Quantum Mechanics

Travel To Mars? A New Rocket Can Make Fast Human Trips Possible, Researcher Says

Human space travel to Mars is largely considered a far off moonshot – though not entirely impossible – to the international scientific community, …

Space Travel

Quantum computers may have higher 'speed limits' than thought

How fast will a quantum computer be able to calculate? While fully functional versions of these long-sought technological marvels have yet to be …

Quantum Computing

The Structure of the Physical Universe, Chapter XXX

Chapter XXX<br>Atom Building<p>In the earlier discussion of the characteristics of the various sub-material particles it was pointed out that there must be …

Physics

China Making Swift, Competitive Quantum Computing Gains

March 27, 2017 Jeffrey Burt<p>Chinese officials have made no secret out of their desire to become the world’s dominant player in the technology …

Quantum Computing

How graphene quantum dots can fight cancer, counterfeiting and wine spoilage

In the world of materials, graphene is the spunky new kid who's annoyingly good at everything it tries. It's super strong, light, functionally …

Graphene

MIT professor creates reality TV series of his daily life

(Phys.org)—"What if the Kardashians were physicists?" asks César Hidalgo, an associate professor at MIT and director of the Collective Learning group …

Science

Physicists settle controversy over identical particle entanglement

(Phys.org)—In a new study, physicists have shown a way to establish real entanglement between two identical particles—a topic that has been disputed …

Physics

Millions of atoms entangled in record-breaking quantum tests

In a feat of quantum one-upmanship, two teams of scientists have staked new claims of linking whopping numbers of atoms at the quantum …

Physics

Image: Hubble spots two interacting galaxies defying cosmic convention

Some galaxies are harder to classify than others. Here, Hubble's trusty Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has captured a striking view of two interacting …

Astronomy

Band-Resolved Double Photoemission Spectroscopy on Correlated Valence Electron Pairs in Metals

Correlated valence electrons in Ag and Cu are investigated using double photoemission spectroscopy driven by a high-order harmonic light source. …

Physics

Astronomers investigate the curious case of PDS 11 binary system

(Phys.org)—A team of Indian astronomers has recently studied a peculiar binary system designated PDS 11, revealing new insights into the nature of …

Astronomy

New insight into superfluids reveals a storm at the surface

"This means that, contrary to our past understanding, superfluid helium actually behaves in much the same way as an ordinary fluid."<p>One of the most …

Physics

Timing a space laser with a NASA-style stopwatch

"Calculating the elevation of the ice is all about time of flight," said Phil Luers, deputy instrument system engineer with the ATLAS instrument. …

Physics

Relativity Just Passed a Major Test Involving the Most Accurate Clocks Ever

Yep, Einstein is still right.<p>Science loves nothing better than to find new ways to kick well-tested theories even harder and see if they can't be …

Physics

Quantum Theory Could Explain Our Sense of Humor, Study Shows

“I wasn't originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.” -Colin Thomas<p>The rule is, if you have to explain the joke, it …

Quantum Theory

Bizarre behavior of black holes can now be studied in laboratories

A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space — is also true for cold helium atoms that …

Physics

Mind, Matter And Materialism

Science and philosophy have a long, complicated history.<p>Both are human endeavors aimed at articulating the nature of the world. But where the line between them lies depends a lot on perspective and history. Questions that once lay firmly in philosophy's domain have now fully entered the realm of …

Physics

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making …

Hong Kong

Quantum Physics News: 'Causal Witness' Provides First Experimental Evidence Of Indefinite Causal Order

These words you are reading right now had to be written before you could read them. This might seem like a fairly straightforward and safe assumption …

Physics

The future is quantum: solution to the world’s critical problems

When I’m not in the lab, I like to run in the countryside around Bristol. But try as I might to unwind, my mind keeps...

Quantum Computing

How we overlook the possibility of aliens and their intelligence being manifested in the quantum…

How we overlook the possibility of aliens and their intelligence being manifested in the quantum realm<p>Lately, there have been some educated guesses …

Dark Matter

Chemists Will Be the First to Feel the Benefits of Quantum Computing

The first batch of commercial quantum computers are close to being released now. According to both Google and IBM, we’ll see these systems in place …

Quantum Computing

The Centuries-Long Quest to Measure One Second

Up above 5,400 feet, in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, horologists adjust mirrors and fine-tune lasers in the never-ending journey to define time.<p>There is an elegant, simple, and entirely accurate way to define the second. A second is 1/86,400 of the time that it takes the Earth to rotate …

Physics

Finnish start-up wants to teach 5-year-olds quantum physics

SINGAPORE: Imagine your five-year-old being able to tell you about quarks, protons and the periodic table. Not a big deal, until you realise those …

Education

In a quantum race everyone is both a winner and a loser

Our understanding of the world is mostly built on basic perceptions, such as that events follow each other in a well-defined order. Such definite …

Physics

The Famous Schrodinger's Cat Thought Experiment Gets Brought to Life in an Off

Schrödinger’s Cat is one of the more famous thought experiments in modern physics, created by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger back in 1935. <i>The</i> …

Cool Stuff

Scientists Can Now Store Information on Single Atoms

A team of physicists have taken data storage to ultimate extreme: storing information on a single atom. It's a development that will have major implications for quantum computing.

Science

Taming Kubernetes Deployments with Lemmy

As we worked on proving the worth of building and deploying applications in Docker with an overall endgame of utilizing Kubernetes, we needed to …

DevOps

Physics Week in Review: March 25, 2017

Among this week's physics highlights: five new subatomic particles turn up at the LHC, solving the mystery of why drops splash, and whether quantum …

Focus: Magnetic Fluctuations without a Magnet

March 24, 2017• <i>Physics</i> 10, 31<p>Magnetic waves in a permanent magnet can survive even when the material is too hot for large-scale magnetism to …

Physics