Quantum shortcut could speed up many quantum technologies
Quantum Criticality in life's proteins (Update)
Paleontologists discover the first dinosaur fossil in Washington state
Burke Museum paleontologists have published a description of the first dinosaur fossil from Washington state. The fossil was collected by a Burke Museum research team along the shores of Sucia Island State ...
Best of Last Week – A quantum shortcut, a ten-engine plane and cell phones that bother babies in utero
Magnetic-field detector is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors
MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical ...
3,000 atoms entangled with a single photon
Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon. The results, published today in the journal Nature, repres ...
Star power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project seeks new path
In 1985, then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan launched one of the unlikeliest ideas of the Cold War.
Study shows Colorado's biggest storms can happen any time
In a state known for its dramatic weather and climate, Colorado's history of extreme precipitation varies considerably by season and location, according to a new study led by the Cooperative Institute for ...
Quantum physics on tap: Nano-sized faucet offers experimental support for longstanding quantum theory
We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids.
New research explores when quantum systems get critical
An international team of scientists from China and Australia have released research that has probed how quantum matter changes when it makes a 'quantum phase transition'.
Study reveals fruit flies exhibit the building blocks of emotion
A fruit fly starts buzzing around food at a picnic, so you wave your hand over the insect and shoo it away. But when the insect flees the scene, is it doing so because it is actually afraid? Using fruit flies ...
Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons, set the stage for room-temperature superconductivity
Tuning up Rydberg atoms for quantum information applications
Rydberg atoms, atoms whose outermost electrons are highly excited but not ionized, might be just the thing for processing quantum information. These outsized atoms can be sustained for a long time in a quantum ...
Researchers measure giant "internal waves" that help regulate climate
Once a day, a wave as tall as the Empire State Building and as much as a hundred miles wide forms in the waters between Taiwan and the Philippines and rolls across the South China Sea – but on the surface, ...