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  1. a quantum gravity sensor comprised of a black box connected to a cylinder sits on a sidewalk
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    A new gravity sensor used atoms’ weird quantum behavior to peer underground

    Quantum sensors promise to be more accurate and stable in the long run than other gravity probes.

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  2. black and white image of Niels Bohr standing in front of a chalkboard
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    ‘From Data to Quanta’ defends Niels Bohr’s view of quantum mechanics

    In his new book, philosopher Slobodan Perović corrects misconceptions about physicist Niels Bohr’s work.

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  3. New experiment demonstrates quantum boomerang effect
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    The quantum ‘boomerang’ effect has been seen for the first time

    Jostled particles return to their starting points in certain materials, an experiment reveals, confirming theoretical predictions.

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  4. image of two red spheres warping a black and white spacetime grid
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    Quantum particles can feel the influence of gravitational fields they never touch

    A quantum phenomenon predicted in 1959, the Aharonov-Bohm effect, also applies to gravity.

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  5. illustration of two arched doorways showing a tree in day and night
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    A century of quantum mechanics questions the fundamental nature of reality

    A century after the quantum revolution, a lot of uncertainty remains.

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  6. physicist Yali Mao working with highly technical physics apparatus
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    Quantum physics requires imaginary numbers to explain reality

    Quantum theory based only on real numbers fails to explain the results of two new experiments.

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  7. a hand holding a thin green wire at the end of which is a bright light, surrounded by scientific apparatus
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    Physicists have coaxed ultracold atoms into an elusive form of quantum matter

    Quantum spin liquids could be used to help protect fragile information in quantum computers.

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  8. a dense cloud of atoms, illustrated as blue spheres, with light waves bouncing off them
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    Scientists finally detected a quantum effect that blocks atoms from scattering light

    When all available quantum states are full, atoms can’t scatter light, thanks to the Pauli exclusion principle, new experiments show.

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  9. chip used to trap ytterbium ions
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    Scientists are one step closer to error-correcting quantum computers

    In a quantum computer made with trapped ions, multiple quantum bits were combined into one to detect mistakes.

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