Physics

Columbia Study Finds New Way To Extract Energy From Black Holes

In 1969, the physicist Roger Penrose first proposed a way in which it might be possible to extract energy from a black hole.A new study builds upon similar ideas to describe how chaotic magnetic activity in the ergosphere of a black hole may produce...
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Quantum Communication Demonstrated By Two Hovering Drones

The groundwork is being laid for the quantum internet -- up in the air, at least. Here's what researchers at a Chinese university recently pulled off.
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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Dawn Of The Quantum Internet

In a huge breakthrough, a team of researchers from Caltech, Fermilab, AT&T, Harvard, NASA, and the University of Calgary teleported quantum information over a fiber-optic network of 44 kilometres.  Achieving high-fidelity quantum...
Related topics: Quantum, Fermilab, Harvard University, NASA, Space, Teleportation

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Direct Quantification Of Topological Protection In Photonic Edge States At Telecom Wavelengths

Topologically tailored photonic crystals (PhC) have opened up the possibility for attaining robust unidirectional transport of classical and quantum systems. The demand for unprecedented guiding capabilities that support unhindered transport around...
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Light-controlled Higgs Modes Found In Superconductors; Potential Sensor, Computing Uses

Even if you weren't a physics major, you've probably heard something about the Higgs boson.
Related topics: Higgs Boson, Superconductors

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Rethinking Spin Chemistry From A Quantum Perspective

Researchers at Osaka City University use quantum superposition states and Bayesian inference to create a quantum algorithm, easily executable on quantum computers, that accurately and directly calculates energy differences between the electronic...
Related topics: Quantum, Algorithms

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Tesla Extends Battery Partnership With Canadian Researchers

Tesla’s contract with the Canadian battery research team led by Jeff Dahn, Dalhousie’s professor of physics and atmospheric science and the leader of the ‘Advanced Battery Research group,’ has been altered slightly as the two...
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Alcohols Exhibit Quantum Effects

Skoltech scientists and their colleagues from the Russian Quantum Center revealed a significant role of nuclear quantum effects in the polarization of alcohol in an external electric field. Their research findings are published in The Journal of...
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Phase Diagram For Infinite Layer Nickel Superconductors

NUS physicists have developed a method to induce the transition of a rare-earth nickelate from their native perovskite form to infinite-layer structures. This allowed them to build a complete phase diagram of this nickelate superconductor.
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Using Drones To Create Local Quantum Networks

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has used drones to create a prototype of a small airborne quantum network. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe sending...
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Unknown Quantum Effect Makes Insulator Oscillate

If there are two classes of matter that electronics people can agree on, its conductors and insulators. Electrically, conductors and insulators don’t have much in common. The same has held true in the quantum physics world until some research...
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Study: X-rays Surrounding ‘magnificent 7’ May Be Traces Of Sought-after Particle

A new study, led by a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), suggests that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray...

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A Curious Observer’s Guide To Quantum Mechanics, Pt. 2: The Particle Melting Pot

One of the quietest revolutions of our current century has been the entry of quantum mechanics into our everyday technology. It used to be that quantum effects were confined to physics laboratories and delicate experiments. But modern technology...
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Alien Spacecraft Is A 'serious Possibility' For Explaining Mysterious Interstellar Object: Physicist

Are we alone in the universe? It's a question humans have been asking for thousands of years—but when a bizarrely fast, cigar-shaped interstellar object jetted past Earth on its trip through our solar system, Harvard professor Avi Loeb believes...
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Space, Harvard University

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The Physics Of Reddit's Spinning Solar System Icon

If the dots on the loading screen were planets, is their motion realistic? And can we actually model it?
Related topics: Reddit, Space

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Scientists' Discovery Is Paving The Way For Novel Ultrafast Quantum Computers

Scientists at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu have found a way to develop optical quantum computers of a new type. Central to the discovery are rare earth ions that have certain characteristics and can act as quantum bits. These...
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Physicists Propose A New Theory To Explain One Dimensional Quantum Liquids Formation

Liquids are ubiquitous in Nature: from the water that we consume daily to superfluid helium which is a quantum liquid appearing at temperatures as low as only a few degrees above the absolute zero. A common feature of these vastly different liquids...
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X-rays Surrounding 'magnificent 7' May Be Traces Of Sought-after Particle

Theoretical physicists suggest that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray emissions surrounding a group of neutron stars.
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The Incredible Physics Behind Quantum Computing

While today's computers—referred to as classical computers—continue to become more and more powerful, there is a ceiling to their advancement due to the physical limits of the materials used to make them. Quantum computing allows physicists and...
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Quixotic Californian Crusade To Officially Recognize The Hellabyte And Hellagram Is Going Hella...

The Reg speaks to Stanford boffin behind decade-long push for SI prefix In 2010, Austin Sendek, then a physics student at UC Davis, created a petition seeking recognition for prefix "hella-" as an official International System of Units (SI)...
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