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A Truly 'Super' Fluid

In the world of quantum mechanics, surprising discoveries are often made. For instance, what happens when you take a fermionic superfluid and convert it into a bosonic superfluid? The answer: a new superfluid that has surprising ...

Mar 23, 2006 4.7 / 5 (94) 0 feature

Nanobacteria - Are They Alive?

Tiny particles called nanobacteria have intrigued researchers in many ways since their discovery 20 years ago, but perhaps the most controversial question they pose is whether or not they are alive.

Apr 23, 2008 4.6 / 5 (95) 9 feature

New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Prime numbers have intrigued curious thinkers for centuries. On one hand, prime numbers seem to be randomly distributed among the natural numbers with no other law than that of chance. But ...

May 08, 2009 4.5 / 5 (97) 41 feature

Quantum Computing Steps Forward

With the University of Michigan’s latest production of a quantum chip, it’s another step forward for quantum computers that will someday dwarf the abilities of today’s machines. ...

Jan 20, 2006 4.1 / 5 (103) 0 feature

Can Newton's 2nd Law be Violated on Earth?

Astrophysicists have found evidence that a corrected version of Newton’s 2nd Law (which deals with the acceleration of mass) works well on the grand scale of the universe. These modifications to Newtonian physics are known ...

Mar 20, 2007 3.6 / 5 (117) 0 feature

Physicists Store Images in Vapor

Books are written on solid pieces of paper for an obvious reason: the atoms in a solid don’t move around much, keeping the words and pictures in place for centuries. Trying to store letters and images in ...

Jun 23, 2008 4.5 / 5 (94) 4 feature