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Whether a quantum object behaves like a wave or like a particle depends (according to the Copenhagen interpretation) on the choice of measurement apparatus used for observing the system, and therefore on the type of measurement performed.
Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behavior of the Universe.
Is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? A group of applied mathematicians at the University of Adelaide believes so, saying they have extended Einstein's theory of special relativity to work beyond the speed of light.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way of producing light pulses that are "superluminal"—in some sense they travel faster than the speed of light.
An optical switch developed at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) spurs the prospective integration of photonics and electronics.
A claim by scientists working at CERN that neutrinos had traveled faster than light in a September experiment has been proved untrue, after further investigation led them to find a faulty wire connection between a timer and a computer.
For millennia, writing has been the preferred way to convey information and knowledge from one generation to another.
Italian scientists who had seemingly found further evidence that neutrino particles were in fact traveling faster than the speed of light have been dealt a major blow by another team that claims the evidence must be flawed.
In a blow to science fiction writers and daydreamers all over, it appears that the hopes of building a time machine may be dashed once and for all.
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