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Gamers solve problems faster than a computer

Humans routinely find better solutions to difficult quantum mechanical problems than computers, shows new research.

Stephen Hawking public lecture in Sweden this summer

Stephen Hawking will be in Stockholm, Sweden, for an international conference discussing black holes and Hawking radiation -- as part of the event he will give a public lecture on August 24th.

Physicist uses nuclear cloud to measure magnetic fields with incredible precision

Tiny cloud of caesium atoms can be used as an incredibly sensitive sensor which can measure the magnetic fields of nerve signals.

Scientists calculate the diffraction of light with quantum physics

New study brings physics closer to uniting Einstein's general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Physicists solve decade-old quantum mechanics problem

Scientists are now able to calculate exactly how atoms will behave in the physical world.

Quantum computing: designing the internet of the future

Mathematician hopes to uncover how to communicate most efficiently in a network based on the laws of quantum mechanics.