Tag Archives: Atoms

Quantum Physicists “Hold” Individual Atoms in Place for First Time

by Victor Tangermann, Futurism

In a groundbreaking experiment, quantum physicists at the University of Otago in New Zealand have figured out a way to “hold” individual atoms in place, offering up an unprecedented glimpse at the way they interact.

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Why Physics Says You Can Never Actually Touch Anything

by Jaime Trosper, Futurism

If you needed proof that physics is really strange…

If you’re reading this right now, it’s a sure bet that you are touching something, be it your cellphone, laptop, chair, desk, or a nice plush bed with Egyptian-cotton sheets (we can dream, right?). Speaking of that nice plush, comfy bed, I hate to shatter the illusion, but you aren’t actually touching it.

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Quantum computers can talk to each other via a photon translator

by Sophia Chen, New Scientist

We know what we’d like to use for the innards of future quantum computers: exotic things like pink diamonds and cold atoms. But getting these components to talk to each other has been a challenge. Now, researchers have come up with a way to allow one component to efficiently transmit information to another, without losing its quantum character. Continue reading Quantum computers can talk to each other via a photon translator