Mohammad Alrubaie

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The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited

A recent proposed microbe experiment based on Schrödinger’s counter-intuitive theory would have a scale so small as to be almost meaningless, and other challenges such as consciousness also come into play<p>I had to travel to a conference on quantum physics yesterday. After arriving at the airport I …

Quantum Physics

Physicists Discovered New State of Matter

Excitons are made when a photon strikes a material, mostly a semiconductor. If an electron is knocked loose, or excited, it leaves what is labelled …

Physicists Set a New Fiber-Optic Quantum Teleportation Record

100 kilometers.<p>Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have bested the previous quantum teleportation fiber-optic distance record four times over, achieving a span of 100 kilometers. While physicists have teleported over farther distances in free space—via open-air …

How 'Quantum Cognition' Can Explain Humans' Irrational Behaviors

An emerging theory takes principles from quantum physics and applies them to psychology.<p>The theory of quantum mechanics earned its stripes by making accurate predictions concerning the behavior of atoms and the tiny particles that make them up. No one quite understands what quantum mechanics <i>means</i>, …

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