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Physicists produce symmetry-protected Majorana edge modes on a quantum computer

Physicists produce symmetry-protected Majorana edge modes on a quantum computer

Artistic representation of Majorana edge modes on a string of superconducting qubits. Credit: Google Quantum AI Google Quantum AI physicists have used their quantum computer to study an efficient type of particle that is more resilient to environmental disturbances that can degrade quantum computations. These effective particles, known as Majorana edge modes, form as a …

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Cosmic Chocolate Pralines

Cosmic chocolate pralines: surprising discovery of physicists on the structure of neutron stars

Studying the speed of sound has revealed that heavy neutron stars have a hard mantle and a soft core, while light neutron stars have a soft mantle and a hard core – much like different chocolate pralines. Credit: Peter Kiefer and Luciano Rezzolla Physicists are modeling more than a million equations of state to uncover …

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Physicists strike gold and solve 50-year-old lightning mystery

Physicists strike gold and solve 50-year-old lightning mystery

Did you know: lightning can strike the same place several times? For example, the Empire State Building would be struck by lightning approximately 23 times per year. Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain The odds of being struck by lightning are less than one in a million, but those odds dropped dramatically this month when more than …

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Physicists claim wormholes may have been detected, with help from a new theoretical model – The Debrief

A Bulgarian research team has announced a method it says could be used to detect wormholes, theoretical structures that, if they exist, might be able to connect points far apart in spacetime. Wormholes have long captured the imagination of physicists. Part of this fascination has to do with the fact that wormholes, like the concept …

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Wormholes may have already been detected, physicists say

Wormholes may have already been detected, physicists say

Hypothetical bridges connecting distant regions of space (and time) could more or less resemble various black holes, meaning it’s possible these mythical beasts of physics have been seen before. Fortunately though, if a new model proposed by a small team of physicists at Sofia University in Bulgaria is accurate, there might still be a way …

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