Micheal Bergmann

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Love, quantum physics and 'entanglement'

Love. Quantum physics. Completely unrelated, and yet strangely parallel.<p>For one thing, they're both mysterious — we don’t really understand how either one of them works. But they share something else — what scientists call "entanglement."<p>People get entangled with each other when they fall in love, …

Oil rebounds, as OPEC talks up cutting supply into 2018 | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday in volatile trading, bolstered by statements from major oil-producing countries suggesting that OPEC and non-OPEC supply cuts could be extended into 2018.<p>A worker looks on at the Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim oil refinery outside Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia …

Oil

Bacteria Use Electricity To Communicate With Other Species

New research in the field of microorganisms has revealed that bacteria are much more advanced organisms than we thought before. Up to now, research …

Microbiology

'Unexpected' LHC discovery could rewrite our understanding of particle physics

Our set of rules describing particle physics may be under threat, according to results published by CERN.<p>Large Hadron Collider discovers five hidden …

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Large Hadron Collider discovers five hidden subatomic particles

Five new particles have been discovered 'hiding in plain sight' at the Large Hadron Collider.<p>How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other …

12 things that can make you less attractive, according to science

There are, unfortunately, at least as many easy ways to sabotage your sex appeal, like slouching or crossing your arms in your online-dating photo. Swipe left!<p>Below, we've rounded up some all-too-common traits and behaviors that can make it harder to score a date — only some of which have to do …

Minding matter

The closer you look, the more the materialist position in physics appears to rest on shaky metaphysical ground<i>By Adam Frank</i>Read at Aeon

Quantum Mechanics

Quartz Could Be The Solution to Why Our Magnetic Field Is So Old

Solving the magnetic field paradox.<p>A mystery concerning the age of our planet's magnetic field could now be solved, thanks to evidence that Earth's …

Time crystals: how scientists created a new state of matter

Some of the most profound predictions in theoretical physics, such as Einstein’s gravitational waves or Higgs’ boson, have taken decades to prove …

Why That Maui Wowie Doesn’t Hit You The Same Way Every Time

Humans and chimpanzees are often described as cousins, but that analogy doesn’t quite capture the true distance in the relationship. Cousins, after …

Quantized Inertia, Dark Matter, The EMDrive And How To Do Science Wrong

Science isn’t easy. It isn’t supposed to be. The process of open publication, peer review and clear data are a part of science because they help us understand how the Universe works. It can be inconvenient and contentious, but it works. Through this process, new ideas are faced with an uphill …

Physics

Surprise! LIGO Can Also Make Gravitational Waves

We can produce gravitational waves now.<p>It's been almost a year now since the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the …

Physicists Calculate Long-Lost Signals Emitted Fractions of a Second After The Big Bang

The hunt for 'oscillons' begins.<p>For the first time, theoretical physicists have calculated the precise frequency of specific gravitational wave …

Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The latest news is the discovery of a rare …

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Blueprint for a microwave trapped ion quantum computer

Abstract<p>The availability of a universal quantum computer may have a fundamental impact on a vast number of research fields and on society as a whole. …

New Results From CERN Could Fill One of The Biggest Gaps in The Standard Model of Physics

How our Universe broke the rules of symmetry.<p>Of the many unanswered questions that stand in the way of the Standard Model of physics being able to …

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

These Artificial Cells Are Not Alive - But They Just Passed The Turing Test

They're communicating with bacteria.<p>Scientists have built artificial cells that are so life-like, they've tricked natural cells into thinking they're …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Spirit Says: Healing Foods

We’ve been wanting more—much more—from Medical Medium Anthony William ever since our trusted health expert, Dr. Alejandro Junger, introduced us to …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Space Travel