Skip to comments.Physicists seek to put one thing in two places
Posted on 09/26/2006 4:23:06 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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All of this makes perfect snse if the speed of light were nearly infinite.
is it not a fundamental law of physics that no object can be in two places at the same time?
Objects that are sufficiently small appear capable of being in two (or more) places at once (part of quantum mechanical weirdness). As I read it, the researchers mentioned in the article are trying to find out precisely how large a thing must be before its capability of being in more than one position at a single moment becomes experimentally unobservable.
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I just love the way these guys talk. Neat, I say.
Perhaps it's analogous to a policeman's radar gun to detect speed of cars, though on a different scale.
In this case, on that scale, however, it's as if they're throwing a soccer ball at a piece of plywood to measure distance to such a potentially-resonating surface, presumably to note movement over time, indicating resonance. The resonator inherently moves not only in the case of resonance due to other influences, but also from the forcing function of the soccer ball.
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