Physicists show self-correcting quantum computers are theoretically possible
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New high-speed camera system reveals what snow looks like in midair
University of Utah researchers developed a high-speed camera system that spent the past two winters photographing snowflakes in 3-D as they fell – and they don't look much like those perfect-but-rare snowflakes ...
A piece of the quantum puzzle: High level of controllability needed to explore ideas in quantum simulations
While the Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara has been focusing on quantum computation, former postdoctoral fellow Pedram Roushan and several colleagues have been exploring qubits (quantum bits) for quantum ...
Quantum algorithm breakthrough
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia, has demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation for the first time. ...
Asteroid Apophis could experience landslides when it passes near Earth
Long-term evolution is 'surprisingly predictable,' experiment shows
(Phys.org) —A protein-folding simulation shows that the debated theory of long-term evolution is not only possible, but that the outcomes are predictable. The Stanford experiment provides a framework for ...
Researchers find temperature feedback magnifying climate warming in Arctic
Simulations show Eurasia more than twice as likely to have harsh winters due to sea ice melting
Simulations show Mercury may have been victim of hit-and-run collision
Researchers claim satellite data proves global warming caused by humans
Physicists use magnetism simulation software to model US presidential elections
Astronomers unravel 20-year dark matter mystery with new computer models
(Phys.org) —Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin believe they have discovered the answer to a 20-year debate over how the mysterious cosmic "dark matter" is distributed in small galaxies. Graduate ...
Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties
Researchers at the universities of Chicago and Wisconsin-Madison raise the possibility of designing ultrastable glasses at the molecular level via a vapor-deposition process. Ultrastable glasses could find ...