Picture an atom, and you may imagine spherical electrons orbiting a nucleus packed with particles like neutrons. Only certain orbits - quantum levels - are possible. It's a simplistic model, yet...
Scientists at Toshiba and Cambridge University have perfected a technique that offers a less expensive way to ensure the security of the high-speed fibre optic cables that are the backbone of the...
Many people have heard of Schrodinger's cat. The winners of this year's Nobel Prize in physics have shown deep insights into this famous paradox of quantum mechanics.
A US and a French scientist have won the Nobel Prize in physics for work in quantum optics that paved the way for precision clocks and may lead to a new generation of super-fast computers.
In the popular science fiction film The Matrix, reality as perceived by humans in the future is actually not real but a virtual, simulated world created by machines to subdue and control the human...
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In Search of the Multiverse
by John Gribbin
How many versions of you are there - one or millions? Some physicists believe that an infinite number of...
While we were rolling out the red carpet, Stephen Hawking apparently didn't see fit to share with us his latest and even more intriguing theory about how it all started.
Grown-ups might find the weird world of quantum physics hard to understand but Dr Yvette Hancock believes tiny tots will have no trouble with the concepts.
Is a 100 per cent foolproof security system possible? The answer seems to be yes, after a group of clever quantum cryptographers working with the Bank of Austria transferred 3,000 euros (HK$28,000...
Albert Einstein by Albrecht Foelsing, Viking, $350 A few people's images almost define the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Picasso, Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein.
LIKE a line of bicycle racers 'drafting' behind one another against a headwind, tiny pollutant particles get into line behind larger ones in a whirlwind of sound.