Schrödinger's Cat is Alive and Well, Thanks for Asking


Wed, Mar 17th, 2010 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Aaron O'Connell and colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara, demonstrated that a tiny resonating strip of metal--only 60 micrometres long, but big enough to be seen without a microscope--can both oscillate and not oscillate at the same time. Alas, you couldn't actually see the effect happening, because that very act of observation would take it out of superposition.



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