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Scientists Made a Weird System to Study the Mysteries of Photonic Crystals

When you see light, you’re looking at photons spat out by an excited atom. But what if instead of light, an excited atom released a wave of matter? Read More >>

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Scientists May Have Figured Out How to Turn Light into Matter

Back in 1934, a team of physicists came up with an idea for how one might create matter from light. Put simply, just slam two photons into each other to get an electron and a positron, a.k.a. matter. And now, some 80 years later, a team of physicists have a plan to carry out the experiment in real life. Read More >>

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Scientists Figured Out a Way to Cheat Newton’s Third Law

Ever since the late 17th century, it's been understood that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That's Newton's Third Law of Motion. But a group of German scientists recently came up with a trick that appears to break that law, one that lets light accelerate all by itself. And it could bring us faster electronics in the process. Read More >>

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Photons Can Communicate From Beyond the Grave

Everyone knows that quantum physics is weird—but it just got weirder. Because a team of scientists from the University of Jerusalem have used quantum entanglement to allow two photons that never existed at the same time to communicate with each other. Read More >>

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Holograms Could Hold the Answer to Non-Reprogrammable Quantum Computing

Bristol University isn't the only one messing around with photons for quantum computing, the US Air Force is also trying to control the pesky devils for the greater good. This brainy bunch are looking at "freezing" the notoriously finicky tools needed to get photons to interact with each other as holograms. Read More >>

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Bristol University Outs World’s First Photonic Quantum Computer Chip

We've seen D-Wave tout its first £6.4 million quantum computer, the One; but boffins from Bristol have made a giant leap forward in the pursuit of "home" quantum computing with a relatively small-sized, more cost effective chip. Read More >>