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New quantum breakthrough could offer new direction for communication tech

Quantum communication has the potential to become the ultimate secure communication channel. Not only is it nearly impossible to eavesdrop on quantum communication, but those...

Teleportation helps create live musical performance, says study

Teleportation is most commonly the stuff of science fiction and, for many, would conjure up the immortal phrase "Beam me up Scotty". However, a new...

Scientists detect black hole swallows much smaller mysterious object

In August of 2019, the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave network witnessed the merger of a black hole with 23 times the mass of our sun and...

New gold nanoparticle could purify water of difficult pollutants

Researchers have found a promising technology for clearing water of pollutants: a new nanoparticle that converts light to heat. Trace amounts of contaminants such as...

Black hole collision may have exploded with light

When two black holes spiral around each other and ultimately collide, they send out ripples in space and time called gravitational waves. Because black holes...

Scientists find mystery object in the ‘mass gap’ between neutron stars and black holes

When the most massive stars die, they collapse under their own gravity and leave behind black holes. When stars that are a bit less massive...

Dark matter detector picks up unexplained new signal

The XENON1T detector, tucked into an Italian mountainside to search for signs of a mysterious substance in the universe called dark matter, has picked...

Teleportation is possible in the quantum world, says study

"Beam me up" is one of the most famous catchphrases from the Star Trek series. It is the command issued when a character wishes to...

Exoplanets with oceans could be common in our Milky Way galaxy, shows study

Several years ago, planetary scientist Lynnae Quick began to wonder whether any of the more than 4,000 known exoplanets or planets beyond our solar...

Astronomers detect curious radio waves from unknown source outside our galaxy

A team of astronomers, including researchers at MIT, has picked up on a curious, repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts emanating from an unknown...