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Researchers devise a means to observe single quantum trajectory of superconducting quantum bit

(Phys.org) —A team of physicists at the University of California has devised a means for allowing the observation of the quantum trajectory of a …

The power of one: Single photons illuminate quantum technology

In 1982, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Richard Feynman proposed the idea of building a new type of computer based on the principles of …

Quantum particles find safety in numbers

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have uncovered a novel effect that, in principle, offers a means of stabilizing quantum systems …

New particle might make quantum condensation at room temperature possible

Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF, Philips Research, and the Autonomous University of Madrid have identified a new type of particle that might …

Professor's quantum teleportation theory to be tested on space station

(Phys.org) —A theory—SuperDense quantum teleportation—posed by Hampshire College physics professor Herbert Bernstein will be tested on the …

Is Consciousness Related to Quantum Physics?

How does the human brain generate our subjective experiences? How does it manifest human consciousness? The general sense that "I" am a "me" that has …

Art Plus Physics Equals Innovation at Glen Burnie High

A Glen Burnie High teacher combined physics and art to create a new lens to understand the concepts through, and received national recognition.<p>A Glen …

Physics

Women and science still don't mix, and this former physics student wants to know why

It's been more than 30 years since Eileen Pollack earned an undergraduate degree in physics from Yale University. A talented student, she considered pursuing graduate work in the field — only to opt out because of social pressures that dissuaded women from chasing science careers. Now, some three …

The 5 Most Important Physics Discoveries Of The Past 25 Years

Physics World reporter Tushna Commissariat told the BBC that making the list was "harder than choosing Nobel laureates," adding that there have been "so many eye-popping findings that our final choice is, inevitably, open to debate."<p>The magazine, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, also …

Physics

Higgs Boson Physicists Snag Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to two physicists who predicted the existence of the elusive Higgs boson particle, which is thought to …

Tiny Diamonds Levitate in Wild Physics Experiment

For the first time, researchers have levitated microscopic diamonds using lasers, expanding physicists' understanding of microscopic particles and …

Global Warming, Asteroid Impacts, and the Laws of Physics

When I was a first-year graduate student at Caltech, my Ph.D. adviser published a paper called "Impact-induced energy partitioning." He asked how an asteroid's energy would change form if it collided with the Earth. He used computer models to estimate what fraction would go into lofting debris, …

Global Warming

Physics: What We Do and Don’t Know

In the past fifty years two large branches of physical science have each made a historic transition. I recall both cosmology and elementary particle …

Bet You Never Knew a Teapot Had a Physics Mystery: Well, It’s Just Been Solved

Put a kettle on a burner and within a few minutes, it whistles, or “shouts” as the popular children’s song “I’m a Little Teapot” goes.<p>Bet you didn’t know just that how this teapot whistles was a mystery to scientists — until now.<p>(Source: Shutterstock.com)<p>Cambridge University researchers recently …

What a Small Moment in the Obamacare Debate Says About Ideological Media

Does the legislation put the privacy of Americans at risk? More than progressives acknowledge—in part because of ham-handed conservative critiques.<p>Congress conducted hearings yesterday on the much maligned Obamacare website. The most contentious moment involved Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. …

Guns in the workplace: A safety issue or a nightmare?

Bring your kid to work? Sure. Bring your dog to work? No problem. Bring your gun to work? In many states, packing heat on the job is a legally protected right.<p>A spate of state laws, many enacted recently, pit recreational shooters and gun-rights advocates against human resources and labor law …

Guns

'13 House immigration vote unlikely

House Republican leadership has no plans to vote on any immigration reform legislation before the end the year.<p>The House has just 19 days in session before the end of 2013, and there are a number of reasons why immigration reform is stalled this year.<p>Following the fiscal battles last month, the …

Iowa Scientists Say Climate Change Threatens State Agriculture

The country's largest corn and soybean producer has been beset by extreme drought as well as extreme flooding in the past two years.<p>At the Iowa Climate Science Educators' Forum last week, a group of more than 150 scientists representing 36 colleges and universities around Iowa released a statement …

Climate Change

Ore. School Board Votes to Allow Staff to Pack Heat at School

A school board in St. Helens, Ore., voted to allow teachers and staff to pack heat on school grounds, an official said.<p>St. Helens School Board …

NYT endorses de Blasio for mayor

The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed Democrat Bill de Blasio in the race to become the next mayor of New York City.<p>The Times praised Republican candidate Joe Lhota’s record of public service during former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s tenure, but accused him of resorting to a campaign …

Ted Cruz Coy on 2016, Says 'Focus Is 100 Percent on the U.S. Senate'

(Credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)<p>LE MARS, Iowa - Sen. Ted Cruz has visited the presidential testing grounds of Iowa three times in less than three …

Republicans

West Virginians, alienated by Washington, angrily reject their Democratic roots | The Washington Post

Chinese students a new funding source for U.S. high schools

Yosemite High School once offered six wood shop classes. Now there are three.<p>Things got worse when a new high school opened in a neighboring district and many students transferred. Campus enrollment is down from 1,100 five years ago to about 700 today.<p>School officials are now looking to a faraway …