Does the quantum wave function represent reality?
Planning algorithms evaluate probability of success, suggest low-risk alternatives
Imagine that you could tell your phone that you want to drive from your house in Boston to a hotel in upstate New York, that you want to stop for lunch at an Applebee's at about 12:30, and that you don't ...
Does probability come from quantum physics?
(Phys.org)—Ever since Austrian scientist Erwin Schrodinger put his unfortunate cat in a box, his fellow physicists have been using something called quantum theory to explain and understand the nature of waves and particles.
Winning While Losing: New Strategy Solves 'Two-Envelope' Paradox
Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking
Better robot vision: Neglected statistical tool could help robots better understand the objects in the world around them
Object recognition is one of the most widely studied problems in computer vision. But a robot that manipulates objects in the world needs to do more than just recognize them; it also needs to understand their ...
Physicist finds that E. coli replicate close to thermodynamic limits of efficiency
All living things must obey the laws of physics—including the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the universe's disorder, or entropy, can only grow. Highly ordered cells and organisms appear ...
Discovery could lead to more difficult Sudoku puzzles
Time likely to end within 5 billion years, physicists calculate
NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit
(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to advances in experimental design, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have achieved a record-low probability of error in quantum information processing ...
Computer chip that computes probabilities and not logic
Paper stirs up controversy over the nature of the quantum wave function
UQ researchers break the law -- of physics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UQ Science researchers have proved two famous physical laws that have been widely used for the past 25 years do not always work.
Novel membrane reveals water molecules will bounce off a liquid surface
Consider the nearest water surface: a half-full glass on your desk, a puddle outside your window, or a lake across town. All of these surfaces represent liquid-vapor interfaces, where liquid meets air. Molecules of water ...