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quantum

‘how much’, the amount.
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Key words: gravitation; neutrons; quantum mechanics.
In a paper published last month, researchers propose that this connection between the two fields might finally enable physicists to reach a decades-long goal: to exploit quantum physics to build a computer whose performance would far surpass that of computers based on the classical physics of Isaac Newton.
Quantum and Seagate have been battling out supremacy in hard disk, especially in the desktop space, for many years.
In an article in the November/December 1992 issue entitied "The Wise Silence," Robert Lanza says that, according to the current quantum mechanical view of reality, "We are all the ephemeral forms of a consciousness greater than ourselves.
Chan published one of the two simultaneous reports that showed how semiconductor quantum dots could tag cells with microscopic beacons of light.
The exotic innards of such quantum computers may prove to be unlike anything used in computers today (SN: 8/26/00, p.
Transforming sunlight into electricity by means of quantum dust
Taking advantage of quantum effects to attain a winning edge