If you measure the polarization of a photon, you instantly change it. Utility companies could use this fact to detect snoops trying to invade the system.
After a year of disappointing experiments, the dominant theory in dark matter physics is losing its sheen while others gain prominence.
The first big international effort to combat mercury pollution is zeroing in on small gold mines, which account for almost half of annual emissions.
The platinum-iridium cylinder has been scrapped, and the kilogram will now be determined by the Planck constant.
GPS can be hacked, so airplanes and ships need a backup system. These quantum physicists think they have an answer.
At least 1,600 signatures have been submitted to a letter protesting a sexist talk given by physicist Alessandro Strumia at CERN last week.
A trio of laser physicists—Arthur Ashkin, Donna Strickland, and Gérard Mourou—nab the prize for their work on optical tweezers and chirped pulse amplification.
Using lidar, archaeologists have mapped the previously unseen ruins of entire Maya cities, revealing new details of their complex civilizations.
The transmission electron microscope has a new bag of tricks, revealing the properties of materials at a much higher resolution than ever before.
If the unconfirmed claims of a room temperature superconductor are real, this is _bonkers_.
Physicists aren’t known for their fancy shindigs—but quantum computer researchers break the mold.
Two teams of physicists have figured out how to create a “mini universe,” which could help researchers understand the strange behavior of deeply quantum systems.
De Beers diamond company has a whole division to synthesize quantum-grade diamonds.
Just what we all wanted: super secret, super long meetings that span the entire world.
“What if there’s nothing? Then we learned, there is nothing.”
Planet hunters didn’t just stumble onto Kepler-90i. The secret to their success: a neural network trained to identify exoplanets.
To come up with a new material, scientists need to test millions of recipes. Machine learning helps narrow down the options.
Demographic data may contribute to algorithms’ accuracy, but it also complicates their use.
Scientists detected their fifth gravitational wave in August, and announced it today. But keeping the discoveries quiet is getting harder and harder.
American physicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the detection of gravitational waves.