Researchers have unveiled a way to test if photons display “spooky action at a distance” despite photon loss, paving the way to a secure quantum internet.
To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and right, and forward and backward. But in two physics labs, scientists have found a way to represent a fourth spatial dimension.
A complete classification could lead to a wealth of new materials and technologies. But some exotic phases continue to resist understanding.
This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear force
Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.
A few years back, a remarkable new hypothesis made its way into the scientific zeitgeist – namely, that life is an inevitable consequence of physics.
The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.
Scientists discovered a whole new continent and created a new way to attack cancer cells. Check out the greatest scientific discoveries of 2017.
String theory has so far failed to live up to its promise as a way to unite gravity and quantum mechanics. At the same time, it has blossomed into one of the
Google Doodle honors German physicist, mathematician and Nobel laureate Max Born on what would be his 135th birthday
Excitonium sounds like a made-up substance from a children’s graphic novel. But it is an actual scientific word, coined 50 years ago to describe new a type of matter, which scientists believed should exist, but weren’t able to prove-until now. Physicists at the University of Illinois said that they have now proven that excitonium really …
As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, theyâre rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information.
Edward Witten reflects on the meaning of dualities in physics and math, emergent space-time, and the pursuit of a complete description of nature.
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And Paul Halpern’s new book, ‘The Quantum Labyrinth,’ is the perfect way to see how.
New data tracking the movements of millions of Milky Way stars have effectively ruled out the presence of a âdark diskâ that could have offered important clues
Particles known as “bottom mesons” are not decaying in the way the Standard Model of particle physics says they should, and it’s causing some excitement
You’ve probably read about how the Universe is expanding, and has been expanding since the beginning of time. Over the course of 13.8 billion years or so, it’s stretched from the size of a billionth of a proton to the vast, unknowable expanse it is today. In fact, recent research suggests that it’s actually expanding faster than our current laws of physics can explain, and that’s kind of a problem.
Dark matter: The mystery substance physics still can’t identify that makes up the majority of our universe
Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is come up empty.
Physicists theorize that a new âtraversableâ kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.
D-Wave system shows quantum computers can learn to detect particle signatures in mountains of data, but doesn’t outpace conventional methods — yet
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A hint that neutrinos behave differently than antineutrinos suggests an answer to one the biggest questions in physics.
KARACHI: A 17-year-old high school student in Pakistan replicated a physics visualization, and developed results that surprised some older scientists, he exalted the name of country in the world by…
A chance astronomical discovery illuminates the thin divide between chaos and order.
There is no red pill.
For the first time, astronomers have detail on the 3D pattern of warping that occurs when black holes with masses of 31 and 25 times that of the sun collide
The universe has not cooperated with physicistsâ hopes. In desperation, many are looking for new ways to search for surprises at the Large Hadron Collider.
We’re building a 1,300km-long underground science experiment to study the world’s most elusive particles
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) could help unravel the mysteries of antimatter and complete scientists’ next model of the universe.
Japanese scientists invent an approach to quantum computing that renders a far larger number of calculations more efficiently than existing quantum computers.