Quantum Physics

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    Hawking radiation spotted within sonic black hole

    Lab-created sonic black hole emits energy as famed physicist Stephen Hawking predicted, though the experiment may not be definitive.

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    Photons on roundabout route could get caught in action

    Proposed twist on classic double-slit experiment could identify light that weaves in and out.

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    Quasiparticles help physicists make sense of the world

    To improve semiconductors, superconductors and other materials, physicists view a particle and its surroundings as one entity.

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    Three photons entangled, not just two

    Physicists have found a way to entangle a trio of photons, but it works only once in every quadrillion attempts.

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    New analysis rescues quantum wave-particle duality

    An experiment that supposedly contradicted the wave-particle duality principle of quantum physics has been reanalyzed, revealing a flaw.

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    Artificial atom probes sound’s quantum side

    Scientists have designed an artificial atom to emit sound that is divided into quantum particles.

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    Holography entangles quantum physics with gravity

    Spacetime geometry, and therefore gravity, emerges from quantum entanglement, analyses using tensor networks show.

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    Molecules stop tumbling with hit of laser light

    Stopping molecules' rotation with a custom laser could help scientists harness them for quantum computing.

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    Tensor networks get entangled with quantum gravity

    Using tensors to describe quantum entanglement shows promise as a way to understand gravity.

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    Blind quantum camera snaps photos of Schrödinger’s cat

    Quantum weirdness lets physicists snap photo without collecting incoming light from cardboard cat subject.

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    Birds’ turns match math of quantum matter

    Equations that describe superfluidity may explain how information about which way and when to turn spreads in a starling flock.

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    Quantum Cheshire Cat experiment splits particles from their properties

    When facing a fork in the road, neutrons appear to go in one direction and their spins in the other.

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