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Physicists seek to put one thing in two places
World Science ^ | 25 Sept 2006

Posted on 09/26/2006 4:23:06 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored

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To: snarks_when_bored

All of this makes perfect snse if the speed of light were nearly infinite.


51 posted on 09/26/2006 8:08:22 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: jpsb
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.

52 posted on 09/26/2006 8:09:37 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: snarks_when_bored
hmmmm, thanks for the reply, I will have to pay attention to this thread, always thought being in two places at the same time was impossible. LOL, certainly would come in handy from time to time.
53 posted on 09/26/2006 8:17:22 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Loyalist

you beat me


54 posted on 09/26/2006 8:18:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Wage Slave

absolutely... and much, much more...


55 posted on 09/26/2006 8:38:37 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: snarks_when_bored

Watch out for the Oooblech!


56 posted on 09/26/2006 9:50:31 AM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Pride in the USA
“We’re try­ing to make a me­chan­i­cal de­vice be in two places at one time. What’s real­ly neat is it looks like we should be able to do it,” he said.

I just love the way these guys talk. Neat, I say.

57 posted on 09/26/2006 11:11:35 AM PDT by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: true_blue_texican; Brilliant
by touching it

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.

HF

58 posted on 09/26/2006 12:44:05 PM PDT by holden (holden on'a'na truth, de whole truth, 'n nuttin' but de truth)
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