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Quantum computing? Yes, No and Maybe

Monday, 23 September 2013

Canadian company D-Wave has sold its machine to Google and NASA but question marks remain over how it works.

Tests confirm Standard Model for fundamental particles

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

CERN collider measures decay of rare particle that backs theory of origin of universe

Running the ALPHA experiment.

Physicists zoom in on antimatter behaviour

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A new experiment has been devised that could answer one of particle physics’ greatest questions: do the same laws of gravity apply to antimatter?

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The art of physics

Monday, 22 April 2013

Julian Berengut’s research into the fundamental physics of the universe goes beyond pure science and into philosophical questions of human existence, he says.

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First clues in search for dark matter

Thursday, 4 April 2013

A massive instrument circling the globe aboard the International Space Station has provided a first glimpse of what may be mysterious dark matter in the universe.

The CERN campus outside  Geneva, Switzerland.

Rare find backs shape-shifting neutrino

Thursday, 28 March 2013

New evidence supports a theory that neutrinos that go ‘missing’ on the journey from the Sun to Earth are in fact shape-shifting along the way, arriving undetected.

Interactions can be detected between a mechanical resonator and a qubit, connected together on the surface of a cooled semiconductor chip.

Living in a quantum game

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 2 comments

For scientists in the field of quantum information, the swirling chaos of space and the delicate intricacies of life are nothing more than a game.

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New clock hints at beginning of time, could redefine kilogram

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 - 1 comment

American scientists have developed a novel method of measuring time that may hint at its fundamental origins, and is an “exciting prospect” for replacing the international standard for the kilogram.

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After Higgs Boson, scientists prepare for next quantum leap

Friday, 15 February 2013 - 1 comment

Seven months after its scientists made a landmark discovery that may explain the mysteries of mass, Europe’s top physics lab will take a break from smashing invisible particles to recharge for the next leap into the unknown.

A gravity tractor uses the weakest force in the universe to move an entire asteroid.

Saving Earth from hazardous asteroids

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

If an asteroid was on path for a collision, what could we do? Here are some of the proposals – both the sensible ones and the wild.

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