Quantum Physics

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    Quantum Physics

    Superconductors may shed light on the black hole information paradox

    Materials that conduct electricity without resistance might mimic black hole physics.

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  2. 72-cubit chip
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    Google moves toward quantum supremacy with 72-qubit computer

    Google’s 72-qubit quantum chip may eventually perform a task beyond the ability of traditional computers.

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    Two-way communication is possible with a single quantum particle

    One photon can transmit information in two directions at once.

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    Quantum computers go silicon

    Scientists performed the first quantum algorithms in silicon, and probed quantum bits with light.

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  5. satellite beaming light down to telescope in China
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    A quantum communications satellite proved its potential in 2017

    Quantum communication through space is now possible, putting the quantum internet within closer reach.

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    ‘Arrow of time’ reversed in quantum experiment

    In quantum systems, heat can flow “backward,” from cold to hot.

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  7. IBM's quantum computer
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    Quantum computers take a step forward with a 50-qubit prototype

    Race to build ever-more-powerful processors edges the technology closer to being able to best traditional machines.

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  8. IBM's quantum computer
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    Quantum computing steps forward with 50-qubit prototype

    Bit by qubit, scientists are edging closer to the realm where quantum computers will reign supreme.

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  9. laser light in water
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    Photons are caught behaving like superconducting electrons

    Light particles, or photons, swap energy like electrons in a superconductor.

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    Light’s weird dual nature weathers trip to space and back

    “Delayed-choice” experiment performed in space reaffirms the idea that light can behave like a wave or a particle.

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  11. Aristotle and Werner Heisenberg
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    Quantum mysteries dissolve if possibilities are realities

    Quantum mysteries can be avoided if reality encompasses possibilities as well as actualities, a new paper proposes.

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    Quantum video chat links scientists on two different continents

    A Sept. 29 ultrasecure quantum video chat demonstrates the potential for quantum communications across the globe.

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