Physicists supercooled a human-scale object

Scientists have cooled a large, human-scale object to close to its motional ground state. The scientists say they now have a chance to observe the effect of gravity on a massive quantum object.

Scientists overhear two atoms chatting

Each atom carries a small magnetic moment called spin. These spins influence each other. If you give one of them a push, they will start moving together in a very specific way. Atoms can feel each other.

Researchers achieve long-distance quantum teleportation

A joint team of researchers was able to use quantum teleportation to send information over a distance of 44km. If successfully implemented, quantum internet would usher a new era of communication.

A Tiny Glass Bead Goes as Still as Nature Allows

Inside a small metal box on a laboratory table in Vienna, physicists have engineered, perhaps, the quietest place on Earth. At this level of stillness, our conventional wisdom about motion breaks down, as the bizarre rules of quantum mechanics kick in.

Heat energy leaps through empty space

A new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon called the Casimir interaction. It could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.

Heat energy leaps through empty space

A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon. It could have profound implications for the design of computer chips and other nanoscale electronic components.

Blueprint for 'quantum battery' that doesn't lose charge

This quantum battery is a tiny, nano-size battery meant to be used for applications on the nano scale but the research provides a theoretical demonstration that creating a loss-free quantum battery is possible.

New record with entangled quantum bits

An international team have succeeded in transforming 20 entangled quantum bits into a state of superposition. This is an important step in the development of quantum computers after the old record of 14 qubits remained unchanged since 2011. 

Superradiance: Quantum effect detected in tiny diamonds

An atom gives off energy and causes many other atoms in its vicinity to emit light as well. This phenomenon is called 'superradiance'. For the first time, this phenomenon has now bean measured in a solid-state system.

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds

Physicists have now demonstrated the world-first simulation of a chemical bond using trapped ion qubits, one of the most promising pathways to full-scale quantum computing.

NASA to create coldest place in the universe

The agency just launched the Cold Atom Lab, a box that takes advantage of microgravity aboard the International Space Station and creates a temperature roughly 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.

Physicists find signs of a time crystal

Physicists have uncovered hints of a time crystal. Time crystals, first identified in 2016, are different from ordinary crystals, - their atoms spin periodically, first in one direction and then in another.

Quantum entanglement in massive atom clouds

Now three independent European research groups have managed to entangle not just a pair of particles, but separated clouds of thousands of atoms.

Quantum entanglement has now been made a reality in objects

The researchers managed to bring the motions of two individual vibrating drumheads -- fabricated from metallic aluminium on a silicon chip -- into an entangled quantum state.

A new state of matter

Physicists have identified a new state of matter whose structural order operates by rules more aligned with quantum mechanics than standard thermodynamic theory.