Catalysts can stop working when atoms on the surface start moving. At the Vienna University of Technology, this dance of the atoms could now be observed and explained.
It's only three lines of simple math for a human, but a small victory for a quantum computer. Researchers in China report in Physical Review Letters that they can solve two linear equations by manipulating four entangled photons. Their demonstration-the rough equivalent of solving for x and y in the...
Tiny particles of matter called quantum dots, which emit light with exceptionally pure and bright colors, have found a prominent role as biological markers. In addition, they are realizing their potential in computer and television screens, and have promise in solid-state lighting.
By employing the most powerful supercomputers to calculate comet impact events, scientists found that the materials and chemical reactions from these events brought an abundance of life building organic compounds to Earth. Before this happened, early Earth was not very hospitable when it came to jum...
A new phenomenon discovered in ultracold atoms of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) could offer new insight into the quantum mechanical world and be a step toward applications in "atomtronics"—the use of ultracold atoms as circuit components.
Quantum teleportation is nothing new. Now, though, they've made a new breakthrough. Researchers have succeeded in teleporting information between two clouds of gas atoms--several times.
Before you think that "time cloaks," or temporal cloaks, have anything to do with the Doctor, think again. They don't allow users to travel through time like a certain blue box, but they do have a myriad of practical applications. Researchers have recently developed a method for temporal cloaking th...
Can cloud formation, precipitation or thunderstorms be influenced by laser light irradiation? This issue has been investigated by researchers from KIT’s Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research.
The HT-7 Tokamak will ultimately become a museum exhibit, showcasing an important period of history and bearing witness to fusion research developments in China over the past two decades.
Magnets always have a north and south pole. Now, a team of physicists have managed to create a new type of artificial monopole in a solid; essentially, they've produced a type of pole that doesn't possess an opposing force on its opposite end.
On 1 June 1983 physicists at CERN announced that they had directly observed the Z boson. This discovery was greeted with jubilation as it confirmed the electroweak theory, a cornerstone of the Standard Model of particle physics developed during the 1970s.