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Quantum Physics

Scientists Capture The Sound Of A Single Atom

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.12.2014 | Science

What does an atom sound like? Apparently it's a "D-note." That's according to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden,...

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 ...

Naïve Realism, or the Strange Case of Physics and Fake Philosophers (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Scientists have assigned the role of Mister Answer to science, the source of knowledge on every subject. This is peculiar because science does not accept a complete body of knowledge at any one time as final, therefore no answer can be final. This is how science progresses. Scientists, though, often forget that.

Particle Map Hailed As 'Great Breakthrough'

LiveScience | Kelly Dickerson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science

For the first time ever, physicists have mapped the path that particles are most likely to take when moving from one quantum state to another. In p...

Watching Schrödinger's Cat Die

Robert Sanders | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science
Robert Sanders

University of California, Berkeley, physicists have, for the first time, showed that, in fact, it's possible to follow the metaphorical cat through the whole process, whether he lives or dies in the end.

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter Into the Evolution of the Physical Universe? Part 3

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

To rationally settle this issue one needs an adequate conceptual framework. Finding one is not easy, however. That's because the dynamics involved is described in three different incompatible languages.

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

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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...

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...

Scientists Finally May Have Solved Long-Standing Black Hole Mystery

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallow...

Sherlock Holmes Versus God Almighty: Who Is More Real? The Multiverse Says Go With the Gumshoe

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Greater comfort, I think, is to be found in the realization that infinity is as problematic for science as it is for religion. Much as an infinitely perfect God leads to logical clashes with reality, an infinite multiverse bedevils attempts to apply tools such as probabilities to our understanding of the world.

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter into the Evolution of the Physical Universe?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Pick at random any TV show about the universe, and the visuals will be dominated by a black void sprinkled with billions of galaxies. Such images give the impression of a vast emptiness foreign to human existence.

Breaking Up (With an Old House) Is Hard to Do

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Today, as my empty house and I sat quietly together amid the shifting shadows at the spot where the piano had resided for those 25 years, there were some tears. How could there not be?

Chilly Atoms Help Physicists Pin Down Value Of 'Big G'

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science

Physicists have used the quantum nature of matter to obtain a highly precise value for the universal gravitational constant, the 'big G' that appears ...

The Top Eight Reasons I Made the Move: Princeton, One Man's Paradise

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Princeton has already become a wonderful home for me, and has helped me grow intellectually and in other ways, as well. May you also find the wealth that I have discovered here.

Simple Thought Experiment Helps Answer 'Arrow Of Time' Question

Inside Science | Gabriel Popkin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) -- Almost nothing is more obvious than the fact that time flows from the past, which we remember, toward the future, which we don’t...

A Big Bang Easter?

Mark Barger Elliott | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Mark Barger Elliott

Could Jesus' resurrection be plausible in a universe governed by the mysterious and jaw-dropping reality of quantum physics?

Cosmos Peacefully Settles the Score

Community Advocate Stuart | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science
Community Advocate Stuart

The message of Cosmos to people of faith is that divinity is a human exercise; that what makes us special isn't a book; that despite our ultimate insignificance, we can still understand the nature of the universe and our place in it; and that it is not a betrayal of faith to ask questions.

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

David Blake | Posted 05.26.2014 | Science
David Blake

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.

'Collision Course' in the Science of Consciousness: Grand Theories to Clash at Tucson Conference

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The nature of consciousness, the reality it conveys, and our place in the universe remains unknown. Since ancient times, two types of views have approached these problems.

Fantasy Physics: Should Einstein Have Won 7 Nobel Prizes?

A. Douglas Stone | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
A. Douglas Stone

While Einstein himself barely dwelt on honors, it is an interesting exercise to ask how many Nobel-caliber breakthroughs Einstein made during his productive research career. This analysis has a bit in common with fantasy sports.

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...

Bizarre New 'Particle' Doesn't Behave Like One

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

Physicists can spend years seeking new particles to illuminate aspects of nature's laws, but an international team decided instead to make their own ...

'Atomtronics' Researchers Reach Major Milestone

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 02.17.2014 | Science

A memory effect that is crucial in electronics has been seen for the first time in a cloud of ultracold atoms. The phenomenon represents a milestone i...

The Day My Daughter Fell

Dustin Fisher | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dustin Fisher

On a Wednesday in late May, I brought my 11-month-old Mabel back inside from a walk. I had just received my wife's text message that she was on the Metro and I was in a hurry to get the baby dinner before we left to pick her up. As I was holding the frozen fish under the faucet, I heard a loud crash.

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? For a tiny fraction of the population who believe they have experienced God directly, this is a spiritu...