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Physicists Introduce "Quantum Fraud" Detection Tests

It’s hard enough to identify a knockoff Louis Vuitton bag. When quantum computers hit the market, how will buyers know they’re not getting duped…or settling for something that isn’t quite as “quantum” as they think? Image Credit: Luana Azevedo. Francesco Buscemi, a physicist in the Department of Mathematical Informatics at Nagoya University in Japan, phrases […]
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Laser Blasts Clear a Path Toward Clean Energy

“Fusion is the ultimate goal of energy research. It is clean, abundant, and safe,” says Dr. Luke Ceurvorst, a researcher at the University of Bordeaux in France. Recently, Ceurvorst and a team of collaborators from around the world reported new research results in the American Physical Society’s journal Physical Review E that will help scientists […]

The anxieties of sharing grant applications

Adam Micolich is an Associate Professor in the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales. He has a long-­standing interest in issues affecting early and mid­-career researchers, some of which he has written about on his blog “Fear and Loathing in Academia“. He can be found on Twitter at @ad_mico. In the […]

Using Springs to Bypass Traditional Speed Limits

Carnivorous trap-jaw ants clamp down on prey in a split second, with jaw speeds approaching 145 mph. Like a bullet from a gun, a chameleon’s tongue shoots out with amazing accelerations to capture flies in midair. Animals like these are fascinating studies of physics and biology. How do these little guys pack so much speed compared […]

Ask a Physicist: Is Time Travel Possible?

Luke, from California, wrote in last week: I’m writing a research paper on time travel. Do you think time travel is possible? Hi Luke,Are we talking backwards or forwards here? One of the most interesting aspects of Einstein’s relativity is that, the faster you move, the slower time passes for you. If you’re writing a […]
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