Physics discovery unlocks ingredients of 2-D 'sandwich'
Jul 26, 2017
Everything that exists in the digital world—photos, tweets, online courses, this article—is stored as 1's and 0's. At the software level, this information is written as computer code. At the hardware level, that code ...
Study sheds light on the role of the entropy in a quantum system
Jul 26, 2017
Any understanding of the irreversibility of the arrow of time should account the quantum nature of the world that surrounds us. The is the key result of the work carried out by Vincenzo Alba and Pasquale Calabrese of the ...
Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy,' scientists report after new simulations
Jul 24, 2017
Dark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe. But what dark matter is made of is a matter of debate.
Scientists observe gravitational anomaly on Earth
Jul 21, 2017
Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality—especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical objects in strange states of superposition. For example, Schrödinger's ...
New breakthrough discovery—every quantum particle travels backwards
Jul 18, 2017
Mathematicians at the Universities of York, Munich and Cardiff have identified a unique property of quantum mechanical particles – they can move in the opposite way to the direction in which they are being pushed.
Adventures in acoustic cosmology
Jul 06, 2017
A project that explores whether there is a musical equivalent to the curvature of spacetime will be presented on Thursday 6 July by Gavin Starks at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull.
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
Jun 23, 2017
An international team led by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide along wavelengths used in ...
New approach improves ability to predict metals' reactions with water
Jun 17, 2017
The wide reach of corrosion, a multitrillion-dollar global problem, may someday be narrowed considerably thanks to a new, better approach to predict how metals react with water.
Researchers design rare-earth extractants with the help of new software
Jun 09, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute has developed a computer program, called ParFit, that can vastly reduce the amount of time spent identifying promising chemical compounds used in rare-earth processing ...
Breaking Newton's Law: Intriguing oscillatory back-and-forth motion of a quantum particle
Jun 01, 2017
A ripe apple falling from a tree has inspired Sir Isaac Newton to formulate a theory that describes the motion of objects subject to a force. Newton's equations of motion tell us that a moving body keeps on moving on a straight ...