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  • Physicists seek to put one thing in two places

    09/26/2006 4:23:06 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 57 replies · 2,425+ views
    World Science ^ | 25 Sept 2006
    Physicists seek to put one thing in two placesSept. 25, 2006 Special to World Science  Physi­cists say they have made an ob­ject move just by watch­ing it. This is in­spir­ing them to a still bold­er proj­ect: put­ting a small, or­di­nary thing in­to two places at once. It may be a “fan­ta­sy,” ad­mits Keith Schwab of Cor­nell Uni­ver­si­ty in Ith­a­ca, N.Y., one of the re­search­ers. Then again, the first ef­fect seemed that way not long ago, and the sec­ond is re­lat­ed. The gray sliv­er reach­ing from top to bot­tom, slanted in the im­age, is a na­no­me­chan­i­cal re­s­o­na­tor, a sub-mi­c­ro­s­co­pic de­vice...