Schrodinger's cat is out of the bag

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 19:48:07 MST


http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/n00-02.htm

"We found that ...the influence of the
                   environment on the delicate superposition quickly
                   become a factor as you increase the distance between the
                   two states of the atom. This dependence on separation
                   tells us why itís impossible for us to see
superpositions in
                   our macro-sized world," explains David J. Wineland, a
                   member of the NIST team.

Damien



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