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IN BRIEF The theory of quantum mechanics delineates the expected chemical behavior of all atoms. However, a new study into berkelium demonstrates that it might not always offer an accurate prediction. CONFLICTING THEORIES Physicists have found order in the complex world of minuscule particles through the theory of quantum mechanics. But team of researchers at Florida State [...]

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IN BRIEF Scientists have set a new record in optical measurements using photons, achieving a level of precision that before now was only possible in the world of theory. SHOT-NOISE LIMIT Scientists have set a new record in optical measurements using photons, achieving a level of precision that before now was only possible in the [...]

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In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their work on superconductors and superfluids, which included the explanation of a rather odd phase of matter. Now, for the first time, their discovery has a practical application – shrinking an electrical component to a size that will help quantum computers reach a scale [...]

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Secret Movements One of the underlying principles of quantum theory is that quantum objects can exist as waves or particles. But, they do not exist as either until they are measured, making it seemingly unachievable to identify or track quantum objects when they’re not being observed. But recently, physicists faced this issue and proved that [...]

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Individual electrons measured by the detector – (Image by the researchers, via MIT) A longstanding mystery of particle physics may soon be solved, thanks to a surprisingly compact new particle detector developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Neutrinos, small, fast elementary particles created by radioactive decay and in certain nuclear reactions (namely, the [...]

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Quantum physics is notoriously complex, and often counter-intuitive to the way in which we perceive our surroundings. Only in the microworld can things pop in and out of existence, or be in two places at once. With that said, it’s utterly fascinating, it makes us question these same perceptions. Now, researchers believe they’ve come a step [...]

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IN BRIEF For the very first time, researchers have proven that a fundamental physics problem is actually unsolvable. The problem relates to the spectral gap, and could lead to new and better understandings of physics. WHAT IT IS Scientists have proven for the very first time that one of the most fundamental problems of particle [...]

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IN BRIEF Researchers have been able to pinpoint the exact location of a single atom using atomic-resolution scanning tunnelling microscope (STM). This new development is a big step in ushering in a more accurate quantum computing architecture. FIRST IN HISTORY: PINPOINTING AN ATOM’S LOCATION Remember when we told you how crazy quantum measurement is? Well, Australian quantum [...]

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IN BRIEF Quantum physics is one of the most exciting and innovative areas of scientific research. By funding further research and development in quantum physics, great technological advancements will be made. SPOOKY SUBATOMIC SPACE Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations that change [...]

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Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a pup. A pair of physicists sleep a lot easier at night now that they’ve shown that quantum weirdness involving twists in space-time can’t conceivably be simulated, adding to a list of problems that The Matrix would [...]

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The massive pyramid, hidden from sight has a base four times the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. In size, this Pyramid is compared to NINE Olympic-sized swimming pools. Researchers have no idea who built this massive structure, but legends say it was erected by Giants. Model of the city and Great Pyramid of [...]

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Nikola Tesla is considered one of the most innovative and mysterious men who ever lived. If Tesla hadn’t invented and researched everything he did in his time, our technology today would be considerably worse. But, is there something more to Tesla? Did he, in fact, have contact with Aliens as he publicly proclaimed? He is [...]