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[Ars] New tech shows Einstein wrong: we can watch Brownian motion

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By holding a micron-sized sphere in a optical trap and measuring the scattered light with a high speed position detector (75MHz), a team was able to measure the motion of the spheres with a resolution of 0.2 angstroms and a temporal resolution of ~10ns. At these resolutions, they were able to track the inertial Brownian motion of the sphere.
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Pretty cool read, but the title's inaccurate.
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Brownian motion tracking FTW !!!

Thousand cores CPU with pm or fm die sizes FTW !!!

-Luxio
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Wow. The image looks pretty cool. If it was big enough, I would make it by background .
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I would hope with our new tech we could do some of the things Albert said we couldn't.
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This is why software people shouldn't comment on hardware issues. Einstein should have stuck to reverse-engineering the universe's source code.
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Like the OP said, the title is inaccurate. The Einstein was just wrong about the resolution that we can view Brownian motion. He did not say that we couldn't.
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