Fred Richardson

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Teleportation Is Real and Here's Why it Matters

The future has a way of becoming the past. Men on the moon? Check. Picture phones? Thank you, Skype. But teleportation? Not so much. The idea of …

Quantum Physics

Tricking The Uncertainty Principle - Going Beyond The Standard Quantum Limit

"Subatomic particles act in quantum ways—they have a wave-like nature—and so can atoms, and so can whole molecules since they're collections of …

Could we soon surf a QUANTUM web? Breakthrough tech using single atoms could create unimaginably secure Internet

Could we soon surf a QUANTUM web? Breakthrough tech using single atoms could create 100% secure internet<p><b>Researchers at Harvard University have made</b> …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

The Mystery of the Solar System's Weirdest Moon, Explained

The first and only space probe ever to visit the planet Uranus timed its encounter very badly from a public-relations perspective. Voyager 2 zipped …

Astronomy

Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

We're one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in "Ender's Game," the warp drive envisioned by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre and a "Star Trek"-style Transporter.<p>Or we can at least keep thinking that while scientists do the hard, incremental physics required to keep us dreaming of …

Quantum Physics

The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe

In the order in which science first became aware of them.<p>Some numbers, such as your phone number or your Social Security number, are decidedly more important than others. But the numbers on this list are of cosmic importance—they are the fundamental concepts that define our universe, that make the …

Northern lights as seen from International Space Station - timelapse video

Timelapse video filmed by an astronaut shows the view from the International Space Station as it circles the Earth completely over 90 minutes. Each orbit the station moves around 1,367 miles to the west in relation to 90 minutes before. During this period, astronaut Alexander Gerst passes from …

Artificial Atoms Talk ... and Scientists Listen

For the first time, physicists have figured out how to communicate with an artificial atom using sound instead of light.<p>Scientists already know a lot …

Quantum Physics

Why weird things happen

A mathematician explains why you shouldn’t believe in psychics or ESP and other paradoxes of probability<p>Let's say you decide to toss a coin 10 times. The coin is evenly balanced, and for the first five flips you happen to get heads. So what's the likelihood that the next toss will come up tails …