November 15, 2013

Photon Detected & Not Destroyed for 1st Time

A. Grant, ScienceNews

The Associated Press

Physicists have seen a single particle of light and then let it go on its way. The feat was possible thanks to a new technique that, for the first time, detects optical photons without destroying them. The technology could eventually offer perfect detection of photons, providing a boost to quantum communication and even biological imaging.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Rubidium, Quantum Physics, Photons


November 2, 2013
Physicists Battle over Uncertainty Analogy
Philip Ball, Physics World
A row has broken out among physicists over an analogy used by Werner Heisenberg in 1927 to make sense of his famous uncertainty principle. The analogy was largely forgotten as quantum theory became more sophisticated but has... more ››
November 2, 2013
Quackery: A Quantum Medicine Conference
Steven Novella, Neurologica
Earlier this month the World Congress of Quantum Medicine was held in Hawaii. You may be wondering what quantum medicine is. Here is a quick description from the congress website:Quantum Medicine uses the principles of quantum... more ››