News tagged with quantum mechanics

Better tests for Schrodinger cats (Updated)

In a classical world, objects have pre-existing properties, physical influences are local and cannot travel faster than the speed of light, and it is in principle possible to measure the properties of macroscopic systems ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Quantum Physics
shares2288 comments 5

Atoms can be in two places at the same time

Can a penalty kick simultaneously score a goal and miss? For very small objects, at least, this is possible: according to the predictions of quantum mechanics, microscopic objects can take different paths at the same time.  ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in Quantum Physics
shares383 comments 155

Physicists find a new form of quantum friction

Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum computers in the future. The researchers are building upon decades of research, ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Quantum Physics
shares125 comments 2

Researchers demonstrate 'quantum surrealism'

New research demonstrates that particles at the quantum level can in fact be seen as behaving something like billiard balls rolling along a table, and not merely as the probabilistic smears that the standard interpretation ...

dateFeb 19, 2016 in Quantum Physics
shares1895 comments 3