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The spookiness of quantum mechanics has gone cosmic. Physicists have used starlight to perform a “Bell test” to verify the strange nature of quantum mechanics. For decades, such tests have repeatedly confirmed quantum physics’s quirks, but the tests contained...

source: ScienceNews

Physicists should finally be able to rid themselves of the cumbersome and inaccurate definition of the ampere. That is the claim of metrologists in Germany, who have measured electrical current by counting single electrons travelling along a microscopic wire. The researchers...

source: PhysicsWorld

Dealing with errors in a quantum computer typically requires complex programming and many additional quantum bits. A technique for controlling errors has been proposed that alleviates both of these problems. Read the associated Physical Review letters paper and the associated...

source: Nature News

Physicists have found a way to make internal non-stick coatings for containers of all kinds so the contents will flow out smoothly – right down to the last drop. Their new coating,...

source: DailyMail

For 80 years, scientists have puzzled over the way galaxies and other cosmic structures appear to gravitate toward something they cannot see. This hypothetical “dark matter” seems to outweigh all visible matter by a startling ratio of five to one, suggesting...

source: The Atlantic

A rare copy of Isaac Newton’s seminal work in physics and astronomy is on the move. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, or Newton’s Principia, will be auctioned off in New York on Dec. 14....

source: Quartz


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