Part Light, Part Matter: Physicists Create ‘Mixed Matter’ at Room Temperature

Light meets matter and mixes, allowing scientists to uncover the quantum nature of light.

June 16, 2016

This New Quantum Computer Takes Advantage of a Loophole in Causality

Sending pulses in the "wrong" order could change the future of quantum computing.

March 19, 2016

Scientists Entangle Three Photons, Opening a New Door to Quantum Encryption

Does the idea of a quantum internet intrigue you? These scientists may have taken the first major step toward creating one.

March 2, 2016

Quantum Surreality: Scientists Observe the Motion of Entangled Photons

New research has found an interesting link in relation to subatomic particles. This concrete comparison could help improve our understanding of how the particles move.

February 24, 2016

Scientists Aim to Count the Number of Photons in a Ray of Light

A new program will plumb the fundamental limits of quantum mechanics and our own technological abilities by attempting to create a device capable of counting individual photons.

January 21, 2016

Science Explained: How Long Can Photons Live? Will They Ever Die?

Everything dies. To many, this seems to be the one absolute truth to the universe: Plants and animals rot and decay, stars explode and grow dark, planets crumble or are burned, and even black holes...

August 27, 2015

A Photon’s Million-Year Journey From the Center of the Sun

It’s a well-known fact that the light we see from stars has taken hundreds, even thousands, of years to reach us. The photons made in the centers of these distant stars have traveled across...

August 26, 2015
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