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Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.

In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

Quantum Mechanics

Water, Water Not Everywhere: Why Puddles Stop Spreading

Puddles make water easier to spot and wipe up, but the traditional laws of physics say water should spread indefinitely. So why doesn't it?


Scientists Make A Big Step Towards Creating The “Perfect Lens” With Metamaterials

Scientists have long been trying to make a lens that will give people the ability to see microorganisms and nano-sized viruses with the naked eye. …


Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

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Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed …


Doctors graft hand to man’s leg for a month to keep it alive

Groundbreaking surgery in China sees factory worker’s hand then successfully re-attached to his wrist

Surgeons in China have restored the use of a hand severed in an industrial accident by grafting it onto a man’s ankle for a month before re-attaching it to his arm.

The groundbreaking surgery was …


Meet the particle that could be crucial to future technology

Physicists from around the world are celebrating the discovery of a particle with no mass that could allow us to create faster, more efficient …


Physicist who brought symmetry breaking to particle physics dies at 94

The Japanese–American particle physicist Yoichiro Nambu died on 5 July at the age of 94. Nambu shared one half of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physics, …


Travel back in time to snowball Earth

700 million years ago, the earth was encased in a sheet of ice up to 3 kilometres thick. Good job there was only plankton around to endure it

The origin of biological clocks

The Earth has rhythm. Every 24 hours, the planet pirouettes on its axis, bathing its surface alternately in sunlight and darkness.Organisms from …

Life Sciences

Scientists have discovered that people age at different rates

People age at different rates, and now, a new study finds that people's tendency to age more slowly or quickly than their contemporaries is evident in healthy people as young as their 30s.

In the study, researchers looked at a group of people, all of whom were 38 years old. The researchers …

Scientific Research

The power of five

THERE is something the matter with matter. Around the world, several research groups have reported seeing a particle that does not fit comfortably …


World first: Significant development in the understanding of macroscopic quantum behavior

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For the first time, the wavelike behaviour of a room-temperature polariton condensate has been demonstrated …

Quantum Mechanics

Researchers Build a Transistor from a Molecule and a Few Atoms - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

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An international team of physicists has used a scanning tunneling microscope to …

Scientific Research

Large Hadron Collider discovers new pentaquark particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark.

It was first predicted to exist in the 1960s but, much like the Higgs boson particle before it, the pentaquark eluded science for decades until its detection at the LHC.

The discovery, which …

Large Hadron Collider

Why Do Solids Have Energy Bands?

One of the most obviously quantum features of our universe is the discrete emission spectra we see from atoms. Every element in the periodic table absorbs and emits light of very particular frequencies, and these unique spectral lines are regularly used to identify the composition of various …

Quantum Mechanics

Marriage of titanium and gold makes a rare magnet

Titanium and gold aren’t magnetic—unless you combine them just so.Scientists at Rice University did so and discovered what is a first of its kind: an …


Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

At super-low temperatures, a crystal called samarium hexaboride behaves in an unexplained way.The post Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists …


Quantum Physics Explains Coincidences?

When surprising coincidences occur, it seems we are connected to the world around us in a mysterious way. For example, you are thinking about a song …


Quantum Camera Sheds Light on 'Spooky' Physics

In late August, scientists at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, used a device called a “Quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Moore’s law wins: new chips have circuits 10,000 times thinner than hairs

Fears that Moore’s law – which dictates the exponential growth of processing power – would falter this year have been allayed after IBM revealed processors with circuits just 7nm wide.

Moore’s law states that every 18 to 24 months processing power will double and it has been steadily observed to be …

Moore's Law

Dolphin Brain Scan Reveals Surprising Similarity to Bats

For the first time, scientists have mapped the entire sensory and motor systems of the dolphin brain.

Studying the brains of a deceased common dolphin and pantropical dolphin, researchers found at least two areas linked to hearing — unlike most mammals, which only have one. That makes dolphin brains …

Scientific Research

Laser Breathalyzer Can Sniff Out Disease

Just breathe and let the 'laserlyzer' do the rest

Dogs are pretty good at sniffing out cancer, but now researchers have developed an “optical dog’s nose” that uses lasers to detect a range of diseases by analyzing the molecules in ones breath.

When someone gets cancer or an infection, metabolic …


Sequencing the RNA of sperm may better diagnose a man's infertility

There’s a new, more reliable method for figuring out if a man’s infertile. The discovery could help couples struggling to conceive to spend less time and money on fertility treatments that don’t work.

In a new study published today in Science Translational Medicine, researchers detail how sequencing …


How do you produce a single photon?

Single photons are very useful for physicists. When generated in a controlled fashion, they can be used for studying quantum physics and for …


Team uses quantum mechanics to make soundproofing

New research suggests the road from abstract theory to practical applications doesn’t need to be very long. A mechanical use of a quantum mechanical …

Quantum Mechanics

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

What do Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor Patrick Swayze, cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, business executive Steve Jobs, astronaut Sally Ride, and CBS producer Don Hewitt have in common? All were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but the only …


With Tiny Smartphone Spectrometers, Everybody Can Be A Chemist

Find out what’s inside the stuff around you

Spectrometers are one of the most important tools in science. By measuring the various properties of light coming from or bouncing off an object, the device can help scientists figure out what paint is made of, or detect the composition of faraway stars. …


Memory loss in old age breakthrough offers dementia hope, say researchers

Researchers may have found a way to slow down or prevent memory problems that arise in old age and which can become devastating in patients with dementia.

The fresh hope comes from a series of studies in humans and mice that identified a protein which causes memory impairment when it builds up in …

The Brain

New antibody adds to arsenal against Dengue

Scientists have found a key piece of the puzzle needed to potentially cure or treat dengue. The virus infects about 400 million people worldwide …

Dengue Fever