Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?
New research by physicists from Brown University puts the profound strangeness of quantum mechanics in a nutshell—or, more accurately, in a helium bubble.
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
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 ...
Physicists investigate lower dimensions of the universe
Physicists describe how to make time-reversed light pulses
Thin, active invisibility cloak demonstrated for first time
(Phys.org) —Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility ...
Prediction or cause? Information theory may hold the key
Scientists view a quantum jump in real time
Atomic clocks prove the stability of a fundamental physical constant
Are the fundamental constants really constant? Recent investigations carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have shown that one essential fundamental constant – namely the mass ratio ...