Showing posts with label Physics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Physics. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nobel for quantum "parlour trick" that could make super computers

(Reuters) - A French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for finding ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them, which could make it possible to build a new kind of computer far more powerful than any seen before.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Expanding horizons

Oct 4th 2011, 12:39 by G.C.
The Economist
2012 Physics Nobel Prize
THIS year's Nobel prize for physics was awarded for what was, in a sense literally, the biggest discovery ever made in physics—that the universe is not only expanding (which had been known since the 1920s), but that the rate of expansion is increasing. Something, in other words, is actively pushing it apart.