Star Trek's Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk never even lose pocket change when they use a transporter to get from TV's Starship Enterprise to distant worlds. What gives?
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July 29, 2015 Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.
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This is an artist's imaginative rendering of an atom, but quantum mechanics makes it hard to imagine exactly what an atom is.
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May 19, 2015 Recently, astrophysicist Adam Frank raised the idea that your butt — and the chair it sits on — are not solid matter. Now, he revisits the issue of why you don't fall to the floor, with an addendum.
April 7, 2015 One of the strangest and least appreciated discoveries of modern physics is that solid matter is — to put it bluntly — a big lie, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
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This visualization shows the electron density in a quantum dot, an artificial atom.
Wei Qiao, David Ebert, Marek Korkusinski, Gerhard Klimeck/NCN, Purdue University
March 28, 2012 Have we found the smallest bits of matter? Are there smaller particles we haven't identified? What are the most fundamental particles? A final, ultimate answer may not be attainable.
September 12, 2008 Over the coming weeks, my colleagues and I will blog about the various decisions that we made while developing the API. The purpose of this series is to continue to be as transparent as we can be and to be an active, engaging part of the technica...
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