News tagged with quantum mechanics

Building a better mouse trap, from the atoms up

For most of human history, the discovery of new materials has been a crapshoot. But now, UConn researchers have systematized the search with machine learning that can scan millions of theoretical compounds for qualities that ...

dateMar 04, 2016 in Polymers
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Upper limit found for quantum world

The quantum world and our world of perception obey different natural laws. Leiden physicists search for the border between both worlds. Now they suggest an upper limit in a study reported in Physical Review Letters.

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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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
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What's the point of theoretical physics?

You don't have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Discoveries such as gravitational waves and the Higgs boson can inspire wonder at the complex beauty of the universe no matter how ...

dateFeb 12, 2016 in General Physics
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Mechanical quanta see the light

Interconnecting different quantum systems is important for future quantum computing architectures, but has proven difficult to achieve. Researchers from the TU Delft and the University of Vienna have now realized a first ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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