Tag Archives: Quantum Physics

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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This quantum physics breakthrough could be the origin story for time travel

by Tristan Greene, TheNextWeb

An international team of researchers recently placed an entire molecule into a state of quantum superposition. This huge breakthrough represents the largest object to ever be observed in such a state – essentially occupying two places at once. And it may just be the eureka moment that defines our species’ far-future technology.

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Artificial atoms shed light on the future of security

by Joint Quantum Institute

From credit card numbers to bank account information, we transmit sensitive digital information over the internet every day. Since the 1990s, though, researchers have known that quantum computers threaten to disrupt the security of these transactions.

That’s because quantum physics predicts that these computers could do some calculations far faster than their conventional counterparts. This would let a quantum computer crack a common internet security system called public key cryptography. Continue reading Artificial atoms shed light on the future of security