News tagged with quantum mechanics

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 causal relationships ...

dateMar 23, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Quantum computing moves forward

New technologies that exploit quantum behavior for computing and other applications are closer than ever to being realized due to recent advances, according to a review article published this week in the journal Science.

dateMar 08, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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When fluid dynamics mimic quantum mechanics

In the early days of quantum physics, in an attempt to explain the wavelike behavior of quantum particles, the French physicist Louis de Broglie proposed what he called a "pilot wave" theory. According to de Broglie, moving ...

dateJul 29, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Playing quantum tricks with measurements

A team of physicists at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, performed an experiment that seems to contradict the foundations of quantum theory—at first glance. The team led by Rainer Blatt reversed a quantum measurement ...

dateFeb 15, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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