Web edition: November 5, 2010
Print edition: November 20, 2010; Vol.178 #11
The Light Game. The Science News-Letter. May 12, 1928, p. 294.
“Ray O. Light” summarizes the particle-wave dispute over the nature of reality as if it were a football game.
“Uncertainty Principle” Enters Science. The Science News-Letter. April 27, 1929, p. 257.
An introduction to Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle.
Einstein Finds Past Events Not Knowable with Certainty. The Science News-Letter. March 28, 1931, p. 195.
Einstein writes in a letter to Physical Review that past events cannot be described with certainty.
Beyond Einstein. The Science News-Letter. October 14, 1933, p. 250.
A discussion of quantum wave mechanics.
Einstein Attacks Quantum Mechanics. The Science News-Letter. May 11, 1935, p. 300.
Einstein, along with colleagues Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen, argue that quantum theory is incomplete. A letter from Podolsky is included.
Prof. Bohr Opposes Einstein in Quantum Theory Controversy. The Science News-Letter. August 3, 1935, p. 69.
Bohr argues that Einstein and his colleagues’ definition of reality cannot be appropriately applied to problems of quantum mechanics.
Quantum Theory Not Final. The Science-News Letter. February 3, 1951, p. 66.
Einstein says the idea that light has a dual nature is “only a temporary way out” in describing reality.
Is Modern Physics for Real? Science News. May 22, 1976, p. 332.
Science News revisits the Bohr-Einstein debate.
Single-Photon Interference Seen. Science News. November 23, 1985, p. 324.
Alain Aspect reports an experiment demonstrating the dual nature of light.
Quanta at Large: 101 Things To Do with Schrodinger’s Cat. Science News. February 8, 1986, p. 87.
Physicists discuss what would happen if quantum theory were at work in the macroworld.
Going Bohr’s Way. Science News. January 11, 1986, p. 26.
One hundred years after Bohr’s birth, Science News looks back on his ideas.
As God’s Dice Fall. Science News. Jan 11, 1986, p. 28.
Aspect experiments consistently show what Bell’s calculations predict if spooky quantum effects are real.
A Midrash upon Quantum Mechanics. Science News. July 11, 1987, p. 26.
Science News explores the different interpretations of quantum mechanics.
Quantum Baseball. Science News. August 5, 1989, p. 88.
One physicist sees a connection between quantum physics and an American pastime.
Keeping a Quantum Kettle from Boiling. Science News. Nov. 4, 1989, p. 292.
Scientists experimentally demonstrate the quantum Zeno effect.
Bits of Uncertainty: Quantum Security. Science News. June 2, 1990, p. 342.
Charles Bennett and colleagues build a system for “quantum public key distribution.”
Inspecting teleported quantum information. Science News. April 10, 1993, p. 229.
Bennett and colleagues describe a scheme for quantum teleportation.
Quantum Bits. Science News. Jan. 14, 1995, p. 30.
Scientists explore how to assemble a quantum computer.
Bits of Uncertainty. Science News. Feb. 10, 1996, p. 90.
Quantum theory allows for the encoding of secret messages.
Instant Transport. Science News. Jan. 17, 1998, p. 41.
Anton Zeilinger and colleagues achieve quantum teleportation in the lab.
Quantum Internet. Science News. April 3, 1999, p. 220.
Scientists make progress toward quantum computing.
Decoding the Quantum Mystery. Science News. Aug. 2, 2008, p. 26.
A team of physicists plans to test quantum weirdness by sending quantum messages from space to Earth.
Even if science can’t make life longer, perhaps a pill can make a long life better
The gene patenting decision from a plaintiff’s point of view
With everyday materials, two research teams conceal ordinary objects
In mating display, male birds match moves to songs
Coverage of the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting
The Year in Science 2012
Three-part series on the scientific struggle to explain the conscious self
Tables of contents, columns and FAQs on SN Prime for iPad