Spooky Experiments Bring Quantum Weirdness to Nearly Macroscopic Scales

Experimenters around the world are trying to harness perhaps the most perplexing property in physics: quantum entanglement, which Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” A few teams of scientists have succeeded in bringing this eerie behaviour, which normally only exists between pairs of particles, to much bigger systems. Read More >>

A Spooky Quantum Experiment Creates What May Be the Most Entangled Controllable Device Yet

If you’ve read anything about quantum computers, you may have encountered the statement, “It’s like computing with zero and one at the same time.” That’s sort of true, but what makes quantum computers exciting is something spookier: entanglement. Read More >>

Experiment With Chinese Satellite Demonstrates Quantum Weirdness Over Record Distances

Quantum mechanics is weird as hell, where the rules of the world you experience don’t apply. Even at distances a thousand kilometres apart, particles seem to be able to communicate with each other. Read More >>

Physicists Can Now Achieve Quantum Entanglement at Room Temperature

Quantum entanglement—the process though which particle’s states become inextricably linked, despite being nowhere near each other—is usually carried out at incredibly low temperatures. But not any more: now physicists can perform the act at room temperature, which could have a profound effect on quantum computing and security. Read More >>

Scientists Break Quantum Record, Entangling 3,000 Atoms Together

Quantum entanglement is an odd phenomenon that can connect two or more particles over even vast distances. Scientists have now managed to entangle not two, not 100 (the previous record), but 3,000 atoms with a single photon, opening the door to atomic clocks more accurate than ever. Read More >>

Breakthrough Quantum Hard Drive Holds Data 100 Times Longer

Storing data in a state of quantum entanglement could hold enormous promise for securing our online information. Right now, though, we can only maintain these states for a short time before the entanglement fails. An Australian research team has found a way to store data for hours, not milliseconds: say hello to the world's first solid state quantum hard drive. Read More >>