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Space: The Final Illusion
Physics

Space: The Final Illusion

The intuitive idea that objects influence each other because they're in physical proximity is soon to become another of those beliefs that turn out to be wrong when we look deeper...

By Lee Smolin
Lost in Thought--How Important to Physics Were Einstein's Imaginings?
Physics

Lost in Thought--How Important to Physics Were Einstein's Imaginings?

Einstein’s thought experiments left a long and somewhat mixed legacy of their own

By Sabine Hossenfelder
Spooky Quantum Action Passes Test
Physics

Spooky Quantum Action Passes Test

Recent experiments quash the hope that the unsettling phenomenon of quantum entanglement can be explained away

By Ronald Hanson and Krister Shalm
How Does the Quantum World Cross Over?
Physics

How Does the Quantum World Cross Over?

The universe according to quantum mechanics is strange and probabilistic, but our everyday reality seems nailed down. New experiments aim to probe where—and why—one realm passes into the other...

By Tim Folger
Quantum Gravity in the Lab
Physics

Quantum Gravity in the Lab

Physicists attempting to unify the theories of  gravity and quantum mechanics have long thought practical experiments were out of reach, but new proposals offer a chance to test the quantum nature of gravity on a tabletop...

By Tim Folger
The Coolest Physics You've Ever Heard Of
Physics

The Coolest Physics You've Ever Heard Of

Ultracold atoms can simulate all sorts of quantum behavior

By Karmela Padavic-Callaghan
Escape from a Black Hole
Physics

Escape from a Black Hole

To save quantum mechanics, information must break free from black holes. New observations may help tell us how

By Steven B. Giddings
Can Quantum Mechanics Save the Cosmic Multiverse?
Space

Can Quantum Mechanics Save the Cosmic Multiverse?

A surprising connection between cosmology and quantum mechanics could unveil the secrets of space and time

By Yasunori Nomura
Beyond Quantum Supremacy: The Hunt for Useful Quantum Computers
Computing

Beyond Quantum Supremacy: The Hunt for Useful Quantum Computers

With decades still to go until the first general-purpose quantum computers, the race is on to make today’s systems useful

By Michael Brooks and Nature magazine
The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time
Physics

The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time

Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical, unhackable quantum networks are within reach

By Anil Ananthaswamy
Quantum Slits Open New Doors
Physics

Quantum Slits Open New Doors

An update to the classic “double-slit” experiment paves the way toward a novel strategy for quantum computing

By Urbasi Sinha
China Shatters "Spooky Action at a Distance" Record, Preps for Quantum Internet
Space

China Shatters "Spooky Action at a Distance" Record, Preps for Quantum Internet

Results from the Micius satellite test quantum entanglement, pointing the way toward hackproof global communications

By Lee Billings
The Quantum Gold Rush
Physics

The Quantum Gold Rush

The science is immature and a multi-purpose quantum computer doesn’t yet exist. But that isn’t stopping investors pouring cash into quantum start-ups

By Elizabeth Gibney and Nature magazine

Departments

  • What Einstein Really Thought about Quantum Mechanics

  • The Unsolvable Problem

  • From the Editor

    On the Heels of a Light Beam

  • Advances

    New Instrument Will Stretch Atoms into Giant Waves

  • News

    Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

  • Opinion

    Photons, Quasars and the Possibility of Free Will

  • Spin-Swapping Particles Could Be "Quantum Cheshire Cats"

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