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Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as long-lived qubits
Artificial materials are revealing how living things work
Theoretical physicists are caricatured in the popular imagination as only involved in abstruse and difficult-to-imagine topics. But some of these theoretical physicists are involved in something closer to ...
Good vibes: Coupling electron spin states and carbon nanotube vibrations
Time's quantum arrow has a preferred direction: BaBar experiment confirms time asymmetry
(Phys.org)—Time marches relentlessly forward for you and me; watch a movie in reverse, and you'll quickly see something is amiss. But from the point of view of a single, isolated particle, the passage of ...
Harmonic holograms: High-speed three-dimensional imaging captures biological dynamics
Engineers investigate why the cochlea is coiled
Big Bang simulated in metamaterial shows time travel is impossible
A fun way of understanding Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
Many people fail to realize just how much energy there is locked up in matter. The nucleus of any atom is an oven of intense radiation, and when you open the oven door, that energy spills out; oftentimes ...
Sets & the city: World Science Festival 2012, New York-style (Part 1 of 2)
Physicists create sonic black hole in the lab
CERN physicists trap antihydrogen atoms for more than 16 minutes (w/ video)
Trapping antihydrogen atoms at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has become so routine that physicists are confident that they can soon begin experiments on this rare antimatter equivalent ...