July 21st, 2007

What the hell?!

that sound you hear is *your mind blowing*

"Boiled down to its basics, the experiment involves splitting laser light into two beams, so that characteristics of one beam are reflected in the other beam as well. That's an example of what physicists call quantum entanglement. Specifically, Cramer has been planning to fiddle with one of the entangled laser beams such that it takes on the property of waves or particles. If one beam behaves like particles, the entangled photons of light in the other beam should behave like particles, too...

"That's what Einstein considered 'spooky action at a distance.' Such an effect could send information faster than light beams could travel, running counter to special relativity - and thus Einstein thought the effect was impossible to achieve. However, the evidence is mounting that quantum entanglement actually happens."

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Examining the war in Iraq to provide insights into military spending.

Tom Tomorrow on how the news works.

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Oh no! Martian dust storms threaten the rovers.

Is Pope Benedict trying to undo Vatican II?

Hypothetical questions to ask in the presidential debates.