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Jan 13, 2015 12:04 PM ET
With mega companies like Microsoft, Google and IBM quietly investing in quantum computing development, word is starting to leak out that the out-there technology with the sci-fi name might be a part of our lives sooner rather than later.
Dec 18, 2014 09:55 AM ET
We may have found evidence that elusive, mysterious dark matter -- something for which there is no direct proof -- is actually sterile neutrinos. And that's going to take some explaining, by way of a speed-tutorial on quantum mechanics from Julian.
Dec 17, 2014 08:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a proposed experiment for the newly-recommissioned Large Hadron Collider, physicists want to focus on the Higgs boson for clues as to why the universe is filled with matter and not antimatter.
Dec 14, 2014 08:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The LHC is on the verge of restarting for its second 3-year run that will see it double its collisional energy and dramatically step-up the search for new physics.
Dec 12, 2014 08:57 AM ET
Time moves forward and only forward. We all know that. Or do we? A new study challenges our preconceived notions about time and posits the idea that the arrow of time could, in effect, go both ways, thanks to a mirror world we can't even see.
Dec 2, 2014 06:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
How does time stop everything from happening at once? What mechanism drives time forward, but not backward? Continue reading →
Dec 1, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
'Raise shields!' may be a familiar defensive order given in the Star Trek Universe, but according to space scientists in our Universe, Planet Earth has its own built-in invisible shield that buffers 'killer electrons' from orbital altitudes.
Nov 25, 2014 11:55 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Sci-fi fans who hope humanity can one day zoom to distant corners of the universe via wormholes, as astronauts do in the recent film 'Interstellar,' shouldn't hold their breath.
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