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Particles at quantum level follow surrealistic trajectories

Particles at quantum level follow surrealistic trajectories

New research on quantum mechanics has found some interesting phenomenon, contrary to what has been unveiled about the standard interpretation of the field. Researchers said that particles at the quantum level can behave like billiard balls rolling on a table.

The tracks that the particles follow are surrealistic trajectories. Current study’s lead researcher CIFAR Senior Fellow Aephraim Steinberg and team from the University of Toronto have tracked the trajectories of photons by tracing the path of the particles through one of two slits and onto a screen.

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Franklin & Marshall College Astronomy Professor Explains Why Gravitational Waves Discovery is Important

Franklin & Marshall College Astronomy Professor Explains Why Gravitational Waves Discovery is Important

Now that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected gravitational waves as per Einstein’s theory, that are ripples in the curvature of space-time which propagate as waves, scientists predict the way they observe the universe is going to change. But why the discovery is such a big deal? What can astronomers and scientists do with gravitational waves?

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Body heat alone is enough for new polymer to undergo shape change

Body heat alone is enough for new polymer to undergo shape change

A novel kind of polymer has been developed that changes shape through body heat alone. The new material developed by a team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten at the University of Rochester is of a kind that can be programmed to retain a temporary shape until it is triggered to return to its original shape.

The USP of the new material is that it lifts 1,000 times its own mass. The new super-material could one day be used for a number of purposes, including stitch you up after surgery and take form-fitting spandex to a whole new level.

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Canadian Physicists Discover Something Interesting about Superconductivity

Canadian Physicists Discover Something Interesting about Superconductivity

Physicists at University of Waterloo's Department of Physics and Astronomy have found evidence of Electronic nematicity during an experiment on a particular kind of high-temperature superconductor. Their findings led to a theory which could explain why superconductivity takes place at higher temperature in certain materials.

Micro Black Holes Could Power Entire World, Claims Hawking

Micro Black Holes Could Power Entire World, Claims Hawking

Stephen Hawking has made another theory on black holes, the regions of space having gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape. The theory claims that mini black holes with mass equivalent to that of a mountain would discharge X-rays and gamma rays at a rate of about 10 million megawatts. The energy is enough to fulfill the world’s electricity needs.

MIT Researchers Harness Power from Natural Motions

MIT Researchers Harness Power from Natural Motions

The biomedical, mechanical and environmental monitoring devices will be literally able to receive unlimited power supply if the energy from small but natural motions and activities can be harnessed. In a revolutionary study, the MIT researchers have discovered a new electrochemical technology that can be used to harness the power from an extensive spectrum of normal motions and activities.

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Researchers engineer changes to CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system to reduce editing errors

Researchers engineer changes to CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system to reduce editing errors

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT researchers have designed and built alterations to the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system that notably cut down on ‘off-target’ editing errors. The refined technique deals with one of the key technical problems in the use of genome editing.

The CRISPR-Cas9 system functions by bringing an accurately targeted alteration in the DNA of a cell. The protein Cas9 changes the DNA at an area that is specified by a small RNA, with sequence matching the one of the target site.

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US researchers set a new quantum record

US researchers set a new quantum record

The US researchers have made a new quantum record, using photons for carrying messages between two electrons at the distance of about 2 km from each other. This is not at all a small accomplishment as the breakthrough has brought all a step nearer to finding out how quantum entangled particles can be send over long distances.

This is something that is needed to be achieved for setting up an unhackable quantum communication network, in which governments and banks are highly interested in.

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Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Turns 100

Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Turns 100

In 1915, genius physicist Albert Einstein introduced general relativity, also known as the general theory of relativity, which changed the world. The theory that explains the universe helped the German-born theoretical physicist in cementing his position at the top of scientific minds.

Two Scientists Won Nobel Prize in Physics for Showing Neutrino Flavor Change

Two Scientists Won Nobel Prize in Physics for Showing Neutrino Flavor Change

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald have been awarded Nobel Prize in physics for showing that neutrinos have mass. Till now, it was believed that neutrinos are massless because of their small size carrying no charge and no mass. Neutrinos, also called as 'ghost particles', are small subatomic particles that travels through speed of light and passes through almost anything.

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