Google helps you learn about quantum physics with Minecraft

Quantum computing is just in its infancy, but its possibilities have certainly intrigued Google. In order to make the future come that much faster, the company is now looking to the children to usher in a new, quantum-physics savvy generation. The Google Quantum A.I. Lab Team released a blog post detailing the kid-friendly qCraft: a modpack for the popular, pixelated MMORPG Minecraft that enables players to explore and experiment with quantum physics in the digital world. With it, kids will be able to enact Schrodinger’s Cat, instead of reading about it in a text book.

Minecraft creations meet the real world through augmented reality iOS app

Minecraft Reality, co-developed by ‘computer vision’ firm 13th Lab and Mojang, lets fans of the hugely successful game upload their creations into the real world for others to see. And this isn’t some floaty gimmick – we’re talking positioning with sub-centimeter accuracy.