This 'cat' could be the key in finding the line that divides classical and quantum physics.
Scientists have always been chasing the idea of quantum computing, as in technology that could grant humanity unprecedented processing power. However, researchers may have gotten their biggest break, as the first-ever open-source blueprint for a practical quantum computer has just been revealed.
It will be the first of its kind and envisioned to be the size of a football field, but a quantum computer could change the world as we know it.
Time crystals are strange hypothetical structures as they have an atomic structure that not just repeats itself in space, but also in time. This means they are in perpetual motion without using energy. And scientists have just confirmed their existence.
Microsoft is reportedly spending big dollars to make a super computer straight out of a science fiction movie. The tech giant has been hiring top-notched engineering experts all over the world to create the world's first-ever super quantum computer.
A new computer model for the origin of the universe lends credence to the idea that the Big Bang was actually more of a Big Bounce. That is, the universe undergoes a neverending cycle of contraction and expansion.
Scientists have for the first time simulated the creation of particle and antiparticle pairs in a quantum computer.
It seems obvious, that the great, vast Universe is 3-D, but now scientists are challenging this assumption, claiming that the Universe is really just a hologram, according to a new study.
If you are familiar with the X-Men franchise, you are also familiar with Kitty Pryde, a mutant who can walk through walls and barriers with ease. Now researcher have provided a real-world example of a similar phenomenon actually occurring, if on a much-much smaller scale.
Teleporting people through space, like in the geek series "Star Trek," is a physical impossibility, but teleporting data is another matter. Scientists from the Netherlands showed for the first time that it's possible to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters (10 feet).
Researchers have now achieved a record quantum entanglement of 103 dimensions using just two particles. The research could advance computing and cryptography.
Quantum effects are indeed at play in the first commercial quantum optimization processor manufactured by the company D-Wave, according to scientists at the University of Southern California.
Alcohol, it turns out, is quite plentiful in space, and chemists think they might finally know why.
The realization of a fully-functional quantum network took a giant leap forward when researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology announced that, through the use of ultra-cold atoms and pair of lasers operating at optical wavelengths, they were able to entangle light with an optical atomic coherence composed of interacting atoms in two different states.