Quantum Physics

  1. satellite beaming light down to telescope in China
    Quantum Physics

    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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  3. 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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  4. IBM's quantum computer
    Quantum Physics

    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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  5. laser light in water
    Physics

    Photons are caught behaving like superconducting electrons

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

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  6. experimental setup
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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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  7. 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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  8. telescope in Graz, Austria
    Quantum Physics

    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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  9. empty space
    Quantum Physics

    A new test of water ripples supports the idea of quantum heat in a vacuum

    Water waves bolster theory that accelerating space travelers really feel the heat.

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  10. illustration of waves
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    Minuscule jitters may hint at quantum collapse mechanism

    Vibrations of a tiny cantilever could help reveal why quantum rules fail on large scales.

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    Tech

    Tiny quantum storage device fits on a chip

    Photon information processing on nanoscale could enable future communication networks.

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  12. illustration of wormhole connecting back holes
    Quantum Physics

    Modern-day Alice trades looking glass for wormhole to explore quantum wonderland

    A new paper shows how the possibility of wormholes linking quantum-entangled black holes could be tested in the laboratory.

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