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Two quarks for Muster Higgs

Every atom has a nucleus at its centre, and the smallest constituents of that nucleus are quarks. Named by Murray Gell-Mann after James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, nothing is smaller than a quark. In fact as far as we know, quarks are <i>infinitely</i> small.<p>The idea of an infinitely small particle is …

Physics

The Big Bell Test : participatory science puts quantum physics to the test - CNRS Web site - CNRS

In physics, the principle of local realism states that two distant objects can only have limited correlations: events that one of the two object …

Physicists control transitions between different states of matter

An international group of physicists managed for the first time to experimentally observe the transition between two states of matter, propagating …

Viewpoint: A Magnetic-Field-Free Exciton Condensate

Author(s): Timo HyartExperiments suggest that a stable condensate of electron-hole pairs can be obtained without applying a large magnetic field, …

Holographic Sub-Quantum Mind

Overview<p>Holographic Sub-Quantum Mind by Louis Malklaka<p>The mind is holographic in nature, and exists outside of the body, distributed across the …

Quantum Physics

Viewpoint: Single Microwave Photons Spotted on the Rebound

Author(s): Kater W. MurchA cavity-confined qubit can register the reflection of a single microwave photon without destroying it.<br>[Physics 11, 38] …

Quantum Physics

Quantum Blockchains Could Act Like Time Machines

Quantum blockchain systems could resist hacks by quantum computers Image: iStockphotoA newly proposed "quantum blockchain" could lead to blockchain …

Quantum Computing

Tips on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

Each of the National Park Service’s 417 locations, from national parks and monuments, has unique sights and activities — that can be best appreciated …

National Parks

This New Experiment Could Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics

It's time we solved this.<p>An idea for an experiment that could unite the stubborn fields of quantum mechanics and general relativity has been given …

Quantum Mechanics

6 of the most remarkable space moments of 2017

From the astonishing solar eclipse that captivated millions across America to the end of the 20-year long Cassini spacecraft mission, 2017 was an astounding year for space discoveries.<p>Below are six of the most remarkable moments in space that have occurred in the last 12 months.<p><b>The Great American</b> …

Astronomy

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

7 of The Most Epic Space Events You Should Get Ready For in 2018

Mark all of these in your calendar!<p>Life down here on Earth goes along like it always does, with all its messy, petty, awful squabbles, with rent and …

20 Gorgeous Hubble Photos That Showcase The Universe's Beauty

When it comes to the Universe itself, perhaps no better views have come, ever, than those from the Hubble Space Telescope. Across a myriad of objects, Hubble’s eyes have shown us the Universe as we’ve never seen it before.<p>Here are 20 of its finest moments.<p><b>Galaxy clusters:</b> The most massive bound …

Cosmology

World's Largest Solar-Wind-Storage Plant Planned for India

A wind, solar and battery storage plant is being planned for the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which has faced power woes in recent …

Doing without dark energy: Mathematicians propose alternative explanation for cosmic acceleration

Three mathematicians have a different explanation for the accelerating expansion of the universe that does without theories of "dark energy." …

Physicists Test a Strange Nuclear Sphere That Could Revolutionise Fusion Energy

Like nothing we've seen.<p>It's well established that nuclear fusion - the reaction that powers our Sun - could be the key to unlocking clean, limitless …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back stunning new photos of the gas giant

Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 mph, NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24.<p>But the sun slipped between the giant planet and Earth for more than a week, blocking the spacecraft from beaming home its precious bounty of data. Now that the …

NASA has found another 20 promising planets for humans to colonize

An international team of scientists has found 20 more exoplanets that might sustain human life. If confirmed, this would increase the number of known extrasolar planets thought to be capable of sustaining life, bringing the total number of known, habitable near-Earth-sized exoplanets to around …

Universe

Is anybody out there? What Darwin can teach us about how aliens might look | Samuel Levin

Natural selection can help us to understand life on other planets – and how much we have in common with alien species<p>Aliens could be everywhere. There are at least 100bn planets in our galaxy alone, and at least 20% of them could be habitable. Even if a tiny fraction of those planets – less than 1% …

CERN Scientists Conclude that the Universe Should Not Exist

No, they're not just feeling a bit sad today.<p>Scientists at CERN are bemused as to why the universe exists, according to a new study.<p>As Cosmos …

Physics

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

It opens a new book, which is where computers teach humans how to play Go better than they used to Tom Mitchell, computer scientist, Carnegie Mellon University<p>It can only work on problems that can be simulated in a computer, making tasks such as driving out of the question<p>Google’s artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Lockheed Martin's incredible plan to send humans to Mars within 10 years

Lockheed Martin stole Elon Musk’s thunder at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide today, revealing plans to launch a mission to send …

Lockheed Martin

New Space Telescope, 40 Times The Power Of Hubble, To Unlock Astronomy's Future

Since humanity first turned our gaze skyward, we’ve realized that the cosmic story of our existence — our origins, all that exists today, and what our ultimate fate is — is literally written across the Universe. Our understanding of what our Universe truly is, what it’s made up of, and how it came …

Universe

NASA's Mission To Saturn Is Over -- But These Facts Will Leave You Breathless For a Lifetime

The NASA Cassini Mission to Saturn lasted only 13 years but yielded generations of memories.<p>I have a sincere answer to the question, "What did you want to be when you were a kid?"<p>I wanted to be an astronaut.<p>In fact, I still do, and now that SpaceX has worked out most of its kinks, I'd be the first …

Astronomy

Why The Sky Is Blue, According To Science

One of the first questions a curious child often asks about the natural world is “why is the sky blue?” Yet despite how widespread this question is, there are many misconceptions and incorrect answers bandied about — because it reflects the ocean; because oxygen is a blue-colored gas; because …

Massive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why

<b>This article was originally published on The Conversation as "Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth."​</b> <b>Read</b> …

We Now Have an Equation That Explains How The Hell Quantum Chaos Behaves

Even chaos can be predicted.<p>While physicists have managed to wrap their minds around chaos theory in the macroscopic world, chaos also has its way at …

Quantum Physics

As Earth's Climate Changes, Is It Time to Redefine the Four Seasons?

If you live in Earth's middle latitudes, you're accustomed to experiencing four traditional seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn, also known as …

Elon Musk calls for ban on use of killer robots

Elon Musk is joining a group of prominent robotics and artificial intelligence researchers in calling on the UN to prohibit the development and use of robotic weapons.<p>The CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX joined 116 specialists from 26 countries warning in a letter that the use of autonomous weapons …