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Physicists add 'quantum Cheshire Cats' to list of quantum paradoxes

Physicists add 'quantum Cheshire Cats' to list of quantum paradoxes | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Given all the weird things that can occur in quantum mechanics—from entanglement to superposition to teleportation—not much seems surprising in the quantum world.
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A whole new level of weirdness!

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First Quantum Logic Operation For An Integrated Photonic Chip | MIT Technology Review

First Quantum Logic Operation For An Integrated Photonic Chip | MIT Technology Review | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The first teleportation of a photon inside a photonic chip illustrates both the potential for quantum computation and the significant challenges that lay ahead.
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How Information Theory Could Hold the Key to Quantifying Nature

How Information Theory Could Hold the Key to Quantifying Nature | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

The Western Ghats in India rise like a wall between the Arabian Sea and the heart of the subcontinent to the east. The 1,000-mile-long chain of coastal mountains is dense with lush rainforest and grasslands, and each year, clouds bearing monsoon rains blow in from the southwest and break against the mountains’ flanks, unloading water that helps make them hospitable to numerous spectacular and endangered species. The Western Ghats are one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. They were also the first testing ground of an unusual new theory in ecology that applies insights from physics to the study of the environment.


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MaxEnt - physics meets ecology.

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Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrives in Mars orbit after 442m-mile journey

Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrives in Mars orbit after 442m-mile journey | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Scientists hope Maven will find clues to the planets early history, including the possibility of harbouring life Continue reading...
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Here's hoping it lives up to it's name.

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Quantum Physicists Catch a Pilot Wave - The Nature of Reality — NOVA Next | PBS

Quantum Physicists Catch a Pilot Wave - The Nature of Reality — NOVA Next | PBS | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
In October 1927, some of the greatest minds in physics gathered for the Fifth Solvay International Conference to debate the troubling implications of the then-nascent theory...
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Implicate order!

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Supercomputing: The Behind-the-Scenes Star of the Summer Blockbuster - Wired

Supercomputing: The Behind-the-Scenes Star of the Summer Blockbuster - Wired | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Supercomputing: The Behind-the-Scenes Star of the Summer Blockbuster
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As I watch more and more movies, I notice just how convincing CGI is becoming, and this is largely due to the amount of computational power used to render the films.
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"Cut" ....... "Bring on the quantum computer!"

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Google whips up a Chrome app to let data scientists work together - VentureBeat

Google whips up a Chrome app to let data scientists work together - VentureBeat | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Google whips up a Chrome app to let data scientists work together
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“There, the computation needs are usually minimal (and parallel compute resources are easily mixed in when needed) and the data are rarely sensitive.
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Must check this one out - could be the answer to undecipherable  spreadsheets.

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Surprise discovery could see graphene used to improve health

Surprise discovery could see graphene used to improve health | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene -- already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics, energy storage and energy generation -- takes it a step closer to being used in medicine and human health.
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Asus croit dur comme fer au succès de sa future montre connectée

Asus croit dur comme fer au succès de sa future montre connectée | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Il n'est un secret pour personne qu'Asus travaille actuellement sur sa première montre connectée. Très probablement dotée de l'OS Android Wear, elle est qu

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Manchester officially named ‘European City of Science’ | The University of Manchester

Manchester officially named ‘European City of Science’ | The University of Manchester | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies - Youris.com

Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies - Youris.com | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies
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The idea is that information—represented by physical quantities such as the spin or the polarisation of an individual photon—can be transmitted with the help of so-called quantum entanglement.
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Beam me up ...

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A New Mantra: Follow the Methane — May Advance Search for Extraterrestrial Life

A New Mantra: Follow the Methane —  May Advance Search for Extraterrestrial Life | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Extrasolar planet HD189733b rises from behind its star. The new work presented here shows this planet has 20 times more methane than previously thought. Image Credit: ESA
The search for life is largely limited to the search for water.
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Ruminating thoughts ;)

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Commercial quantum computer still awaits ultimate test - tech - 19 June 2014 - New Scientist

Commercial quantum computer still awaits ultimate test - tech - 19 June 2014 - New Scientist | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Today more inconclusive tests of D-Wave's quantum computers came to light – why is it so hard to tell if its machines are the real deal?
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Still testing times in the world of QC's.

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Science can't tell us everything: Faith, physics and the origin of the universe - Salon

Science can't tell us everything: Faith, physics and the origin of the universe - Salon | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Science can't tell us everything: Faith, physics and the origin of the universe
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Can we make sense of the world without belief?
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Quite a substantial 'thought for the day'.

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Upcoming MOOCs from the Santa Fe Institute

Upcoming MOOCs from the Santa Fe Institute | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Introduction to ComplexityNonlinear Dynamics:  Mathematical and Computational Approaches  Mathematics for Complex Systems All begin on September 29th, enroll at http://www.complexityexplorer.org See it on Scoop.it, via CxAnnouncements...

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An excellent primer for sure - well done to Melanie and team in producing this series.

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Minecraft role for British Museum

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What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Thanks to a NASA physicist, the idea of "warp-speed" might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.
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Engage .... the Alcubierre Drive!

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Traffic Ghost Hunting

Traffic Ghost Hunting | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Few experiences on the road are more perplexing than phantom traffic jams. Most of us have experienced one: The vehicle ahead of you suddenly brakes, forcing you to brake, and making the driver behind you brake. But, soon afterward, you and the cars around you accelerate back to the original speed—and it becomes clear that there were no obstacles on the road, and apparently no cause for the slowdown.
Because traffic quickly resumes its original speed, phantom traffic jams usually don’t cause major delays. But neither are they just minor nuisances. They are hot spots for accidents because they force unexpected braking. And the unsteady driving they cause is not good for your car, causing wear and tear and poor gas mileage.


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Something to think about when you are in your next traffic jam - the jamiton!

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How bird flocks are like liquid helium

How bird flocks are like liquid helium | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Mathematical model shows how hundreds of starlings coordinate their movements in flight.

A flock of starlings flies as one, a spectacular display in which each bird flits about as if in a well-choreographed dance. Everyone seems to know exactly when and where to turn. Now, for the first time, researchers have measured how that knowledge moves through the flock—a behavior that mirrors certain quantum phenomena of liquid helium.


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IBM launches functioning brain-inspired chip | KurzweilAI

IBM launches functioning brain-inspired chip | KurzweilAI | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
IBM neurosynaptic chip (credit: IBM) IBM announced today, August 7, the first computer chip to achieve one million programmable “neurons,” 256 million

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IBM - what - 'out-cooling' Apple with this design! Or is that golden square the size of my front room ;)

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Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope

Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Mine is bigger than yours ....

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Researchers say deep learning can help discover Higgs bosons and other particles

Researchers say deep learning can help discover Higgs bosons and other particles | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Scientists have researched the effectiveness of deep learning techniques for discovering exotic particles and found some significant improvements over previous methods. They believe deep learning could help analyze data from the Large Hadron Collider.
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Lets hope the answers not 42 ...

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Avoiding "Sagan Syndrome." Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET.

Avoiding "Sagan Syndrome." Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET. | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A new paper using data from NASA's Kepler telescope came out recently, estimating that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-sized planets. This is a big increase over previous estimates. It's very co...
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Livin' on a prayer! 

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How tech's new wave turned UK on to winning ways

How tech's new wave turned UK on to winning ways | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
London's tech economy is booming as apps and games made there entertain the world and experts predict the first global trillion-dollar company will rise in the UK, most likely in big data. What is the secret to this rapid success?

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Bring it on ...

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Confidence falls in Big Bang signal

Confidence falls in Big Bang signal | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A huge expanse of water trapped in a layer of the Earth's mantle could help explain the origin of our oceans
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Water, water, everywhere ...

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