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Do classical laws arise from quantum laws?

“The physics community is mostly divided into two groups,” Johannes Kofler tells “One group believes that quantum theory is underlying the classical world, and that classical physics comes from the quantu ...

Nov 12, 2007 4.5 / 5 (105) 12 feature

The New New Math of String Theory

At the beginning of the last century, Albert Einstein posited a now famous theory that forever linked geometry and fundamental physics. According to general relativity, spacetime is curved, and that curvature ...

Jun 20, 2006 3.5 / 5 (132) 2

Physicists reveal water's secrets

It's essential to all life, and numerous research papers are published about it every year. Yet there are still secrets to reveal about water, that seemingly simple compound we know as H2O.

Mar 03, 2007 4.3 / 5 (106) 0

Producing Dark Matter

“Colliders have been the tool of choice for particle physicists to look at smaller and smaller particles. All a sudden we are realizing that we can use them not only to understand things at smaller scales, but for understanding ...

May 02, 2006 4.7 / 5 (95) 0 feature

Ultra-Fast Quantum-Dot Information Storage

The information-storage market is dominated by two main types: Flash memory, used in memory sticks and cell phones, and dynamic random access memory (DRAM), which is the main memory in a personal computer. Both types have ...

Mar 21, 2008 4.7 / 5 (95) 8 feature