Quantum Physics

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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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    Quantum connection could revitalize superstrings

    Status of superstrings could be elevated by their ability to explain the mysterious rules of quantum mechanics.

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    You shouldn’t try to pigeonhole quantum physics

    A quantum analysis shows a way to violate math’s pigeonhole principle, by allowing three particles in two boxes with no two in the same box.

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    Quantum math makes human irrationality more sensible

    Vagaries of human decision making make sense if quantum math describes the way the brain works.

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    Electrons’ magnetic interactions measured

    Using characteristics of quantum mechanics, the minuscule magnetic interaction between two electrons has been measured.

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    Commercial quantum computer fails to impress in new test

    Fifteen million dollar D-Wave machine runs no faster than traditional computer in head-to-head challenge.

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    How to build a quantum-entangled superclock

    A blueprint for a quantum-entangled superclock suggests that such a device could enable startlingly precise measurements of Earth’s terrain.

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    Maybe classical clockwork can explain quantum weirdness

    Nobel laureate Gerard ’t Hooft proposes that a classical cause-and-effect reality underlies the probabilistic strangeness of quantum physics.