A scientist at Bell Labs has started construction of a topological qubit, which could be the building block of a robust, scalable quantum computer.
Experimentalists have pinpointed the microscopic structure of waves inside high-temperature superconductors, which could be the key to understanding the complex materials.
A new theory explains the seemingly irreversible arrow of time while yielding insights into entropy, quantum computers, black holes, and the past-future divide.
Scientists report the possible discovery of primordial gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that carry a record of how the universe began.
New calculations suggest physicists may someday discover a fundamental theory of gravity, but it could require a radical new perspective on the universe.
A new analysis strengthens the case that gamma rays emanating from the center of the Milky Way come from dark matter particles known as WIMPs.
With a new approach that treats the universe as a fluid, cosmologists plan to tease out the fine details of the Big Bang from its behavior and evolution.
An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.
Improvements in how densely spheres and other shapes can be packed together could lead to advances in materials science, deep space communication and theoretical physics.
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