Einstein's 'Spooky Physics' Gets More Entangled

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Einstein's 'Spooky Physics' Gets More Entangled

Postby wolfhnd on June 3rd, 2009, 9:15 pm 

"spooky action at a distance." LiveScience

The theory of quantum mechanics predicts that two or more particles can become "entangled" so that even after they are separated in space, when an action is performed on one particle, the other particle responds immediately. Scientists still don't know how the particles send these instantaneous messages to each other, but somehow, once they are entwined, they retain a fundamental connection.

"We've entangled something that has never been entangled before, and it's the kind of physical, oscillating system you see in the classical world, just much smaller," said John Jost, a physics graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Jost and team describe their findings in the June 4 issue of the journal Nature.

http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/ ... ement.html
Credit: John Jost and Jason Amini

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