News tagged with quantum mechanics

A one-way street for spinning atoms

Elementary particles have a property called "spin" that can be thought of as rotation around their axes. In work reported this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, MIT physicists have imposed a stri ...

Aug 30, 2012 4.9 / 5 (8) 7 | with audio podcast

Entanglement study makes a quantum leap

Some scientists have likened it to voodoo, while Albert Einstein called it just plain "spooky." In the bizarre realm of quantum mechanics, entanglement is the phenomenon in which two seemingly distinct particles control each ...

Jul 09, 2012 4.7 / 5 (19) 14