/ Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack-proof" communications, a development ...

Subatomic particle with unique structure found

/ Jul 7, 2017

Subatomic particle with unique structure found

European scientists have discovered a new subatomic particle containing a never-before-seen combination of quarks, the most basic building blocks of matter. The particle, a baryon dubbed Xi cc, contains two heavy "charm" quarks and one "up" quark, and has about four times the mass of ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Chinese scientists make subatomic breakthrough

Chinese scientists have pulled off a major feat with one of the subatomic world's weirdest phenomena; photons that behave like twins and experience the same things simultaneously, even over great distances. The space-based technique developed by the researchers and reported Thursday in the journal Science ...

Quantum computing, the machines of tomorrow

/ Jun 16, 2017

Quantum computing, the machines of tomorrow

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It is a sunny Tuesday morning in late March at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. The corridor from the reception area follows the long, curving glass curtain-wall that looks out over the visitors' parking lot to leafless trees covering a distant hill in ...

Jun 25, 2016

The importance of nihonium

Recognition for the Japanese team that created element 113, which they have named nihonium, should remind the government and private sector of the importance of basic scientific research.