Behind the Screen, By Kathryn Whitney Boole| “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is more than just a carefree romp with your favorite stars wearing action hero suits. Try not to see this when you’re dead tired or after you’ve been at happy hour with your friends, because there’s a lot going on that you could miss if your senses aren’t sharp. The comedic timing of the actors is brilliant and the narrative is rapid-fire and I don’t want to ruin your experience by describing it in detail. Just be ready for a lot of double takes and hilarious confused identity scenes. It may have you questioning how much you prejudge people and animals by their looks and sounds. The story of Ant-Man is built around the concepts of Quantum Physics, which (in an extremely simplified definition) state that everything in the universe has both particle nature and wave nature at the same time, and that there is possibility of existing in more than one plane at the same time. The … [Read more...] about The Quantum Physics of Laughter
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByJames Gleick May 8, 2018 WHAT IS REAL? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe in evolution or climate change. If we didn’t have atoms, how could we have atomic bombs? But you can’t see an atom directly. And even though atoms were first conceived and named by ancient Greeks, it was not until the last century that they achieved the status of actual physical entities — real as apples, real as the moon. The first proof of atoms came from 26-year-old Albert Einstein in 1905, the same year he proposed his theory of special relativity. Before that, the atom served as an increasingly useful hypothetical construct. At the same time, Einstein defined a new entity: a particle of … [Read more...] about What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?
Tech & Science Quantum Physics Information Security Our world is all about information, so perhaps it's no surprise that quantum physicists think about how they can manipulate their field to send information faster. And in a pair of recent papers, a team of quantum scientists have outlined a way to do just that—and in a way that no wannabe spy could ever listen in on. The gist of the technique feels a bit like the famous riddle in which two guards—one of whom always tells the truth and one of whom always lies—protect two doors, one of which hides a tiger. The trick is to always ask what the other guard would say: that way, it doesn't matter whether you've asked the truthful guard or the lying one, you have precisely one lie and one truth in the answer, so you can work backwards to avoid the tiger. The physicists' technique could mean information can travel twice as fast—with complete security. Leon Neal/Getty Images See all of the best photos of … [Read more...] about Quantum physics trick means we could send information twice as fast
Tech & Science Quantum Physics Lightning Scientists have finally succeeded in producing a strange phenomenon they've been hunting for more than 50 years now. Called a Shankar skyrmion, it's a knot of matter looped together by twisted magnetic fields that, just like a giant tangle of yarn, often only gets tighter when you pull on a string. When the team of scientists created this weird structure in a quantum material, they realized it looked awfully familiar: Now they think its secrets might help explain a dramatically long-lived type of lightning. That's all according to a recent paper published in the journal Science Advances, which outlines the new discovery and its possible implications. An artist's conception of a skyrmion. Heikka Valja See all of the best photos of the week in these slideshows “The biggest moment was when we realized we got the same electromagnetic fields as predicted for ball lightning,” co-author Mikko … [Read more...] about A legendary quantum material called skyrmion has shed light on mysterious of ball lightning
East Granby, East Hartford, East Haven, Enfield. Wait, what? No East Windsor? Ripoff! Such was the life of a child in Connecticut in the 1970s, listening as Bob Steele slowly and carefully listed the lucky ducks getting a snow day. If you tuned in to WTIC-AM 1080 and he was already up to Fairfield and Farmington, you were out of luck. There was no telling when he’d get back to the beginning of the alphabet. As I write this, it’s a snow day. One blessing of being on deadline on a snow day is I can’t be distracted by the Today show, since our local affiliate provides us with all-day all-hands-on-deck coverage of the three inches of snow many of us received. When I tell my kids that we literally gathered ‘round the radio to listen for no-school announcements, I lose all credibility as a progressive mom. We had to get up and get ready for school while simultaneously listening to the radio. But even as a little kid, I didn’t mind listening to Mr. Steele … [Read more...] about Current Parent: Snow Days Not What They Used To Be