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I got half way through the article and then stopped pretending I knew what the hell I was reading about. Quantum Physics just blows my mind.

thank god i'm not the only one here........

can somebody explain this in plain English? Too early in the morning/working to really REALLY wrap my mind around it
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post #12 of 25
Holy freeza!

Muhahahhahahahaah.
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lol. This IS the dumbed down version tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

thank god i'm not the only one here........

can somebody explain this in plain English? Too early in the morning/working to really REALLY wrap my mind around it

Basically, there is a very odd/interesting state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate.
It is usually tricky to create requiring VERY low temperatures, near absolute zero. To get these temperatures requires very expensive and complex cooling/ particle 'trapping' methods.

In this article they indicate that they found a new way to create this state of matter at room temperature, and this could make it a lot easier/cheaper to do so, allowing potentially more research into it.thumb.gif
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Basically, there is a very odd/interesting state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate.
It is usually tricky to create requiring VERY low temperatures, near absolute zero. To get these temperatures requires very expensive and complex cooling/ particle 'trapping' methods.

In this article they indicate that they found a new way to create this state of matter at room temperature, and this could make it a lot easier/cheaper to do so, allowing potentially more research into it.thumb.gif

and what's so great about this Bose-Einstein condensate? Is it some sort of material? Wire? Conductivity? Insulation?
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post #16 of 25
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and what's so great about this Bose-Einstein condensate? Is it some sort of material? Wire? Conductivity? Insulation?

They have a variety of odd characteristics that make them interesting from a research standpoint.
  • The ability to slow down light, or even 'stop' light, this could be invaluable for optical computing, telecommunications, optical storage and quantum computing
  • 'Atom lasers', instead of coherent light, they have been able to produce a steam of coherent atoms, this could be used for more new manufacturing techniques with semiconductors and integrates circuits
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They have a variety of odd characteristics that make them interesting from a research standpoint.
  • The ability to slow down light, or even 'stop' light, this could be invaluable for optical computing, telecommunications, optical storage and quantum computing
  • 'Atom lasers', instead of coherent light, they have been able to produce a steam of coherent atoms, this could be used for more new manufacturing techniques with semiconductors and integrates circuits

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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie View Post

They have a variety of odd characteristics that make them interesting from a research standpoint.
  • The ability to slow down light, or even 'stop' light, this could be invaluable for optical computing, telecommunications, optical storage and quantum computing
  • 'Atom lasers', instead of coherent light, they have been able to produce a steam of coherent atoms, this could be used for more new manufacturing techniques with semiconductors and integrates circuits

I also see some potential for "zero-latency" interconnection. If quantum computing is the processor, this could be the "quantum LAN." I think...?
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I wonder if they could use this in display tech as well as maybe in cloaking? I know bending light helps to cloak things, but what if it could be stopped and redirected instead of just bent?

Quantum Morse Code?
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post #20 of 25
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They have a variety of odd characteristics that make them interesting from a research standpoint.
  • The ability to slow down light, or even 'stop' light, this could be invaluable for optical computing, telecommunications, optical storage and quantum computing
  • 'Atom lasers', instead of coherent light, they have been able to produce a steam of coherent atoms, this could be used for more new manufacturing techniques with semiconductors and integrates circuits

other than the fact that my future kids/grandkids will grow up under a heavy debt ceiling and live in a society full of wussies.....I ENVY the technology they'll grow up using
Honestly, I kinda like growing up seeing technology develop. I how today's technology will be precieved in 10-20 years
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