Monday, August 2, 2010

If You Ask Me, Quantum Entanglement Sounds Kinda Sexy




But according to this article, it ain't so much. Well, fine. But a girl can dream, can't she?

The article opens adding insult to injury:

"Quantum entanglement" may sound like an awful sci-fi romance flick, but it's actually a phenomenon that physicists say may someday lead to the ability to teleport an object all
the way across the galaxy instantly.

Whatev.

But then there's this tidbit:

"When two electrons are placed close together, they vibrate in unison. When you separate them, that's when all the fireworks start."

And this:

Then, if you vibrate one of them, somehow on the other end of the galaxy the other electron knows that its partner is being jiggled.

Whoa. I'd read this.

This post also appears at the author's blog.

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