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  1. illustration of orbiting black holes
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    Quantum mechanics means some black hole orbits are impossible to predict

    Computer simulations reveal that foreseeing the paths of three orbiting objects sometimes requires precision better than the quantum limit.

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  2. entanglement illustration
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    Scientists entangled quantum memories linked over long distances

    The entanglement of quantum ‘hard drives’ is a crucial step toward creating a quantum internet.

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  3. nanoparticle
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    Scientists cooled a nanoparticle to the quantum limit

    Physicists decreased a nanoparticle’s motion to the lowest level allowed by quantum mechanics.

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  4. quantum entanglement illustration
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    A quantum strategy could verify the solutions to unsolvable problems — in theory

    A quantum technique for verifying solutions to difficult problems could apply to an “unbelievably huge” class of puzzles.

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  5. Sycamore
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    Google claimed quantum supremacy in 2019 — and sparked controversy

    Google’s quantum computer outperformed the most powerful supercomputer on a task, the company reported. But some scientists aren’t fully convinced.

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  6. electromagnetic waves illustration
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    Quantum jitter lets heat travel across a vacuum

    In a first, scientists observed tiny, vibrating membranes exchanging heat due to quantum fluctuations.

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  7. time crystals
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    A new, theoretical type of time crystal could run without outside help

    The idea tiptoes closer to the original concept of time crystals, first proposed in 2012.

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  8. Google quantum chip
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    Google officially lays claim to quantum supremacy

    The quantum computer Sycamore reportedly performed a calculation that even the most powerful supercomputers available can’t reproduce.

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  9. Monika Schleier-Smith
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    Monika Schleier-Smith leads elaborate quantum conversations

    Monika Schleier-Smith forces atoms to interact in ways that could offer insights into quantum computing, precision timekeeping and perhaps black holes.

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