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Quantum Mechanics

Stephen Hawking's New Black Hole Idea May Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.25.2015 | Science

How do you escape from a black hole? Stephen Hawking has an idea. In front of a crowd of scientists and reporters at KTH Royal Institute of ...

Quantum Computing Is About To Overturn Cybersecurity's Balance Of Power

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Quantum computers are already here in a limited form, and fully functional versions are on the way. They will be as transformative for mankind as were the mainframe computers, personal computers, and smartphones that we all use. As do all advancing technologies, they will also create new nightmares. The most worrisome development will be in cryptography.

Scientists Create Laser The Size Of A Grain Of Rice

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.16.2015 | Science

It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: a laser no bigger than a grain of rice that uses one-billionth of the electric current neede...

David Freeman

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Science

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought. New res...

'Quantum Weirdness' and 'Many Interacting Worlds'

Bill Poirier | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science
Bill Poirier

I'm writing to explain in basic terms how I was led to create what has come to be called the "many interacting worlds" theory of quantum mechanics, how it works, and what it might mean. I stress at the outset, though, that this new theory does not prove anything definitive about the true nature of quantum reality, at least not yet.

David Freeman

Radical New Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the jou...

I'm With Stupid: Undead Cats and Other Stuff I Don't Get

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.26.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm not saying it's OK to poison cats -- it's not; it's animal cruelty -- and I'm not saying I want to poison my cat. I'm just saying I would find it very selfless of him if he were to volunteer for the experiment.

New Simulation May Resolve Time Travel Paradox

Scientific American | Lee Billings | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science

On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and ...

Time Travel with Einstein, Just Around My Corner: Princeton's Einstein Museum

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.29.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

Down in Princeton, there is a shop that holds a true gem--the only Einstein museum in America. Einstein at his citizenship ceremony in Trent...

This Is What The World Looks Like, According To Quantum Mechanics

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts

The realm of quantum mechanics tells us that humans experience 40 conscious moments per second. These individual frames, or sequences of "now," amount...

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.21.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My...

The Revolution That Didn't Happen

Victor Stenger | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

Forty years after Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics, we can see unequivocally that the "New Age" revolution in human consciousness never happened. Nevertheless, its vibrations still find resonance with many of those who have rejected traditional religion and say they are "not religious but spiritual."

Toward a Quantum Theory of Gravity? (Part 1)

Mario Livio | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

If confirmed, the recently detected potential ripples from the Big Bang represent an imprint on the cosmic microwave background by gravitational waves. Those gravitational waves are produced through a quantum process, providing, for the first time (again, if confirmed), evidence that gravity is governed by quantum mechanics. This point cannot be overemphasized.

Here's A Way To Appreciate Quantum Mechanics Even If You Know Nothing About Science

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

For three years photographer Alejandro Guijarro traveled from one quantum mechanics institute to another, exploring the scientific havens that serve a...

Has Black Hole Paradox Finally Been Resolved?

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science

Every black hole conceals a secret — the quantum remains of the star from which it formed, say a group of scientists, who also predict that these ...

Microscope Uses Spooky 'Entangled' Light For Sharper Images

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 03.05.2014 | Science

The first microscope that uses the eerie trick of quantum entanglement to increase its sensitivity has been developed by Japanese researchers. The ne...

Time Travel Not Ruled Out by the Laws of Physics

Mark M. Wilde | Posted 02.10.2014 | Science
Mark M. Wilde

At certain "locations" in spacetime, there is a wormhole such that, if you jump in, you'll emerge at some point in the past. To the best of our knowledge, these time loops are not ruled out by the laws of physics.

Could THIS Give Super Computers Big Boost?

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

Quantum computers could crack codes and run more complex simulations than current machines, but actually building one is hard to do. The bits that s...

'Spooky' Achievement Brings Advanced Computers Step Closer To Reality

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scient...

What Quantum Computers Will Mean For Artificial Intelligence

natureheader | Devin Powell | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

Quantum computers of the future will have the potential to give artificial intelligence a major boost, a series of studies suggests. These computers,...

Physicist's 'Cat' Comes Alive In Strange New Studies

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science

The strangeness of the world of the very small that allows a particle to be in two states at once may extend to larger scales, two new studies reveal...

Speed Of Light May Not Be Constant After All, Physicists Say

Posted 04.29.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/28/2013 09:35 AM EDT on LiveScience The speed of light is constant, or so textbooks say....

Key Einstein Theory Faces Toughest Test Yet

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/25/2013 02:02 PM EDT on SPACE.com An extreme pair of superdense stars orbiting each other has put Einstein's gen...

New 'Entanglement' Study Confirms Phenomenon Einstein Called 'Spooky'

Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/22/2013 07:49 AM EDT on LiveScience The weird way entangled particles stay connected even wh...

Famous Thought Experiment Finally Becomes Reality

Posted 03.17.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/15/2013 09:06 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have finally performed a famous experiment de...