Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics can be intimidating, but if you keep these six key concepts in mind, you should be able to improve your understanding of it.

  1. Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles
  2. Quantum Physics is discret
  3. Quantum Physics is Probabilistic
  4. Quantum Physics is non-Local
  5. Quantum Physics is (Mostly) Very small
  6. Quantum Physics Is Not Magic

Read the article by Chad Orzel here

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Magnetic monopoles. Do they exist?

Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their existence, an international collaboration led by Amherst College Physics Professor David S. Hall ’91 and Aalto University (Finland) Academy Research Fellow Mikko Möttönen has created, identified and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles in Hall’s laboratory on the Amherst campus.  Read This article date January 29, 2014, here
Source: Physicists create synthetic magnetic monopole predicted more than 80 years ago

10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics – Listverse

10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics by MJ Alba May 7, 2013

You may read the earlier original article here.

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most interesting branch of science, because the universe, as it turns out, is a whole lot more complicated than it looks on the surface (and it looks pretty complicated already). The world works in some really weird ways, and though you may need a PhD to understand why, you only need a sense of awe to appreciate how.

Here are ten of the most amazing things physicists have discovered about our universe:

  1. Time Stops at the Speed of LightSpeed Of Light
  2. Quantum Entanglement
  3. Light is Affected by Gravity
  4. Dark Matter
  5. Quantum Foam
  6. Double slit experiment
  7. All objects fall at the same speed
  8. All matter is just energy
  9. OUr universe is expanding
  10. Wave-particle duality

Source: 10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics – Listverse

Earth’s inner secrets divulged in ‘Into the Heart of Our World’

More than 150 years ago, Jules Verne imagined a fantastic voyage into Earth’s depths. CZaQKMyWwAAG_7C.jpg medium

In reality, the planet’s innards are no less remarkable than the Jurassic–period monsters and subterranean labyrinths that Verne envisioned: Iron crystals stretch 20 kilometers long, colossal plumes of liquefied rock surge toward the surface and fragments of ancient seafloors lie entombed in the mantle.

In his latest book, astronomer and writer David Whitehouse takes readers on a scientific journey to the center of the Earth.  Read more here.