Sunday, May 16, 2010

Every Tree is a Quantum Mechanic


Quantum entanglement is an aspect of particle physics so bizarre that Einstein could never accept it (he famously referred to it as "spooky action at a distance"). When two or more atomic-scale particles such as electrons become entangled, they stay linked and act as a single object: a change in one is instantly reflected in the other, no matter how far apart they become.

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