantum Physics?

How does the human brain generate our subjective experiences? How does it manifest human consciousness? The general sense that "I" am a "me" that has …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers?

A little over a year ago, physicists put the finishing touches to the most successful scientific theory of all time: the Standard Model of particle physics. When the Higgs boson was found at the Large Hadron Collider in July 2012, it was the final piece in our picture of the universe at the …

Have you ever wondered why the speed gun shows a modest read for bowlers with a high-arm action, such as Glenn McGrath? Fouad Khan offers his insight as to why this is the case

I recently stumbled upon a forum where an Australian fan had asked rather wistfully if, in the beginning of Glenn McGrath's career, there was a time …

Hyperloop Physics Questions and Answers

<i>Editor's Note: The Hyperloop is a totally imaginary transportation device that has captivated entrepreneur Elon Musk, who keeps talking about it.</i> …

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …