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With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fiber optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.
For the past eight years, two French researchers have been bouncing droplets around a vibrating oil bath and observing their unique behavior.
Despite recent claims challenging Heisenberg's nearly century-old uncertainty principle, an international team of researchers has provided a formal proof of the theory.
In celebration of the publication’s 25th anniversary, Physics World has selected the five most important physics-related discoveries of the past quarter-century, as well as five recent breakthroughs with the potential to change the world.
It is possible to make a tiny droplet of fluid levitate on the surface of a vibrating bath, walking or bouncing across, according to a research team led by Yves Couder at the Université Paris Diderot.
Scientists from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have joined forces to create a never-before-seen form of matter that is said to behave like the legendary light sabers of Star Wars fame.
How does a classical temperature form in the quantum world?
University of Calgary scientists have overcome an 'Achilles' heel' of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets.
A simple pendulum has two equilibrium points: hanging in the "down" position and perfectly inverted in the "up" position.
Niels Henrik David Bohr (October 7, 1885 - November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist. He made essential contributions to understanding atom structure and quantum mechanics. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Bohr and Ellen Adler, Bohr got his doctorate at Copenhagen University in 1911. He then studied under Ernest Rutherford in Manchester, England. Based on Rutherford's theories, Bohr published his Bohr model about atom structure in 1913, introducing the theory of electrons...
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