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2013-03-14 11:12:37

The precise methodology of Richard Feynman's famous double-slit thought-experiment – a cornerstone of quantum mechanics that showed how electrons behave as both a particle and a wave – has been followed in full for the very first time.

2012-03-19 05:10:56

Combining known factors in a new way, theoretical physicists Boris Svistunov and Nikolai Prokof'ev at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with three alumni of their group, have solved an intractable 50-year-old problem: How to simulate strongly interacting quantum systems to allow accurate predictions of their properties.

2011-11-28 11:19:25

Physicist Richard Feynman in his famous 1959 talk, "Plenty of Room at the Bottom," described the precise control at the atomic level promised by molecular machines of the future.

2011-03-09 14:13:25

The Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman once wrote in his autobiographical book (What do you care what other people think?): "When I see equations, I see letters in colors - I don't know why […] And I wonder what the hell it must look like to the students."

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2009-11-23 09:31:34

Information field theory enables astronomers, medical practitioners and geologists to look into places where their measuring instruments are blind.

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2009-08-17 19:45:00

Quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of general relativity are both extremely accurate theories of how the universe works, but all attempts to combine the two into a unified theory have ended in failure.

2009-07-14 23:01:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Research, in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, today launched a Web site that makes an acclaimed lecture series by the iconic physicist Richard Feynman freely available to the general public for the first time.

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2009-01-31 11:40:00

Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990.

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2005-05-04 13:27:25

The post office turned its attention to science Wednesday, issuing four new stamps honoring pioneering American scientists.


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