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To his death, Einstein could not reconcile himself with quantum mechanics. Entanglement, which Einstein dismissively termed “spooky action at a distance,” is one of the key tenants of quantum mechanics, and directly violates Einstein’s universal speed limit that says nothing can move faster than the speed of light. Now, Chinese physicists at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai have placed a lower limit on the speed of entanglement—at an incredible four times the speed of light.

Entanglement, as its name suggests, implies that two things are somehow correlated with each other. When two particles are entangled, the properties of one particle becomes somehow dependent on that of the other. Say, for example, two electrons interact locally with each other, and become entangled in the process. They are then moved apart. When the electrons are separated from each other, a measurement is made on the properties of the electrons, say the direction of their spin.

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Repost: http://www.overclock.net/t/1368661/xt-einsteins-action-at-a-distance-10-000-times-faster-than-light/0_100
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