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Neutrons reveal 'quantum tunnelling' on graphene enables the birth of stars

Graphene is known as the world's thinnest material due to its 2-D structure, in which each sheet is only one carbon atom thick, allowing each atom to …

Chemistry

This quantum computer blueprint could change life as we know it

In an unprecedented move, scientists have released the blueprint for a gargantuan quantum computer the size of a football pitch.<p>Dubbed “the Holy …

A Quantum Phase Transition Has Been Observed For The First Time

The microscopic flip from opaque to transparent.<p>For the first time, physicists have experimentally observed a first-order phase transition occur in a …

This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. …

'Star in a Jar' Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion …

Physics

These GIFs Show America’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Explosion

Even the Trump administration’s fossil-fuel-powered cabinet appointees may have trouble stopping this momentum.<p>Over the last five years, solar generation in Nevada has increased seven-fold. Iowa and Texas have doubled their wind power production. And, across the U.S., renewable energy has been …

Renewable Energy

Farms that can harness energy will reap the rewards

Agriculture is one of the most innovative and energy-intensive industries around, find out how farmers are embracing new ideas to help slash costs, minimise risks, and even generate capital.<p>You might think that green fields and rustling hedgerows are a million miles from the energy appetite of …

Farming

The Massive Amount of CO2 Locked in Our Soil Appears to Be Leaking

Uh oh.<p>A key greenhouse gas responsible for warming the planet, carbon dioxide, isn't just hanging around in the air. It's also locked up deep under …

The new Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

SolarCity developed a microgrid with 1.4 megawatts of solar generation capacity — enough to power nearly 100% of the island, according to a SolarCity blog posted on Tuesday. The microgrid is enabled by 60 Tesla Powerpacks, the company's large commercial battery, which can store solar energy at …

Solar Power

New technique introducing foreign atoms in optical trapping allows greater manipulation of nanoparticles

Macquarie University researchers have demonstrated a new technique exploiting the presence of foreign atoms within a diamond crystal, using light to …

Nanotech

3tags.org

Go Deeper On Networking, Or Become More Well-Rounded?

Lewis tells us… He’s been in IT for 5 years, and a network engineer for half of that time. He’s a CCNP interested in SDN. He’s thinking about …

Red Hat

Quantum Physics & You

I am not a scientist, honest. I became aware of Quantum Physics (QP), or Quantum Mechanics as it is sometimes called, only peripherally, when some …

Quantum computing breakthrough by Tyndall researchers

The breakthrough by the team led by Dr Emanuele Pelucchi, head of epitaxy and physics of nanostructures and a member of the Science Foundation …

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing: Large Molecules Can Be Used To Create Stable Qubit Gates, Manchester University Researchers Say

A team of researchers from the University of Manchester announced Monday they had taken a significant step forward in the creation of viable quantum …

Strange Numbers Found in Particle Collisions

An unexpected connection has emerged between the results of physics experiments and an important, seemingly unrelated set of numbers in pure …

CIA Document Confirms Reality Of Superhuman Abilities

Whether it is the childhood stories, the youth fantasies or the folklores you have heard of by the years, there is always that mystical creature with …

Consciousness

Is The Department Of Energy’s Portrayal In 'Stranger Things' Accurate? We Investigated.

This summer, Netflix premiered yet another original series that quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Borrowing from several 1980s classics, …

Image: Commercially available atom interferometer

A commercially available 'atom interferometer' – exploiting clouds of ultra-cold atoms to make extremely precise measurements of variations in local …

European Space Agency

What It Means to Live in a Holographic Cosmos - Facts So Romantic

When you look in the mirror, the image you see looks a lot like you—not exactly the same, because when you raise your right hand, your mirror-self …

Physics

Data Scientists Need More Automation

Many data scientists aren't lazy enough.Whether we are managing production services or running computations on AWS machines, many data scientists are …

Finding Our Way in the Cosmos

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with physicist David Deutsch about the foundations of knowledge, the moral landscape, …

Physics

Physicists have built the world's fastest quantum simulator

Atomic level inquiryThe world’s fastest quantum simulator models an interaction between a many-body system of more than 40 atoms within one billionth …

Quantum Mechanics

Manipulating quantum order

Cool a material to sufficiently low temperatures and it will seek some form of collective order. Add quantum mechanics or confine the geometry and …

Particle Physics