Into the quantum world with a tennis racket: Classical mechanics helps control quantum computers

The motion of a tennis racket in the air can help predict the behavior of quanta. While the racket rotates 360 degrees about its lateral...

3-D-printed jars in ball-milling experiments

This image shows a thin-walled jar with a groove; isometric view with a cut (left) and cross section (right).

Astronomers Detect Orbital Motion in Pair of Supermassive Black Holes

Using the supersharp radio “vision” of the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), astronomers have made the first detection of orbital motion in a pair of supermassive black holes in a galaxy some 750 million light-years from...

NASA Keeps a Close Eye on Tiny Stowaways

he International Space Station, as seen from space shuttle Atlantis in 2011.

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy under real ambient pressure conditions

(left) This is a picture of a front cone, a circular cone-shaped spectrometer component, taken from above. The 30 μm aperture created at...

Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim

The Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took the component images of this enhanced-color scene during the...

Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality

Single spins in silicon carbide absorb and emit single photons based on the state of their spin.

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

This is how AEGIS sees the Martian surface. All targets found by the A.I. program are outlined: blue targets are...