Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quantum Superposition

Scientists Teleport Schrodinger's Cat

Well, not exactly a cat, but researchers from Australia and Japan have completed the first-ever teleportation of wave packets of light from one point to another - a first step towards quantum computing and communication.



At April 28, 2011 10:17 AM, Blogger Z said...

Quantum Sheer Ignorance from me, sorry! I admire your interest in science, physics, etc. It's not my gift, I assure you:-)
But the cat's cute!

At April 28, 2011 11:04 AM, Blogger Jan said...

You always find THE most intriguing items.

At April 28, 2011 11:30 AM, Blogger cube said...

Z: Glad you liked the cat. He is cute even if he's just a thought experiment.

To give you an appreciation of how big this will someday be... imagine a bit of information that in a computer now exists in binary form, either 0 or 1. With quantum computing, that same bit will exist in both states, superposition, which will allow vast amounts of data exchange at very high rates of speed.

At April 28, 2011 11:30 AM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: Thank you :-)

At April 28, 2011 3:30 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

So, when do I get my telepod? I really need to start getting to work on time.

At April 28, 2011 3:36 PM, Blogger cube said...

BeckEye: Unless you've morphed into a packet of light, you're going to have to give it some time.

At April 28, 2011 9:44 PM, Blogger AnnoyingJoe said...

Isn't it amazing? The cats dead and alive. Electrons being two places at once. Quantum mechanics, if nothing else, reminds us of how little we know about the universe. Now batting, nunber 11, string theory!

At April 29, 2011 12:00 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

WHOA! How awesome!

I think I've just been blinded by science!

At April 30, 2011 8:16 AM, Blogger birdwoman said...

love the poster! I remember reading a book called Schrodinger's Cat... I think it's one of the things that got me into weird science. That and the article on chocolate I read around the same time. :)


At April 30, 2011 10:48 PM, Blogger Z said...

cube...NOW I get it.

WHAT?????? :-)

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At May 01, 2011 2:00 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

Sounds pretty cool and awesome!

At May 01, 2011 8:33 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

kewl beans Cube! Hope ya had a fab weekend!:)s

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