quantum physics

quantum physics

Particle-wave duality demonstrated with largest molecules yet

Creating Canada's 'Quantum Valley'

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Two co-founders of BlackBerry have started a $100 million fund to invest in companies using quantum physics. They plan to help create ultrapowerful sensors and motors, building on esoteric discoveries at research labs they've financed in Ontario....
Creating Canada's 'Quantum Valley'

DailyDirt: Diamonds, With Lucy, In The Sky

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Carbon comes in several allotropes: graphene, diamond, nanotubes, buckyballs, nanofoam etc. Some forms are easier to manufacture than others, but someday we might have diamond-based semiconductors or diamond-based quantum computers. If you like shiny minerals, here are just a few interesting links on diamonds. The world's first all-diamond ring --...
DailyDirt: Diamonds, With Lucy, In The Sky

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Understanding the Psychology of Twitter | Psychology Today More on the Psychology of Twitter | Psychology Today Wrapping It Up: The Psychology of Twitter | Psychology Today The Psychology of Twitter | World of Psychology elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age Lars is Learning: Welcome aboard!...
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Forcing an electron to orbit like a planet

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The transition between classical physics and quantum physics is always fascinating. How does an object go from behaving in a deterministic manner to occupying the quantum world, where its activities are a matter of probability? At the boundary between the two, we cannot behave as if something is entirely...
Forcing an electron to orbit like a planet

Engineers Solve 80-Year Old Puzzle to Make Computer Modeling 100,000 Times Faster [Science]

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A quantum physics breakthrough that can predict the kinetic energy of electrons in simple metals—and semiconductors—will enable computers to simulate the behavior of new materials up to 100,000 times faster than they currently can. That's huge. Princeton engineer Emily Carter led the project, which took an equation by Llewellyn Hilleth...
Engineers Solve 80-Year Old Puzzle to Make Computer Modeling 100,000 Times Faster [Science]

Krister Shalm: the lindy hop can explain quantum mechanics

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Quantum physicist Krister Shalm is using his love of swing dancing to bring his research to a wider audienceKrister Shalm is an experimental physicist at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. His work focuses on unlocking everyday applications for quantum mechanics. He has...
Krister Shalm: the lindy hop can explain quantum mechanics
Disentangling photons and atoms to keep quantum systems clean
Quantum measurements on one island determine behavior on another
Cosmic alcohol, vintage seven billion years, measures physical constant
Computers Are About To Get 3,600 Times Faster
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Angry Birds The Particle Physics Board Game: Rovio And CERN Collaborate On Making Learning Quantum Physics Fun

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Angry Birds-maker Rovio and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, are to collaborate on developing “fun learning experiences” aimed at getting kids engaged with science. The collaboration is part of a new initiative by Rovio to use the power of the Angry Birds brand as a learning aid. The...
Angry Birds The Particle Physics Board Game: Rovio And CERN Collaborate On Making Learning Quantum Physics Fun

Quantum Wave To Put $100M Into Quantum Tech Behind The Next Computing Wave

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Amid the startups, panels and speeches at TechCrunch Moscow today has been some emerging news about the Russian scene. For one, is the move in Russia’s top echelons to address patent law and a robitics investment. But also today has come news of a new fund which takes a very...
Quantum Wave To Put $100M Into Quantum Tech Behind The Next Computing Wave
Mustafa's Space Drive: An Egyptian Student's Quantum Physics Invention

The end of Moore's Law is on the horizon, says AMD

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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku believes Moore's Law has about 10 years of life left before ever-shrinking transistor sizes smack up against limitations imposed by the laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics. That day of reckoning for the computing industry may still be a few years away, but signs of...
The end of Moore's Law is on the horizon, says AMD

Cool for school: Education is a big hit on YouTube

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Dancing babies, cute kittens and… quantum physics? Science may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about YouTube, but the video site has seen a boom of educational content. YouTube is expected to announce Wednesday that views of educational videos have doubled on its site...
Cool for school: Education is a big hit on YouTube
Threatening (to discover) quantum gravity with a big metal bar

Google Bought A Computer That Is 1,000 Times Faster Than Yours And Will Use It To Study AI (GOOG)

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Quantum computing sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Google is using it to explore concepts in artificial intelligence, reports the New York Times. Google is setting up the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab as part of a joint effort with NASA. Quantum computing, which uses underpinnings of quantum physics...
Google Bought A Computer That Is 1,000 Times Faster Than Yours And Will Use It To Study AI (GOOG)

Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun

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World’s Most Wired Teenager Ari Dyckovsky Ari Dyckovsky at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Ari Dyckovsky was 15 when some Bose-Einstein condensate hit him right between the eyes. It didn’t really hit him between the eyes. That’s just a metaphor. But metaphors are...
Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun
Quantum Wave Fund raising $100M for startups pushing boundaries of physics

The end of Moore's Law on the horizon, says AMD

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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku believes Moore's Law has about 10 years of life left before ever-shrinking transistor sizes smack up against limitations imposed by the laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics....
The end of Moore's Law on the horizon, says AMD
Quantum cryptography: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

19-year-old girl in Egypt invents a spacecraft propulsion device

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A 19-year-old Egyptian university student called Aisha Mustafa has invented a propulsion device intended to offer spacecrafts a new method and cheaper means of energy consumption. The propulsion device promises chances of using quantum physics and chemical reactions in artificial satellites, instead of the current radioactive-based jets and ordinary rocket engines....
19-year-old girl in Egypt invents a spacecraft propulsion device

Cool for school: Education is a big hit on YouTube

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Dancing babies, cute kittens and… quantum physics? Science may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about YouTube, but the video site has seen a boom of educational content. YouTube is expected to announce Wednesday that views of educational videos have doubled on its site...
Cool for school: Education is a big hit on YouTube

Hacking book: tabloid reporters on the hook over fake stories sting

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Today's extract from the updated edition of The phone-hacking scandal: journalism on trial* is by Chris Atkins, the man who made the Starsuckers documentary. His team fed fake celebrity stories to the tabloids, six of which ended up in print.This is somewhat longer than usual, but the devil really is...
Hacking book: tabloid reporters on the hook over fake stories sting
Startup Gridcom uses photons and quantum physics for smart grid security
Clock made from a single atom could lead to a precise mass measurement

Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

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Here are the stories you clicked, shared, and spent the most time with. This week we reported on a glass coating developed by MIT that not even ketchup or mayo can resist. And Aisha Mustafa patented a new quantum physics propulsion system that could revolutionize the way we navigate the...
Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

Nasa buys into 'quantum' computer

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A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility....
Nasa buys into 'quantum' computer
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