Tag: Quantum physics

Scientists Build Quantum Superposition Machine Prototype: What Is It In English?

Scientists created a powerful quantum device that can generate multiple possible futures in superposition, marking a groundbreaking achievement for quantum physics. Here’s what this means.

Material Science April 10, 2019

UK Royal Mint Celebrates Stephen Hawking With Commemorative Coin That Features A Black Hole

To mark the first anniversary of Stephen Hawking’s death, the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom has issued a fancy new coin to honor the late physicist. The special coins are all sold out.

Space March 16, 2019

Prominent Theoretical Physicist Shoucheng Zhang Passes Away At 55

A theoretical physicist from Stanford University passed away this month. He was best known for his work in quantum physics, particularly his predictions involving the Hall insulator and Majorana fermion.

Energy December 10, 2018

Quantum Computing Discovery Reveals Time Moves Forward And Backward

Quantum scientists found that time does not always move forward after all. At the quantum level, time can move forward and backward, which means it is also true at the level of the rest of the universe.

Material Science July 30, 2018

Supercomputer In Japan Predicts New Exotic Particle That May Explain The Big Bang And Neutron Stars

By using a supercomputer in Japan called 'K computer,' a team of scientists predicts a new strange particle called the 'di-Omega' particle. More understanding of the new particle may give deeper insights into neutron stars and the Big Bang.

Space May 30, 2018

Living And Non-Biological Systems Exhibit The Same Quantum Behavior In Photosynthesis Test

Quantum molecules in biological systems have the same behavior as those in nonliving matter. This could help in the development of nature-inspired technologies like solar energy storage and photosynthetic environments.

Energy May 23, 2018

100,000 Gamers Help Challenge Einstein’s Theory Of Local Realism By Playing The Big Bell Test Video Game

One hundred thousand gamers from across the world were asked to participate in an experiment aimed at challenging Albert Einstein’s theory of local realism. Their participation closed the ‘freedom-of-choice’ loophole in Bell test equation for the first time.

Energy May 11, 2018

Ultracold Physics: Scientists Create Giant Atom Filled With Over 100 Smaller Atoms

We all know that atoms are made up of protons, electrons, and neutrons but an atom within an atom? Here’s how scientists created it out of strontium atoms.

Material Science February 27, 2018

Researchers Find A Way To Track Quantum Particles Without Observing Them

How can you track the movements of quantum particles without observing them? Researchers from the University of Cambridge have a theory. They think that particles leave tags that can be tracked whenever they interact with the environment.

Material Science December 27, 2017

Gravitational Waves From Black Holes Detected For The Third Time

Albert Einstein’s theory endures. LIGO confirms a third detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two massive black holes 3 billion light-years away from Earth.

Space June 2, 2017

China Sends First Quantum Communication Satellite To Space

China is now at the forefront of quantum communications as a rocket carrying the country's first ever quantum satellite blasted off into space on Tuesday. Scientists will then test communications as soon as the satellite establishes itself in the orbit.

Space August 16, 2016

Schrödinger's Cat Alive And Dead In Two Boxes At Once

Yale University researchers have taken one of the most famous thought experiments one step further in analysis, finding Schrödinger's cat would be both alive and dead in two boxes at once. How could this help change the future of computing?

May 26, 2016

World's First Quantum Communications Satellite From China Designed To Thwart Hackers

China is set to dispatch the world's first quantum communications satellite into orbit in July. Experts say the launch may cement the country as the leader in quantum communication.

Security May 26, 2016

Russian Scientists Create Long-Distance Quantum Communication Device That Cannot Be Hacked

Russian scientists were able to create a long-distance quantum communication device that cannot be intercepted by hackers. The system may specifically transfer single-photon quantum signal safely and efficiently.

Energy April 15, 2016

Gamers May Help Solve Problems In Quantum Physics

Humans can still beat computers in complex problem-solving, such as in the complex matter of quantum physics. Through the game Quantum Moves, Danish researchers recruit players to help them figure out the quantum speed limit and build a quantum computer in the future.

April 14, 2016

Physicists Discover New State Of Matter: Quantum Spin Liquid In A Two-Dimensional Material

Scientists find direct evidence of a new state of matter - quantum spin liquid. The state was predicted 40 years ago but remained unobserved until now. The findings can help improve quantum computing power.

Energy April 6, 2016

Humans Can Harness Mini Black Hole To Power World's Electricity: Stephen Hawking

Nothing can escape black holes, not even light. But celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking has challenged this concept. Hawking even said if humans found mini-black holes, we could potentially harness them to supply electricity on Earth.

Energy February 3, 2016

Quantum Quirk Allows Atoms To Exist In Two Places At Once

Stanford researchers used a quantum quirk to make a cloud of atoms exist in two places at a single time. The findings raised the possibility of sending data, tangible objects and even persons across distances with the aid of physical links.

December 31, 2015

Possible Discovery Of New Fundamental Particle Could Prove Existence Of Theoretical Particle Of Gravity

Scientists at CERN recently announced their discovery of the existence of a particle of nature. One of the ideas that sprung from the finding is that it is a graviton, a particle of gravity.

Animals December 17, 2015

US Intelligence Agency Awards Grant To Advance IBM Quantum Computer Research

The field of quantum computing may involve shrinking properties into atom-sized components, but its future sure is larger than life. This week, IARPA awarded IBM a multi-year grant that will allow scientists to work on advanced quantum computer research.

December 10, 2015

Google's D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer 100 Million Times Faster Than Regular Computer Chip

Google announced Tuesday that its D-Wave 2X quantum computer successfully solved an optimization problem within seconds. The processing speed is 100 million times faster than that of classical computer chips, scientists said.

December 9, 2015

Einstein’s ‘Spooky Action At A Distance’ Is Real: More Researchers Prove Quantum Entanglement

Even Albert Einstein can be wrong. In his special theory of relativity, particles can't travel faster than the speed of light. In quantum entanglement, however, particles are observed to do so.

Animals November 22, 2015

Researchers Prove Pairs Of Subatomic Particles Have ‘Spooky’ Connection That Transcends Time And Space

There's more evidence in favor of spooky action from a distance. It seems Einstein was wrong about quantum entanglement.

Animals November 14, 2015

Dutch Researchers Show Einstein Was Wrong: What New Study Reveals About Speed Of Light

Researchers challenged what Einstein firmly believed was not possible: the quantum theory. In a new study, scientists were able to close all the loopholes questioning the existing connection between two objects separated by distance.

Energy October 26, 2015

'Quantum Entanglement' Is Real: Experiment Shows Universe Is ‘Spooky’ Proving Einstein Wrong

In 1935, Albert Einstein said that the theory of inequality, later formally proposed by John Bell, was spooky, impossible and that there is another explanation why entangled particles behave the way they do. Decades later, a team of Dutch scientists proved him wrong.

October 23, 2015

Engineers Use A Quantum-Tweaked Virus To Make Better Solar Power

Quantum physics, virology, sustainability and engineering come together to create the most efficient solar panel cells.

Science October 20, 2015

Genetically Engineered Virus Improves Efficiency Of Solar Cells

Scientists have genetically engineered a virus which can improve the efficiency of solar cells by using the same quantum effects that plants apply during photosynthesis. Scientists hope that practical applications will be done in the future.

Energy October 16, 2015

Physicists Get An Atom To Act Like It’s In Another Universe

Chinese and Spanish physicists have challenged the natural laws of our world. Their 'trapped' atom acted like an atom in another universe.

October 9, 2015

Scientists Achieve Quantum Entanglement With 3,000 Atoms Using Single Light Particle, First Time Ever

Einstein was unhappy with what he called 'spooky action at a distance,' but it's real and physicists have achieved it in a record number of atoms. Work could lead to more accurate atomic clocks and pinpoint GPS accuracy.

March 30, 2015

Quantum Physics May Be Key to More Secure Credit Cards

As researchers turn to quantum physics to improve credit card security, a new method may soon make it difficult for hackers to steal information and commit fraud.

December 17, 2014

Scientists capture sound of single atom (unfortunately, you can't hear it)

An artificial atom can be controlled by acoustic waves, potentially opening up new technology in quantum computers.

Energy September 14, 2014

Sweet sound of single atom captured by boffins: Here's how

In an experiment, researchers designed an artificial atom to release phonons, or energy in the form of sound, instead of photons (light). They revealed that the atom produced a D-note.

Energy September 13, 2014

Are we living in a 2D hologram? Physicists intend to find out

An experiment by the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory might lead to a new understanding of our Universe and even determine that we're living in a 2-D hologram.

Geek August 27, 2014

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