Super Mario World is the Key to the Quantum Multiverse

This may be the best illustration of the Many Worlds hypothesis by Hugh Everett, a theory that postulates that an infinite number of parallel universes exist thanks to quantum mechanics, with infinite versions of you doing infinite number of actions with infinite number of outcomes. Read More >>

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 >>

Quantum Cryptography Could Make Your Phone Uncrackable Someday

As the world of cybersecurity becomes increasingly volatile, more advanced solutions to problems like encryption couldn't come soon enough. This is why everybody's excited about a team of British physicists' testing a method that would put quantum cryptology in everybody's pocket. Read More >>

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Will We Ever Be Able to Predict Everything?

As super computers get more and more super, you'd think that eventually we'd be able to calculate the position and interactions of every atom in the universe and be able to accurately predict the future. In fact, this was once a widely held belief in science, until quantum mechanics arrived and put an end to that theory. Read More >>

How Quantum Mechanics Was Born From the Need For a Better Lightbulb

Some of mankind's most remarkable scientific discoveries came to light as a result of research that had nothing to do with the breakthrough itself. And such was the case with quantum mechanics. Back in the early 1890s the German Bureau of Standards asked Max Blanck to design a lightbulb that produced the maximum amount of light with the minimal amount of energy. And his research into saving the bureau a few Deutsche Marks on its energy bills led to the study of quantum mechanics which could one day let us unlock the secrets of the universe. Read More >>


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