Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.


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Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets—even over the internet

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The wave nature of light in super-slow motion

Physicists have accomplished a quantum leap in light research. They have managed to capture the behavior of extremely short laser pulses during focusing by means of very high spatial and temporal resolution. The results are of fundamental relevance to understanding the interactions between light and matter and will make it possible to control electron movements and chemical reactions to an extent that was previously not feasible. […] Read More

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How Einstein’s theory of gravitation experienced a Renaissance after World War II

Einstein’s 1915 theory of gravitation (General Relativity), is now considered one of the pillars of modern physics. It contributes to our understanding of cosmology and of fundamental interactions between particles. But that was not always the case. In a new article, historians of science and physicists share their views on the process, especially the ‘Renaissance’ of General Relativity, following progressive transformation of the theory into a bona fide physics theory.…

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Quantum mechanics inside Earth’s core

Physicists have discovered surprising properties of nickel. They could help unravel some mysteries about Earth’s magnetic field, report the investigators. […] Read More

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Granular media friction explained: Da Vinci would be proud

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Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets, even over the internet

Researchers have proposed a way you could use a quantum computer securely, even over the internet, explains a new report. […] Read More

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Smart atomic cloud solves Heisenberg’s observation problem

A ‘hands-on’ answer has been developed to a challenge intricately linked to a very fundamental principle in physics: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. The researchers used laser light to link caesium atoms and a vibrating membrane. The research, the first of its kind, points to sensors capable of measuring movement with unseen precision. […] Read More

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Physicists gain new understanding of quantum cooling process

New limits in optomechanical cooling have now been defined to better help understand the quantum state, report scientists. […] Read More

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Smart atomic cloud solves Heisenberg’s observation problem

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have developed a hands-on answer to a challenge linked to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. The researchers used laser light to link caesium atoms and a vibrating membrane. The research, the first of its kind, points to sensors capable of measuring movement with unseen precision. […] Read More

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Physicists gain new understanding of quantum cooling process

New research at the U of A is helping physicists better understand optomechanical cooling, a process that is expected to find applications in quantum technology. […] Read More

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Atomic cousins team up in early quantum networking node

Large-scale quantum computers, which are an active pursuit of many university labs and tech giants, remain years away. But that hasn’t stopped some scientists from thinking ahead, to a time when quantum computers might be linked together in a network or a single quantum computer might be split up across many interconnected nodes. […] Read More

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New technique controls and measures electron spin voltage

Information technologies of the future will likely use electron spin — rather than electron charge — to carry information. But first, scientists need to better understand how to control spin and learn to build the spin equivalent of electronic components and tools. Now, researchers have developed a technique to control and measure spin voltage, known as spin chemical potential. […] Read More

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Controlling heat and particle currents in nanodevices by quantum observation

Researchers from the Theory Department of the MPSD have realized the control of thermal and electrical currents in nanoscale devices by means of quantum local observations. […] Read More

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