Quantum Physics

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    Quantum Physics

    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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    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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    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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    Tiny quantum storage device fits on a chip

    Photon information processing on nanoscale could enable future communication networks.

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  6. illustration of wormhole connecting back holes
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    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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    Quantum tunneling takes time, new study shows

    A new measurement disfavors the idea that electrons can escape atoms instantaneously.

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  8. Tibetan ground station
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    China’s quantum satellite adds two new tricks to its repertoire

    Satellite performs quantum teleportation and securely transmits encryption keys.

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  9. Science & Society

    Dive deep to discover unexpected connections

    Readers often praise Science News for its brevity. But some ideas need more space, writes acting editor in chief Elizabeth Quill.

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    A quarter century ago, the qubit was born

    The invention of the qubit a quarter century ago enabled the quantum information revolution.

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  11. IBM quantum computer
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    Quantum computers are about to get real

    Qubit-based machines are gearing up to solve problems that are out of reach for even the most powerful supercomputers.

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    Quantum satellite shatters entanglement record

    A satellite sent entangled particles to two Chinese cities 1,200 kilometers apart.

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