Science Friday

Posted: November 7th, 2008 | Author: | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Quantum Entanglement

The other day I ran across this article while reading SciScoop. I found it worth a read. What’s more, it even explains some ideas in this post.

Quantum Entanglement

The quantum world is full of complementary variables such as position/momentum and wave/particle. The equations describing quantum mechanics are such that precise knowledge of one complementary variable precludes knowledge of the other–regardless of the measurement technique. Even if we could devise a way of accurately measuring position without affecting momentum, the momentum variable would still be imprecise. This is quantum uncertainty as defined by the Copenhagen interpretation, subject to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle.

[via Sciscoop]

Large Hadron Collider Goes Online

Posted: September 10th, 2008 | Author: | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

After today science will have a chance at discovering great unknowns and proving or disproving some of the most fundamental theories in physics. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will go online in CERN. Although I have no expertise in this subject matter I will try my hand at a quick summary of the most important points. Follow the jump for a brief introduction and a very nice video explaining it all in rap!

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