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Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical, unhackable quantum networks are within reach
A proposed experiment to swap fundamental properties between photons carries profound implications for our understanding of reality itself
Stemming from the “F-theory” branch of string theory, each solution replicates key features of the standard model of particle physics
The latest disagreement over the universe’s expansion rate suggests researchers may be on the threshold of revolutionary discoveries
Nobel laureate George Smoot claims LIGO has observed amplified signals of black hole mergers from the very distant universe, but LIGO scientists disagree
Nearly a century after its founding, physicists and philosophers still don’t know—but they’re working on it...
Experiments to confirm we can see single photons offer new ways to probe our understanding of quantum reality