Latest Uncertainty principle Stories

2011-08-01 12:07:38

No-one likes a know-it-all but we expect to be able to catch them out: someone who acts like they know everything but doesn't can always be tripped up with a well-chosen question.

2011-06-21 17:41:47

Once we learn the relationship between a cue and its consequences—say, the sound of a bell and the appearance of the white ice cream truck bearing our favorite chocolate cone—do we turn our attention to that bell whenever we hear it?

2010-11-18 17:16:36

Researchers have uncovered a fundamental link between the two defining properties of quantum physics.

2010-07-27 15:39:09

A quantum particle is hard to grasp, because one cannot determine all its properties precisely at the same time.

2010-07-01 09:20:08

In a study published in the July 1 issue of the journal Nature, Dartmouth researchers describe one example of the microscopic quantum world influencing--even dominating, they say--the behavior of something in the macroscopic classical world.

2010-03-04 08:57:42

Probability matching is tempting, but strategists are better off going by the numbers when choosing winners in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

2009-03-26 15:42:50

Exquisitely sensitive microwave amplifier increases nano-scale measurement accuracy; could lead to quantum computing breakthroughs.

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By KATE O'HARE By Kate O'Hare Zap2it.com WHEN A TV SERIES hits its fifth season, it can start to get a little mushy around the middle. David Krumholtz, star of CBS' mathematics/crime drama "Numb3rs," which reaches that milestone at 10 tonight, feels his show is still lean and mean.

2008-01-15 06:00:09

There is no attractive gravitational force between matter. Gravitation is based on a repelling force. Gravitation arises from particle pressure towards matter.

2005-10-11 14:15:00

A hundred years ago, we took the first steps in recognising, at the level of elementary physical events, the dual character of nature that had been postulated in natural philosophy. Albert Einstein was the first who saw Max Planck’s quantum hypothesis leading to this dual character. Einstein suggested the photon have an electromagnetic wave character, although photons had previously been considered as particles. That was the quintessence of his work on the photoelectric effect. Later...

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