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Quantum computing now one step closer with defect-free logic gate
What does hair styling have in common with quantum computing? The braiding pattern has inspired scientists as a potential new approach to quantum calculation. The idea is to rely on a network of intersecting chains, or nanowires, ...
Physicist suggests some types of wormholes may stay open long enough to send a photon through
Water in the solar system predates the Sun
Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to evaluating the possibility of life on other planets. Identifying the original source of Earth's water is key to understanding how life-fostering ...
Time reversal findings may open doors to the future
(Phys.org)—Imagine a cell phone charger that recharges your phone remotely without even knowing where it is; a device that targets and destroys tumors, wherever they are in the body; or a security field ...
Physics team proposes a way to create an actual space-time crystal
Squeezed laser will bring gravitational waves to the light of day
A quantum phenomenon allows detectors which sense oscillations of space-time to measure with 50 percent more accuracy.
Physicists discover new way to visualize warped space and time
(PhysOrg.com) -- When black holes slam into each other, the surrounding space and time surge and undulate like a heaving sea during a storm. This warping of space and time is so complicated that physicists ...
Scientists gear up to take a picture of a black hole
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, astronomers, physicists and scientists from related fields will convene in Tucson, Ariz. from across the world to discuss an endeavor that only a few years ago would have been regarded as nothing less ...
Physicists continue work to abolish time as fourth dimension of space
Metamaterials used to mimic the Big Crunch
Planners for hypersonic SpaceLiner craft propose a 50 year timeline
Researchers say atomic clocks now good enough to measure Earth's geoid
Gravitational lens reveals details of distant, ancient galaxy
Thanks to the presence of a natural "zoom lens" in space, University of Chicago scientists working with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have obtained a uniquely close-up look at the brightest gravitationally ...