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.

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.

Listening to quantum radio

Researchers have created a quantum circuit that enables them to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics. This opens the door to possible future applications in areas such as radio astronomy and medicine.

Novel quantum state of matter discovered

US researchers have discovered a quantum state of matter that is 10 times more tuneable than existing theories can explain. This opens enormous possibilities for next-generation nanotechnologies and quantum computing.

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.

Massive astrophysical objects governed by subatomic equation

Surprisingly, a quintessential equation of quantum mechanics emerges while studying astronomical disks of orbiting material.

New Silicon Chip-Based Quantum Computer Passes Major Test 

Researchers from two teams now working with Intel have reported advances in a new quantum computing architecture, called spin qubits.

Australian Scientists' Quantum Computing Breakthrough

A team from Australia have found a "quantum hack" - a way to modify qubit surface codes, improving quantum error correction by up to four hundred per cent.

Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled

Australian and Dutch engineers created a complete design for a quantum computer chip that can be manufactured using mostly standard industry processes.

Key component for quantum computing invented

Physicists have invented a microcircuit based on topological insulators, a new phase of matter awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

Researchers have built the most sophisticated quantum computer yet, signaling progress toward a powerful new way of processing information.

An entirely new type of quantum computing has been invented

Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - that they say will finally make it possible to manufacture a true, large-scale quantum computer.

Physicists Set Up First Underwater Quantum Communications Link

The results are preliminary, but “confirm the feasibility of a seawater quantum channel, representing the first step towards underwater quantum communication.

Quantum Mechanics Could Shake Up Our Understanding of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Scientists think that might be the case, and are looking for a source of extra energy that could generate the magnetic field they observe.