Quantum Physics

  1. Tibetan ground station
    Quantum Physics

    China’s quantum satellite adds two new tricks to its repertoire

    Satellite performs quantum teleportation and securely transmits encryption keys.

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  2. 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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  3. qubit representation
    Quantum Physics

    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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  4. IBM quantum computer
    Quantum Physics

    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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  5. illustration of Micius satellite
    Quantum Physics

    Quantum satellite shatters entanglement record

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

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  6. double-slit experiment
    Quantum Physics

    Quantum tractor beam could tug atoms, molecules

    The wavelike behavior of quantum particles could be harnessed to move atoms.

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  7. warping space
    Quantum Physics

    Key Einstein principle survives quantum test

    Particles in quantum superposition adhere to the equivalence principle in atomic test.

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  8. proton illustration
    Physics

    There’s still a lot we don’t know about the proton

    Researchers are puzzling over the proton's radius, spin and whether it decays.

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  9. atoms
    Quantum Physics

    Millions of atoms entangled in record-breaking quantum tests

    Scientists make advance in the quest to take quantum effects to larger scales.

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  10. quantum money
    Quantum Physics

    Quantum counterfeiters might succeed

    Physicists demonstrate security issue with quantum cash.

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  11. Quantum Physics

    Readers amazed by Amasia

    Quantum spookiness, shifting landmasses and more in reader feedback.

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  12. Corona Australis
    Quantum Physics

    Vacuum’s quantum effect on light detected

    Light can be polarized through interactions with empty space.

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