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New Theory Suggests Quantum Effects Caused by Interacting Parallel Worlds

November 13, 2014

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Quantum Weirdness Caused by Interacting Parallel Worlds

A new theory of quantum mechanics presumes not only that parallel worlds exist, but also that their mutual interaction is what gives rise to all quantum effects observed in nature. The theory, first published by Professor Bill Poirier four years ago, has recently attracted attention from the foundational physics community, leading to an invited Commentary […]

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New Approach May Enable Portable Atomic Clocks

November 12, 2014

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New Approach to Atomic Timekeeping

A team of researchers from MIT and Draper Laboratory has developed a new approach to atomic timekeeping that may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic clocks. What time is it? The answer, no matter what your initial reference may be — a wristwatch, a smartphone, or an alarm clock — will always trace back […]

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Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Milestone

November 6, 2014

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Milestone Reached in Accelerating Particles with Plasma

Researchers hit a milestone in demonstrating the practicality of plasma wakefield acceleration, boosting bunches of electrons to energies 400 to 500 times higher than they could reach traveling the same distance in a conventional accelerator. Menlo Park, California — Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of California, Los […]

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Scientists Use String Field Theory to Validate Quantum Mechanics

November 5, 2014

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String Field Theory Linked to Quantum Mechanics

A new study uses string field theory to try to validate quantum mechanics, proposing a link that could open the door to using string field theory — or a broader version of it, called M-theory — as the basis of all physics. “This could solve the mystery of where quantum mechanics comes from,” said Itzhak […]

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CWRU Theoretical Physicists Suggest Dark Matter May Be Massive

November 4, 2014

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Theoretical Physicists Suggest Dark Matter May Be Massive

In a new study, theoretical physicists from Case Western Reserve University suggest that dark matter may be massive and that the Standard Model may account for it. The physics community has spent three decades searching for and finding no evidence that dark matter is made of tiny exotic particles. Case Western Reserve University theoretical physicists […]

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Physicists Propose Existence of Parallel Universes, Challenge Quantum Science

October 30, 2014

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Scientists Propose Existence of Parallel Worlds

In a newly published study, physicists propose that parallel universes really exist and that they interact and influence one another by a subtle force of repulsion. Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the existence of, and interactions between, parallel universes. In a paper published […]

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New Research Suggests Electron Wave Function Can Be Split and Trapped

October 29, 2014

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New Research Suggests Electron Wave Function Can Be Separated into Many Parts

A newly published study from Brown University suggests that the quantum state of an electron — the electron’s wave function — can be shattered into pieces and trapped. Providence, Rhode Island (Brown University) — New research by physicists from Brown University puts the profound strangeness of quantum mechanics in a nutshell — or, more accurately, […]

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Physicists Produce New Evidence for an Exotic Superconducting State

October 27, 2014

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New Evidence for an Exotic Superconducting State

A newly published study led by Brown University reveals new evidence for an exotic superconducting state that can arise when a superconductor is exposed to a strong magnetic field. Providence, Rhode Island (Brown University) — Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has […]

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Chip-Scale Device Enables Yale Engineers to ‘See Without Looking’

October 20, 2014

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Yale Engineers Develop a Chip Scale Device That Uses Interaction Free Measurement

Engineers at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science have developed a chip-scale device that uses the wave-particle duality of single photons to sense the presence of an object without interacting with it – a technique known as “interaction-free measurement.” “Our device uses silicon photonics to create interaction-free measurement on an integrated chip—something previously […]

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Mysterious Signal – A Potential Indication of Dark Matter

October 16, 2014

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Mysterious Signal Sheds Light on Dark Matter Evidence of Axions

New research from the University of Leicester provides the first potential indication of the direct detection of Dark Matter. Space scientists at the University of Leicester have detected a curious signal in the X-ray sky – one that provides a tantalizing insight into the nature of mysterious Dark Matter. The Leicester team has found what […]

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Neutron Scattering Experiments Reveal New Quantum Properties of H2O and H2

October 10, 2014

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Physicists Reveal New Quantum Properties of H2O and H2

New neutron scattering experiments reveal the existence of quantum selection rules in molecules and could open the door to new insights about the quantum properties of molecules by providing a unique testing ground for quantum theory. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) have uncovered the first known quantum selection rule in molecules, a […]

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Yale Engineers Develop Hybrid System for Quantum Communication

October 9, 2014

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Yale Engineers Develop System for Quantum Communication

Using microwaves and magnets, researchers at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science developed a hybrid system for quantum communication. Yale engineers have developed a hybrid system that strongly couples magnons—the smallest unit of measurement for a magnetic spin excitation—with microwave photons. According to the researchers, the hybrid system achieved an ultrahigh coherence between […]

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Physicists Discover Negative Photoconductivity in Monolayer MoS2

October 7, 2014

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New Mechanism of Photoconduction Could Lead to Next Generation Excitonic Devices

Physicists at MIT have discovered that shining light on a single layer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) can make the material less conductive. It’s a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer chips and solar cells, will make it more conductive. But now researchers have discovered that […]

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Nanoparticles Allows Physicists to Select the Direction of Light

October 6, 2014

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Nanoparticles Break the Symmetry of Light

Using an unusual kind of coupling between spin and the direction of propagation, physicists from the Vienna University of Technology are able to select the direction that nanoparticles can emit light into ultra-thin glass fibers. How can a beam of light tell the difference between left and right? At the Vienna University of Technology (TU […]

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“Perfect Fluid” Reveals Clues about the Young Universe Microseconds after the Big Bang

October 3, 2014

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Researchers Develop a Way to Probe the Kind of Matter that Dominated the Universe Immediately After the Big Bang

Nuclear scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have made the most precise extraction to date of a key property of the quark-gluon plasma, which reveals the microscopic structure of this almost perfect liquid. By combining data from two high-energy accelerators, nuclear scientists have refined the measurement of a remarkable property […]

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NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases

September 29, 2014

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CAL Cools Atoms to Ultracold Temperatures

Researchers will use NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory to study ultra-cold quantum gases, exploring how atoms interact in microgravity when they have almost no motion due to such cold temperatures. Like dancers in a chorus line, atoms’ movements become synchronized when lowered to extremely cold temperatures. To study this bizarre phenomenon, called a Bose-Einstein condensate, researchers […]

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Researchers Track Interactions Between Individual DNA Molecule Segments

September 25, 2014

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Single Unlabeled Biomolecules Detected Through Light

Using an optical microstructure and gold nanoparticles, researchers at the Max Planck Institute have amplified the interaction of light with DNA to the extent that they can now track interactions between individual DNA molecule segments. Being able to track individual biomolecules and observe them at work is every biochemist’s dream. This would enable the scientists […]

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UNIGE Physicists Teleport Quantum State of a Photon to a Crystal

September 22, 2014

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Physicists Teleport Quantum State of a Photon to a Crystal Over 25 Kilometers of Fiber

Quantum physicists have teleported the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometers of optical fiber, smashing the previous record of 6 kilometers. Physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometers of optical fiber. The experiment, carried […]

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