Researchers have found a way to speed up the search for dark matter using technology from quantum computing. By squeezing quantum noise, detectors can now look for axions twice as fast.
Feb. 10, 2021 • ~9 min
The design, which uses entangled atoms, could help scientists detect dark matter and study gravity’s effect on time.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Nobody expected that allowing more communication would make computational problems more reliable.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.
July 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Exotic states called Kohn anomalies could offer clues to why some materials have the electronic properties they do.
June 12, 2020 • ~7 min
If every action spilts the universe into different versions, what does that mean for free will?
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min