Topological quantum computing has long been a beautiful dream. Two top scientists are now facing off over whether it will exist by 2030.
She mapped Apollo 11’s path to history. Now, her legacy lives on in the trajectories of future spaceflights—including the moon landing planned for 2024.
Scientists at CERN found a way to trap hydrogen’s mirror twin, antihydrogen, long enough to study it in greater detail than ever before.
Chemists are collaborating with the US Army to build uniforms that can quickly break down toxic substances, protecting soldiers from chemical weapons.
In everyday life, stillness is an illusion. Not so in this lab, where scientists rendered an object as motionless as the laws of physics permit.
Scientists are going to great lengths to try to make gravity fail, so as to link Einstein’s theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics.
A Twitter account called Quantum ******** Detector reflects some researchers’ angst about overhyped claims and other troubling trends.
Unused telecom cables, known as dark fiber, could help scientists finally map the ocean floor and discover new earthquake hot spots.
By crafting massive versions of sodium, neon, and other elements, physicists are testing what’s possible—and impossible—in nature.
Single-purpose quantum computers are helping physicists build simulations of nature’s greatest hits and observe them up close.