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(Phys.org) —It was an interesting week for physics research, as a team at MIT began taking a second look at pilot-wave theory—they're wondering if, when looked at a certain way , fluid mechanics might suggest an alternative to quantum orthodoxy—they're taking a new ...
Quantum correlation can imply causation (Update)
Does taking a drug and then getting better mean that the drug made you better? Did that tax cut really stimulate the economy or did it recover on its own? The problem of answering such questions - of inferring ...
Materials theory combines strength, stiffness and toughness of composites into a single design map
Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of composite ...
Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch
An origami paper-folding pattern called the square twist is the basis of a microscopic switch that Cornell physicists say could lead to origami-inspired materials and machines.
Quantum sensor's advantages survive entanglement breakdown
The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing—solving problems that classical computers can't, perfectly secure communication—depends on a phenomenon called "entanglement," in which the ...
Squeezable nano electromechanical switches with quantum tunneling function
A longstanding problem in designing nanoscale electromechanical switches is the tendency for metal-to-metal contacts to stick together, locking the switch in an "on" position. MIT electrical engineering graduate ...
The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave
(Phys.org)—Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at ...