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Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement

Last year, physicists provided strong support for quantum entanglement, the seemingly far-out idea that two particles, no matter how distant from each other in...

Scientists discover energy difference between two quantum states

A kiwi physicist has discovered the energy difference between two quantum states in the helium atom with unprecedented accuracy This is a ground-breaking discovery that...

Quantum leap for Einstein’s equivalence principle

How Einstein’s equivalence principle extends to the quantum world has been puzzling physicists for decades, but a team including a University of Queensland researcher...

A surprising way to stabilize chaotic high-power lasers: More chaos

An international, Yale-led research team has taken a new approach to stabilizing high-power lasers: They’re fighting chaos with chaos. There has been a rapidly growing demand...
New materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy

New materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy

Imagine being able to power your car partly from the heat that its engine gives off. Or what if you could get a portion of...

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for data storage and information techs

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behavior involving the...
Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers...
The universe’s rate of expansion is in dispute and we may need new physics to solve it

The universe’s rate of expansion is in dispute and we may need new physics...

Next time you eat a blueberry (or chocolate chip) muffin consider what happened to the blueberries in the batter as it was baked. The blueberries...

Einstein’s general relativity near supermassive black hole finally confirmed

Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time clearly revealed the effects of Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of...

Scientists discover surprising behaviors of superconductor with one of the world’s strongest magnets

New finding could help direct the search for materials that can perfectly conduct electricity at room temperature What happens when really powerful magnets--capable of producing...