News tagged with nature physics

Long live the qubit!

A quantum computer is a device -- still largely theoretical -- that could perform some types of calculations much more rapidly than classical computers. While a bit in a classical computer can represent either ...

Jun 02, 2011 4.9 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast

The forming of folded structures

What do the convolutions of the brain, the emergence of wrinkles, the formation of mountain chains, and fingerprints have in common? All these structures, albeit very different, result from the same process: ...

Nov 05, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 0