articles tagged: quantum mechanics
why gravity is the force you think you understand, but actually don’t
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why gravity is the force you think you understand, but actually don’t

If you think you know how gravity works, you’re probably wrong. While we can explain what it does, figuring out how has been a multi-decade long exercise in frustration and dead ends.

quantum causality remains an oxymoron
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quantum causality remains an oxymoron

The most thorough study of quantum entanglement to date shows that "spooky action" is really happening.

the paradox of the black hole information paradox
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the paradox of the black hole information paradox

Stephen Hawking hasn't actually solved the black hole information paradox and his latest work raises more questions than it provides answers.

why you owe your existence to quantum mechanics
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why you owe your existence to quantum mechanics

When you're trying to start carbon-based life, not just any carbon isotope will do and the one you need wouldn't even exist without a quirk of quantum mechanics.

why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis
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why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis

Raymond Tallis has a list of scathing criticisms aimed at physics and neurology. It would sure help his points if he knew what he was talking about...

when lasers learn how to turn a corner…
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when lasers learn how to turn a corner…

A new experiment unlocks quantum behaviors that can make laser beams more cohesive and negotiate more complicated trajectories.

don’t panic, but the universe can explode at any second thanks to the higgs boson
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don’t panic, but the universe can explode at any second thanks to the higgs boson

We just found the Higgs boson, and already a few scientists think it might be responsible for destroying the universe on a random day in the unspecified future.

why absolute zero isn’t theoretically absolute
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why absolute zero isn’t theoretically absolute

Amazingly, you can cool something to below absolute zero. And what happens when you do is really, really weird...

oh quantum causality, we hardly knew ye…
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oh quantum causality, we hardly knew ye…

A new experiment shows that the quantum world obeys causality only begrudgingly, and sometimes, not at all...

we call it zero point for a reason…
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we call it zero point for a reason…

Zero point energy is a favorite term for sci-fi writers and physics cranks. But while they think it means free energy from nothing, it's actually just a quantum state.

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