Having written up three of my favorite experiments demonstrating quantum phenomena, the next logical step is to do the same for the other great theory of modern physics, relativity. Like quantum mechanics,
Watch particles zip through your living room Machines designed to reveal subatomic particles operate on huge scales. Detectors at the Large Hadron Collider weigh thousands of tons, contain millions of
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The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the
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Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance."