Have you ever wondered why the train wheel shape is conical, not straight. Let’s explore this simple, but genius invention in detail.… Read the rest
What do we think the universe is quantum? What if the universe was not quantized?
Classical mechanics was doing just fine after Isaac Newton reduced nearly all mechanical phenomena to a single powerful equation: F=MA, James Clerk Maxwell also solved … Read the rest
Science expert Emerald Robinson explains what electricity is and how it was discovered.… Read the rest
New findings on Dark Matter – the most mysterious substance in the universe – suggest that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity “may be wrong”. What could this revelation mean for both the world of science and beyond?… Read the rest
Quantum computers aren’t the next generation of supercomputers—they’re something else entirely. Before we can even begin to talk about their potential applications, we need to understand the fundamental physics that drives the theory of quantum computing. (Featuring Scott Aaronson, John … Read the rest
Atoms are very weird. Wrapping your head around exactly how weird, is close to impossible – how can you describe something that is SO removed from humans experience? But then again, they kind of make up everything, so let us … Read the rest
This video is about using Bohmian trajectories to visualize the wavefunctions of hydrogen orbitals, rendered in 3D using custom python code in Blender.… Read the rest
Scientists are about to test the fuel that will eventually power the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment, ITER. If all goes well, we’ll be one step closer to the goal of generating limitless energy.
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We are so used to some things that we stopped wondering about them. Like light. What is light? Some kind of wavy thing, right? Kind of.… Read the rest
A photon is a purely quantum mechanical object representing the smallest piece of energy (or quanta) for light. Every quantum particle is a packet of energy though, so how do we tell photons apart from electrons, quarks, and neutrinos?… Read the rest