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How quantum physics can make Israel more secure

The prime minister's freshly announced project recruits some revolutionary technologies and excites scientists

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Quantum drum can vibrate and stand still at the same time - UPI.com

Scientists have built a tiny quantum drum that both vibrates and remains still when struck by a drumstick made of light.

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Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

We usually think of quantum entanglement in the realm of atomic systems, but now it's been scaled up to relatively massive objects. This opens the door to new kinds of technology.

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Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine | TechCrunch

A new — and theoretical — system for blockchain-based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once the quantum era starts. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zeal

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The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Just one equation relates the expansion of space to all the matter and energy we have. If you know this, you can know the fate of the Universe.

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The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

Despite the incredibly accurate predictions of quantum theory, there's a lot of disagreement over what it says about reality — or even whether it says anything at all about it, says guest Adam Becker.

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Google’s new Bristlecone processor brings it one step closer to quantum supremacy | TechCrunch

Every major tech company is looking at quantum computers as the next big breakthrough in computing. Teams at Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and various..

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Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers wer...

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Physicists Created a New Form of Light

Researchers at MIT and Harvard made groups of three photons interact.

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Learning to speak quantum

Particle physicists are studying ways to harness the power of the quantum realm to further their research.

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The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

Quantum computers should soon be able to beat classical computers at certain basic tasks. But before they’re truly powerful, researchers have to overcome a

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Scientific Theory And The Multiverse Madness

An increasing number of theoretical physicist think that our universe is only one among infinitely many — but this speculation is not based on sound logic, says guest commentator Sabine Hossenfelder.

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These high-speed ‘nano-cranes’ could form molecular assembly lines

Things aren't going well down at the ol' nano-factory. They're having trouble getting all those tiny workers to synchronize and move quickly together. But..

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This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks like

From afar, it looks like a steampunk chandelier. An intricate collection of tubes and wires that culminate in a small steel cylinder at the bottom. It is, in fa...

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New Dark Matter Physics Could Solve The Expanding Universe Controversy

Multiple teams of scientists can't agree on how fast the Universe expands. Dark matter may unlock why.

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Free-fall experiment could test if gravity is a quantum force

The effort to reconcile general relativity with quantum mechanics always hits one snag: gravity. An experiment could finally tell us if it is a quantum force

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Physics Breakthrough in 50-Year Search for 'Holy Grail' Particle Tetraquark

A combination of three quarks creates a hadron, which, when stable, we know as a proton or neutron. Now, researchers are about to publish what they say is proof that the tetraquark exists, that it’s stable, and that they can generate it in the Large Ha

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10 Spacetime Mysteries That Quantum Gravity Could Solve

We travel through spacetime every day, but still don't really know how it works.

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New Wormhole Could Resolve the Black Hole Information Paradox

A new theory is percolating among physicists that presupposes the existence of a traversable wormhole.

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Experiment Confirms a Crucial Property of Electrons, Unfortunately

When it comes to physics, fewer things are more exciting than proving something wrong. Proving theories wrong has led to entirely new fields of study. The fruits that come from wrongness can be so rewarding that scientists devote a considerable amount of time to probing well-known theories, hoping to find a crack.

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Intel moves towards production quantum computing with new 17-qubit chip

Intel's quantum computing efforts have yielded a new 17-qubit chip, which the company has just delivered to its partner in that field, QuTech in the Netherlands. 17 isn't some magic number in the quantum world, nor does this chip do any special tricks ot

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Scientists made the first 'unhackable' quantum video call

Following extensive testing earlier this year, China has now deployed its quantum communications work in the form of the first ever quantum-safe video call.

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Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations

A new theory takes a feature of a quantum mechanical model and shows how it can generate gravity.

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‘Nano-hashtags’ could provide definite proof of Majorana particles

Will the quantum chip that is presented today in Nature by researchers from TU/e among others be able to provide definitive proof of the mysterious Majorana particles?

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Physicists Capture the Elusive Neutrino Smacking Into an Atom's Core

By measuring how a nucleus bounces off a neutrino, scientists crack a window into the personality of the shyest particle.

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Quantum mechanical particles travel backwards, study confirms

A team of particle physicists and mathematicians have confirmed all quantum mechanical particles move backwards.

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Lawbreaking Particles May Point to a Previously Unknown Force in the Universe - Scientific American

Scientists aren’t yet certain that electrons and their relatives are violating the Standard Model of particle physics, but the evidence is mounting

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Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.

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Chinese Satellite Relays a Quantum Signal Between Cities

Launched last August, China's QUESS satellite recently achieved its goal: it sent single entangled photons between two cities 750 miles apart. Quantum cryptography, here we come.

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LIGO detects more gravitational waves, from even more ancient and distant black hole collisions

These ripples in the very fabric of the universe were hypothesized by Einstein a century ago. Now scientists have detected them for the third time in a year and a half – ushering in a new era in astrophysics.

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Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a long time, but coming up with evidence to support the theory has been hard to come by.

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Quantum Physics: Are Entangled Particles Connected Via An Undetected Dimension?

Are entangled particles connected via another dimension, since they continue to be connected and a reflection of each other regardless of distance? This question was originally answered on Quora by Allan Steinhardt.

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Physicists prove Einstein still wrong about quantum mechanics with record-breaking trapped ion tests

Physicists from a US government agency have made a breakthrough in proving that quantum mechanics can indeed be explained by classical physics, as well as showing that trapped ions could be the best method for reliably creating quantum entanglement, which

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Quantum Physics News: Entangled Photons Can Originate From Different Points In Space

For the longest time, scientists thought that entangled particles emerged from the same point in space. New observations challenge this belief.

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The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought - The Atlantic

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.

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NASA's EMDrive And The Quantum Theory Of Pilot Waves

The pilot wave model of quantum theory is an interesting idea, but it won't save the EMDrive.

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Scientists develop method for precisely controlling electrons

Researchers have developed a method for more precisely controlling the emission of electrons through the tiny metal tip of an electron microscope.

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Smallest sliver of time yet measured sees electrons fleeing atom

Ultrafast lasers have measured how long electrons take to be booted from a helium atom with zeptosecond precision – trillionths of a billionth of a second

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Entangled Particles Reveal Even Spookier Action Than Thought

This finding comes from a close look at quantum entanglement, in which two particles that are "entangled" affect each other even when separated by a large distance. Now, researchers have found that even if they were to scrap this theory, allowin

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Electrons squeezed into 'one-dimensional' wires yield quantum effects

Scientists have witnessed quantum effects in electrons after squeezing them into "one-dimensional" wires.

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What is the Speed of Light? - Universe Today

Since the late 17th century, scientists have been attempting to measure the speed of light, with increasingly accurate results

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Einstein's clock: The doomed black hole to set your watch by | New Scientist

Every 12 years, a black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy completes an orbit around an even bigger black hole, marking this with a violent outburst

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Black holes not the end: Physical object could cross a wormhole into another part of the universe

Objects may be able to pass through a wormhole at the centre of a black hole despite extreme forces.

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How Does Light Travel? - Universe Today

Since ancient times, scientists have debated the true nature of light. Despite the progress we've made, there are still mysteries left to be resolved

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Engage! Quantum Thruster Physics Could Help Make Warp Drive a Reality

A type of thruster being tested in a NASA lab could help scientists unlock the key to making a 'Star Trek' inspired warp drive enabled starship.

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Nobel Prize in Physics Won by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for Work on Neutrinos

Two scientists from Japan and Canada have won the Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries relating to neutrinos, which increased understanding of matter and the universe.

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Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out... Read Full Post