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Cosmic rays tune ATLAS for a particle symphony

At the ATLAS experiment at CERN, physicists and engineers are testing their subdetector systems – using particles from outer space.<p>During its last …

Now We Can See If That Cat Is Alive Or Dead: Peeking Inside Schrodinger's Box

Measuring a 27-dimensional quantum state is a time-consuming, multistage process using a technique called quantum tomography, which is similar to creating a 3D image from many 2D ones.<p>Researchers have instead been able to apply direct measurement to do this in a single experiment with no post-processing. In a new paper they demonstrate direct measurements of the quantum state associated with the orbital-angular momentum.<p>The direct measurement technique offers a way to directly determine the …

Einstein's 'Spooky Action at a Distance' Shown for First Time in Real-Time Imaging (w/video)

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Quantum Entanglement is one of the most counterintuitive features of quantum mechanics, in which the quantum states of two physically …

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

As a lover of science and of all things <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, imagine my delight at discovering <b>Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist <b>Robert Gilmore</b>, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and …

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Flaws of Gravity

Even the idlest stroll through Cambridge, England, calls to mind a pantheon of great scientific minds, but none is greater than Isaac Newton, who revolutionized the world of “natural philosophy” while the rest of England was paralyzed by the plague. Reading an enlightening new biography by Peter …

Cheaper Micro-sized Particle Accelerators Are Now Possible

Researchers ditch radio-frequency technology and use a different method to make tabletop accelerators feasible.<p>The Large Hadron Collider, the 17-mile ring that led to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, is a massive and impressive piece of technology. Yet the enormity and cost of these colliders …

Physics

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

You can’t get entangled without a wormhole

Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein …

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Quasars are one of the most luminous objects in the universe …

Quasars are one of the most luminous objects in the universe and are powered by a supermassive black hole. To put it more precisely a quasar is a very energetic active galactic nucleus. Astronomers have discovered more than 200,000 quasars and some are 10-10,000 times the Schwarzschild radius of a black hole. However, York University astronomers have discovered something quite peculiar, a new type of quasar!<p>Normally when observing a quasar the models predict that the quasars light and heat …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Air Pollution

Space Telescopes Look Back 13.2 Billion Years and See Surprisingly Luminous Galaxies

What was the Universe like more than 13 billion years ago, just 500 million years after the big bang? New data from the Hubble and Spitzer space …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Astronomy

This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon." See more images of "the hexagon" here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/jetc

Universe measured to 1% accuracy

<b>Astronomers have measured the distances between galaxies in the universe to an accuracy of just 1%.</b><p>This staggeringly precise survey - across six billion light-years - is key to mapping the cosmos and determining the nature of dark energy.<p>The new gold standard was set by BOSS (the Baryon Oscillation …

‘Spooky action’ builds a wormhole between ‘entangled’ particles

News and Information<p>Quantum entanglement, a perplexing phenomenon of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once referred to as “spooky action at a …

Physics

Milky Way’s Black Hole Is Shooting Particle Jets

A torrent of energetic particles appears to be spewing from the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, coming from the gigantic black hole that lies at its …

South Pole detector spots 28 out-of-this-world neutrinos | Ars Technica

Extremely high energy particles originated from outside the Solar System.<p>Earlier this year, scientists using a powerful detector at the South Pole …

Every Nerd Will Love This Errol Morris-Benoit Mandelbrot Interview

"A formula can be very simple and create a universe of bottomless complexity."<p>Perhaps it's because they create an infinity of interesting from simple equations.<p>Perhaps it's because they suggest that many seemingly chaotic phenomena have an underlying order.<p>Perhaps it's because they were great early …

Guts of Superfast Black Hole Jets Revealed

Astronomers have taken an unprecedented look at the superenergetic jets blasted out by black holes, and thus have answered a key question about the …

Telescopes

Delving Into The Mystery Of Black Hole Jets

The concept of a black hole jet isn’t a new one, but we still have a lot to learn about the mixture of particles found in the vicinity of them. …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Bose-Einstein Condensate Made at Room Temperature for First Time

The quantum mechanical phenomena, known as Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC), was first demonstrated in 1995 when experiments proved that the …

'Rainbow Gravity' Theory Says Our Universe Has No Beginning

What if the universe had no beginning, and time stretched back infinitely without a big bang to start things off? That's one possible consequence of an idea called "rainbow gravity," so-named because it posits that gravity's effects on spacetime are felt differently by different wavelengths of …