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This article is above my pay grade but it seems to fit here.


A team of Chinese scientists have realized the satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs over 1,200 kilometers. The photon pairs were demonstrated to be still entangled after travelling long distances.

The experiment shows quantum entanglement, described by Albert Einstein as a “spooky action”, still exists at such a distance.

This satellite-based technology opens up bright prospects for both practical quantum communications and fundamental quantum optics experiments at distances previously inaccessible on the ground, said Pan Jianwei, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The achievement was made with the world’s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS); also dubbed Micius, launched by China on August 16, 2016, and was published as a cover article in the latest issue of academic journal Science.

Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in quantum physics, which is so confounding that Albert Einstein described it as a “spooky action at a distance” in 1948.

Scientists found that when two entangled particles are separated, one particle can somehow affect the action of the far-off twin instantly.

Scientists liken it to two pieces of paper that are distant from each other: if you write on one, the other immediately shows your writing.

The mystery of quantum entanglement has been puzzling scientists since it was detected.

Quantum physicists have a fundamental interest in distributing entangled particles over increasingly long distances and studying the behavior of entanglement under extreme conditions.


i LOVE this. such implications for our lives!


T and R to the usual suspects!! 🙂 Thanks, bebimbob. I really like the deep sea stuff. Hopefully, idiotic human sapiens won’t be able to pollute it to death!! 🙁


Whoops: homo sapiens. 🙂


The deep sea is largely unexplored a lot of surprises left “down there”

Don midwest
Don midwest

David Suzuki explains rationally that as humans we should be working on the climate issue

David Suzuki – For Thought: Hope for the Planet: Sydney Opera House Talks & Ideas

Talk given March 2016

From Bruno Latour and other sources realized why this doesn’t work.

It is so rational, how could anyone not accept this argument and charge off to address the most important issue in the history of earchbounds (Latour’s word for what used to be called humans)

I have heard David say that his 30 years of climate activism has been a failure because he failed to stop the carnage of the earth. He was part of and/or led many successful actions, but the overall trend won the day and continues for the most part and is accelerated with republican rule.

Don midwest
Don midwest

correction, earthbounds, not the word earchbounds – that sounds like “lurch” but saying that is only an excuse for my typing error

and why wouldn’t I want to rationalize my mistake rather than standing before you, naked, a failed typists and a failed speller

God have mercy on me


LOL. Your delving into this subject is always of interest, Don!


Run, as always. Thx, beimbob.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Nazneen Rahman: ‘Science and music are mediums in which I create’:
The scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research – and a singer-songwriter with two albums – reflects on her two loves and motivating forces

As I am writing this, I wonder if I am forcing these connections, if they are a post-hoc construct that allows me to give a more pleasing answer to why I am both scientist and songwriter. But I have truly come to believe that, in me, science and music are different manifestations of the same need. A central deep desire to create new things – elegant, beautiful, new things. It doesn’t much matter if it’s a scientific discovery, a clinic protocol that makes things easier for patients or a song that tells a human story from a fresh perspective. When it works it feels amazing. Even when it doesn’t work, the journey is always paved with nuggets of enlightenment that feed into future creations.

So what do I do?

I think, at my core, I am a creative, though it would be perplexing to many if I started to describe myself this way. Science and music are the mediums in which I happen to create, undoubtedly an unusual combination. But maybe only because we are relentlessly conditioned, from an early age, to believe we must choose whether we are in the science or the arts camp. People from the “arts camp” routinely tell me they were hopeless at science, sometimes apologetically, sometimes as a badge of honour, a mark of their creativity. Likewise, scientists worry that any proficiency in creativity might be interpreted as a deficiency in objectivity, the bedrock of science. It seems our society has lapsed into considering activity in the sciences and the arts a zero-sum game. It is not.

What would happen if we stopped constraining ourselves and our children in this way? If we embraced and fostered fluid boundaries between the sciences and the arts? If many more people were able to cross freely in and out of both worlds, successfully and unapologetically?

I believe science, art, individuals and society would reap countless benefits.

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