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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. "One major question in physics has to do with the connection between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds," said Alex Rimberg, associate professor of physics at Dartmouth College. In the microscopic world, tiny sub-atomic particles such as photons and...

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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 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Soon Americans nationwide will begin poring over NCAA men's basketball tournament brackets in their annual attempt at glory -- and maybe even a little cash -- in winning the ubiquitous, albeit illegal, office pool. Some will go by the numbers, picking the team in each matchup with the best ranking or seed. Others use...

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2009-03-26 15:42:50

Exquisitely sensitive microwave amplifier increases nano-scale measurement accuracy; could lead to quantum computing breakthroughs In the weird world of quantum mechanics, sub-atomic particles such as electrons and photons behave in strange ways that make no sense on the human scale. One of the counter-intuitive concepts of quantum mechanics is the uncertainty principle, which says that you can't pin a particle down. That means at any given moment, you can't know exactly both a particle's...

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. "I honestly think we hit our stride last year," he says. "Knowing what we've accomplished so far this season, I really do believe, it doesn't get much better than this. "If last year we hit our stride, this...

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. These are some claims of the General Theory of Matter, which is based upon the predicted existence of a very small and extremely abundant particle, the universal energy unit, here called the K-particle. The theory shows how local disturbance of the K flux (K pressure) can generate all known forces. Furthermore it demonstrates working...

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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 in...